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Church Staff Spotlight – Lynne Ginn

Church Staff Spotlight Lynne Ginn, Music Administrative Assistant and Wedding Coordinator How does Danny Vancil manage to put together such meaningful and beautiful music each week at Smoke Rise?  Meet Lynne Ginn, our Music Administrative Assistant and Wedding Coordinator! Lynne manages the vast library of music used by our choirs, ensembles and orchestras. She also … Continue reading



Consistent with the last two years, we began our new fiscal church year in April with a positive balance of offerings-over-expenses. In considering our past giving history over many years, we know that a shortfall in offerings typically results in a negative balance beginning in June each year. The Finance Committee realizes that changes in … Continue reading



San Diego is spectacular.  Sunshine, low humidity, gleaming buildings, water everywhere and gorgeous beaches. You may have been there. And about 20 miles away is the Mexican border. The San Diego airport is about as far from the border as the Atlanta airport is to Smoke Rise. Crossing the border into Mexico is relatively easy. … Continue reading