Hallelujah Chorus

by Ace Collins
We know that God works all things together for good for the ones who love God, for those who are called according to his purpose. —Romans 8:28 Imagine having lost fame. It… read more

Disastrous Christmas

by Don Underwood
Forty years ago I was the youth minister at a church in a county seat town. There was a strong tradition in this church of providing a live nativity scene every year, and it was… read more

Worship Connection: Christmas Eve 2013

by Nancy C. Townley
Christmas Eve Candlelighting Service Scripture Readings: Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20.   [Tonight’s Christmas Eve Service is based on the song… read more

Thanksgiving (free graphics)

by Betsy Hall, Matt Orozco
Thanksgiving can easily get crowded out by the jump from Halloween to Christmas, plan a community worship service for a time to pause, stop, and give thanks to God. Free… read more

Getting to Know the Neighbors: A (Turnaround) Case Study

by Rosario Picardo
Epworth UMC, Lexington, Kentucky, circa 1950: a five-hundred-seat sanctuary filled to capacity, a full roster of Sunday school classes, and over one hundred missionaries and… read more

Silent Night

by Ace Collins
She gave birth to her firstborn child, a son, wrapped him snugly, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the guestroom. —Luke 2:7 On December 24… read more
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