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

Longest Night

by Holley Potts
For this worship service votives in purple and white were used, with five pillar candles (four purple, one white). See the rotating pictures below. Order of Worship (service… read more

Review: Preparing Couples for Love and Marriage

by Bromleigh McCleneghan
There are pastors who don’t like doing weddings, and I can empathize. The wedding industrial complex has turned what might be (and once was) a simple and lovely public… read more

Blessing of the Animals

by Betsy Hall
St. Francis of Assisi is known for his love of animals and nature, on or around the date of his feast day (Oct. 4th) churches plan a worship service called the Blessing of the… read more
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