Entries by Chris


If you’d like a child-free place to do some wrapping of gifts while enjoying great conversation with other Branch women, then join us at Lynell Shooks home (2657 Jefferson 49507). Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 bring your gifts and some wrapping paper. Or just come for the mingling. We’ll also be doing a cookie exchange […]

good news?

This Christmas season we’ll celebrate the birth of Jesus, and for good reason.  But the announcement of a newborn king 2000 years ago wasn’t good news to everyone.  For some, it threatened their very existence; for others, it was a declaration that turn their lives upside down (and then some). So what about today?  What […]

food baskets

Over the next few weeks we’ll be collecting food — putting them into holiday food baskets — and delivering them to local families.  You can participate by bringing a specific food item to the Branch, helping us assemble the baskets, or delivering them to the families.  To sign up or get more details, email chris@thebranchonline.org […]

Beneath the Tree

At our core is the belief that creativity is a gift from God — a gift to be celebrated and highlighted whenever possible.  This weekend we’re spotlighting creativity through an event called Beneath the Tree.  This in-home-art-sale gives local artists a chance to sell their work, and it gives the Branch a chance to raise […]


she is a ministry at the Branch for all women.  Whether young, old, married or single — it is a place to connect, have fun, share life and grow in faith.  Mark your calendars for these upcoming events — we hope you can join us. Friday, Nov. 12 she::shops Beneath the Tree – Meet at […]


The next gathering is October 8, 7PM, at the Beltline Bar for dinner.  This is a great chance to meet other women, share life and good food.  Questions, or want to RSVP? Email Mindy (mindymlaw@gmail.com).

Guys Night Out

The plan for this oh-so-manly event is simple: frisbee golf followed by food (and just to be clear: if you’ve never thrown a frisbee in your life you’ll do just fine. Trust us. This is not a particularly impressive group of frisbee golfers) Meet at Old Farm Park (Old Farm Park – 2291 Embro Dr […]

simply Christian

To borrow N.T. Wright’s words, “Being a Christian in today’s world is, of course, anything but simple.  But there is a time for trying to say, a simply as possible, what it’s all about.”  In this series, it is our aim to do just that.  Join us on Sundays as we explore just what it […]