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Real Stories

Stories change us, because we can find ourselves in them.

We are not the kind of church that excuses ourselves from the good and hard things in people’s lives. Instead, as Jesus followers, we choose to jump into the stories all around us and stay awhile. RealLife Stories are one way to share how Jesus is showing up in our community, our church, and in our relationships.

Not Forgotten

Julia’s Story

“I didn’t even know this place was here.” The phrase hung in the air while two women from Real Life walked towards the front door of an assisted living facility on East Nixon carrying communion supplies in their hands.

A few months earlier, RealLife had received an email asking if someone could provide communion for a woman named Julia. She had recently been diagnosed with ALS/MND, commonly known as Lou Gerhig’s disease. She was 47 years old.