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Throwing Stones: A Sermon about Domestic Violence

The following sermon is an excerpt from Shook Foil Books Young Preachers Compilation, a collection of twenty thoughtful sermons from young (under forty-years-old) church leaders. Springing from a diverse array of ministry contexts, these sermons reveal the strength, creativity, and

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Children’s Sabbath Liturgy

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October 20, 2019 (Jeremiah 31:27-34, Genesis 32:22-31, Psalm 121, 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5, Luke 18:1-8) Call to WorshipWe have gathered in this spaceWelcomed like a prodigal child back into our warm, safe home.We have gathered in this spaceEmbraced like children greeted by Jesus when others turned us away.We have gathered in


Prayer for Creation

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God of the rivers, valleys, mountains, and forests God of the lakes, bayous, creeks and oceansGod of the birds, sky, fish, and creatureYour people give you thanks Your children bask in the glory of your grace filled grassesWe run through your meadows with the joy of life But, yet, we

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Climate and Church: How Global Climate Change Will Impact Core Church Ministries

13 mins read

The following resource is an excerpt from the complete Climate and Church resource, a product of the National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program – now Creation Justice Ministries. Though many understand the devastating impacts that climate change will have on human communities around the world, few understand the impacts that


Worship Resources for Presidents’ Day

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Resources available courtesy of Rev. Teresa Stricklen from the PC(USA) Office of Theology and Worship. “I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, for kings and all who are in high positions, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and


Resources for Human Trafficking Awareness Day

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This Saturday, January 11, is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Human trafficking is modern-day slavery – the recruitment, harboring, transporting, providing or obtaining by any means any person for forced labor, slavery or servitude in any industry or site such as agriculture, construction, prostitution, manufacturing, begging, domestic service or marriage. The


God is a Dreamer, Too

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This reflection for common ground was written as a part of the Ignatian Solidarity Network’s Fall Call for Immigration Reform. Texts: Leviticus 25:23 Deuteronomy 10:17-19 Matthew 2:13-23 Our God is a dreamer. Joseph’s life has been turned upside down in the last few months. What seemed at first like his

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