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Children’s Sabbath Liturgy

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

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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

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Questions of a Not-Yet-Mother

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A Millennial’s Dilemma on Having Children They may not make the front page, but a number of articles lately have been reporting a lower birth rate among millennials. The story is often framed in economic terms, but for me the question of whether or not to have children is primarily

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Making GA Accessible for All: Dependent Care

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Much work has been done to make the General Assembly as inclusive a gathering as possible. Fair representation of both Ruling Elder and Teaching Elder Commissioners is ensured. We hear from Advisory Delegates, who represent a wider swath of voices, the majority of whom (YAADs) represent a younger generation, prior

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To Break the Shackles

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Palestinian Children and Israeli Military Detention “A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be consoled, because they are no more.” –Matthew 2:18 Presbyterians affirm that the Holy Spirit gives us courage “to hear the voices of peoples long silenced.”

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The Other Christmas Children

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So many experiences come to mind when I think about my trip to Israel/Palestine. It’s been almost 18 months since I had the privilege of traveling to Israel/Palestine with the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program as part of the Mosaic of Peace Conference (2014). It was a remarkable trip. I was blessed

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The Prime Time Parade

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Walking the Church/School Boundary It’s a daily parade. Every morning as the sun rises over Mount Rainier, children leave the back door of Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Tacoma and walk 2 blocks up I street to Lowell elementary school. The parade reverses direction in the afternoon. The 40 or so

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Toward a Theology of the Child

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“Children should be seen and not heard.” I imagine most readers have heard the adage. I can remember hearing that phrase more than once as a child. As I came to understand it, children were some sort of interesting conversation piece – enjoyable to have around as long as they

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Setting the Stage

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Why Education? The title of this issue, ‘A Pedagogy for the Distressed’, echoes Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed, a seminal work both for critical pedagogy and liberation theology. Many are distressed about the state of education, both in the U.S. and around the world, and yet most if not

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Is it Enough?

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A Reflection on Education Policy in the PC(USA) and Response to Item 14-02: “Educate a Child, Transform the World” My students are the legacy of Brown v Board of Education. Let me introduce you to my students. They are eighth-graders living in Tuscon, AZ, who find themselves tasked with studying

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