Take my hand: The gospel and the blues

By Steve Beard
The first of several pivotal scenes in the film “Selma” occurs when the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. makes a late night phone call to gospel singer Mahalia Jackson. … read more

Worship for Kids: May 3, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View First Reading: Acts 8:26-40. Some older children will recognize Ethiopia as a modern country. Others will need to have this pointed out. (Identifying… read more

Worship for Kids: April 26, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View First Reading: Acts 4:5-12. Children do not understand this story unless it is read in the context of the healing of the lame man (vss. 1-11). They… read more

Worship Connection: April 26, 2015

By Nancy C. Townley
Fourth Sunday of Easter COLOR: White SCRIPTURE READINGS: Acts 4:5-12; Psalm 23; 1 John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to Worship #1  L: The God of all shepherds … read more

Worship Elements: April 26, 2015

By Mary Petrina Boyd
Fourth Sunday of Easter COLOR: WhiteSCRIPTURE READINGS: Acts 4:5-12; Psalm 23; 1 John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18 THEME IDEAS The fourth Sunday of Easter is Good Shepherd… read more

Worship for Kids: April 19, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
Third Sunday of Easter From a Child's Point of View First Reading: Acts 3:12-19. Children need to hear the preceding story of the healing of the lame man (vss. 1-11) to make sense … read more

Worship Elements: April 19, 2015

By Ministry Matters
Third Sunday of Easter COLOR: White SCRIPTURE READINGS: Acts 3:12-19; Psalm 4; 1 John 3:1-7; Luke 24:36b-48 Call to Worship:L: Come, let us worship and bow down;… read more

Worship Elements: April 12, 2015

By Laura Jaquith Bartlett
Second Sunday of Easter COLOR: White SCRIPTURE READINGS: Acts 4:32-35; Psalm 133; 1 John 1:1–2:2; John 20:19-31 THEME IDEAS Fellowship is a term we toss around frequently in … read more

Worship for Kids: April 12, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
Second Sunday of Easter From a Child's Point of View During their elementary years, children join clubs, teams, and other groups. They know that members of each of these groups… read more

Worship Connection: April 12, 2015

By Nancy C. Townley
Second Sunday of Easter COLOR: WhiteSCRIPTURE READINGS: Acts 4:32-35; Psalm 133; 1 John 1:1–2:2; John 20:19-31 Call to Worship #1: L: What great joy we have! P: Our Lord is… read more

A culture of prayer

By Alex Joyner
The place of prayer “I’ll pray for you.” It rolls off our tongues so easily when someone shares a struggle he is having or her worries about a loved one. As we… read more

Worship for Kids: April 5, 2015

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Gospel: John 20:1-18 or Mark 16:1-8. According to Mark, when the women found the tomb empty and heard what the angels said, they were not happy but… read more
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