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Dear House2House and Simple Church family,

For 15 years, H2H has led what has become one of the most relevant movements of faith in America over the last 100 years. Thousands of communities have embraced their faith with a dedication that has made the house church a legitimate and exciting option for tens of thousands.

Embracing the opportunity to keep house churches and simple churches relevant in the 21st century, H2H has handed operations over to a new organization with the gifts, heart, personnel, and resources to serve these important communities in more profound ways than we ever imagined. The new stewards of both H2H and Simple Church will announce their plans in January, 2015.

For those of you who have been faithful supporters of H2H, please know that your donations will no longer be required or accepted as of December 19, 2014. 

To those who have looked to the leadership of H2H in your work and your community, we are pleased that Ken Eastburn, Executive Director of H2H since 2012, will continue his leadership role in the new organization.

For the H2H team, David Underwood (founding member and current board chair)


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