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Mike Furlong was being shaped by Collective influences before Collective existed; And Mike was shaping Collective before there was Collective to be shaped. The lives of this person and this congregation have been inextricably tangled, woven together for more than a decade. Join us this week as celebrate Mike's time with us, and encourage him as he moves on.
On this eve of Mike's departure, with our hearts full from such warm remarks of gratitude and support in last night's service, there is left but to wish he and Sophie well, and to live into the community that he's helped to create and foster.
If you missed the service or want to listen again to the kindness and connection fostered by this community, from tears to laughter, check out the video or podcast. also, feel free to check out the blog from last week, with a heartfelt reflection on Mike's time with Collective, and a sending off from Ben and the community
Mike and Sophie intend to continue as a part of the community, tuning in whenever possible to the livecast, chatting when they can, and Mike plan's to become a regular contributor to the Collective Blog. This is sure: their lives and voices will remain a part of the Collective voice.
Didn't get a chance to share with Mike last night? Post your thoughts, wishes and thanks here on the blog and he'll be sure to see it.
Collective Kids Continues To Be A Big Hit!
We are a misfit faith community that gathers in DeLand on Sundays at 5pm. Come as you are.
We value highly the metaphor of journey. We’re different people from different places and backgrounds, representing an intergenerational community, and we’ve traveled different paths. So, we agree not to make assumptions about the person across from us, next to us, or in conversation with us. We challenge ourselves to be sensitive, knowing this community includes a diverse group of people from life-long followers of Jesus, to people who are just now open to the idea that God might exist. We strive to avoid offense, ask good questions, articulate and explain our responses. We don’t assume fluency in bible, spirituality, or Church language, because we believe the message of Jesus is not for Christianity, but for humanity. So, we do everything in the spirit of love and grace.
Paid Professional Childcare Available during Sunday Services
1 - 5 years of age | Childcare
6 - 11 years of age | Collective Kids