Worship for Kids: May 6, 2018

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View First Reading: Acts 10:44-48. This is a story about a time the church changed its ways to keep up with what God was doing that is, including the… read more

Worship Elements: May 6, 2018

By Rebecca Gaudino
Sixth Sunday of Easter COLOR: WhiteSCRIPTURE READINGS: Acts 10:44-48; Psalm 98; 1 John 5:1-6; John 15:9-17 THEME IDEAS God’s love creates a generous dwelling… read more

Church of England goes cashless for worshippers’ contributions

By Catherine Pepinster / Religion News Service
LONDON (RNS) — Like the widow offering small coins at the Temple in Luke’s Gospel, Christians have long been encouraged to not only pray but also make a financial… read more

Worship Elements: April 29, 2018

By Ministry Matters
Fifth Sunday of Easter COLOR: White SCRIPTURE READINGS: Acts 8:26-40; Psalm 22:25-31; 1 John 4:7-21; John 15:1-8 Call to Worship: L: Come and sit with me; we shall study the … read more

Worship for Kids: April 29, 2018

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

10 things I wish everyone knew about Passover

By Rabbi Evan Moffic
Every year millions of Jews (and many Christians) gather around a table and celebrate Passover. We tell the story of the biblical Exodus from Egypt. This festive meal is among the … read more

Easter and April Fools

By Jeanne Torrence Finley
The divine comedy This year Easter Sunday shares the calendar with April Fools’ Day, a coincidence that last happened in 1956 and won’t occur again until 2029. This… read more

Worship for Kids: April 22, 2018

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 22, 2018

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 22, 2018

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

Is fear impacting your ability to make giving easy?

By Kristine Miller
Have you observed how church giving has changed over the past decade? Have you noticed the offering plate makes its quick trip through the congregation and comes back mostly… read more

Worship for Kids: April 15, 2018

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
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