Krista Judson asks, What is Church? and reflects on the evolving meaning over a lifetime. "He began the story with 'You call us into church. And when we don’t attend, when we do not answer Christ’s call, the fellowship is diminished'."
"In a church I served, one dad had this to say about 8th graders: “It’s as if your smiling, happy-go-lucky child is abducted one night by aliens..."
This joyful milestone reminds us that no matter where we are, God is faithful. It is a way to connect generations and build relationships.
Rosemary Lamie- "reminds us of the salient point when anticipating the Spirit’s presence in our lives, 'I believe'”.
"While leaders form bonds within their congregations; healthy relationships of mutual support among peers are essential."— Karen Ziel
"Some of my best ideas have come to me on the recumbent bike which is a great motivator for a regular workout." -Tracy Gormley
"Every Sunday becomes an opportunity..." — Tracy Fouke Bausum
Rev. Jeff Lukens created a communion liturgy to address the "healing and wholeness" needed in a time when news about immigrants and their families is often disturbing and painful.
A congregation’s community project often starts with someone’s idea or dream, followed by a plan designed by a core team, and then, a group of volunteers willing to roll up their sleeves and get to work. Yet how can this worthy work be sustained over time? Whether the project involves food, clothing, or housing assistance or counseling and job training or organizing residents around an issue of local importance like the need for a community garden or more stop signs, at some point the program ...
"We need to stop believing that teaching the Bible in an educational setting will bring today’s children and youth to a life of faith." —Debbie Gline Allen