What’s Happening

Here you can find all the latest news and information about “what’s happening” at Royal Lane, this week, month and year.

Social Justice Team – Faith in Texas Legislative Summit Report

Posted: January 17th, 2019, 1:13 pm

On Saturday, January 12, Pastor Mike, Joey Belgard, Barbara Gunnin, Scott Gonzalez, Trent Juarez, and Garland Hamic attended a Faith in Texas (FiTX) legislative summit. The purpose of this event was to plan for how the Dallas FiTX cluster will engage with our state legislators in the legislative session that commenced last week.

We learned that FiTX will be focused on three priorities that have a direct impact on the work that the Dallas cluster is doing with local leaders:

  1. Protecting Local Control – FiTX opposes efforts to preempt city control broadly and on the following issues specifically: guaranteed sick leave, fair chance housing and hiring, payday lending regulation, policies separating ICE from local law enforcement efforts, affordable housing, and bail reform.
  2. Bail Reform – FiTX is working to eliminate cash bail in Dallas County (which was recently found to be unconstitutional) and replace it with a more equitable system.
  3. Immigrant Driver’s Licenses – HB35 would restore the rights of undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses, thereby allowing them to drive legally, reduce insurance rates for everyone, eliminate obstacles to accessing services, and provide a means for proving identity.

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Sermon, January 13, 2019

Posted: January 15th, 2019, 11:21 am

“We Are Baptized Beloveds”
Rev. Dr. Michael L. Gregg
January 13, 2019
Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

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There were four country churches in a small Texas town: the Presbyterian church, the Baptist church, the Methodist church, and the Catholic church. Each church was overrun with pesky squirrels.

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Sermon, January 6, 2019

Posted: January 9th, 2019, 9:53 am

“Home by Another Way”
Rev. Dr. Michael L. Gregg
January 6, 2019
Luke 2:1-12

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Once upon a time there were three very wise men who were all sitting in their own countries, minding their own business, when a bright star lodged in the right eye of each of them.

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Featured Artist: Jim Norman Bush, Photographer

Posted: January 8th, 2019, 10:15 am

Jim Norman Bush, Photographer of Steven James Gallery will have a Photography Exhibition in the Box-Hawkins Gallery running from January 4th to March 29th, 2019.

Join us in the Box-Hawkins Gallery for exhibit and reception:
Sunday, January 13, following worship until 2:00 pm.

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Sermon, December 30, 2018

Posted: January 3rd, 2019, 11:14 pm

“Searching for Jesus”
Rev. Dr. Michael L. Gregg
December 30, 2018
Luke 2:41-52

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I love reading those old church marquee signs. You know, the ones where you have to change the letters one by one.

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