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Advent Justice Reflections (Year C)

This resource for worship or study is freely available for use and adaptation. Please remember to give us a shoutout! A Printing-friendly pdf of these reflections is available HERE (7 two-sided pages).  Note from the Editors Though Advent is a season

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Advent Justice Reflections (Year C)

26 mins read

This resource for worship or study is freely available for use and adaptation. Please remember to give us a shoutout! A Printing-friendly pdf of these reflections is available HERE (7 two-sided pages).  Note from the Editors Though Advent is a season chock-full of worship and devotional resources, few Advent devotionals are

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A Prayer for Children’s Sabbath

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This Sunday is Children’s Sabbath, a program originally developed by Marian Wright Edelman of the Children’s Defense Fund and now recognized by people of many faith traditions. Gracious God, our creator and our teacher, We bring before you names that you already know, of your beloved children. Each of us

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Who is Missing?

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Editor’s Note: While Barbara Newman’s work is focused on the deliberate inclusion of people with various needs based on ability, the principle of deliberate inclusion can be applied more broadly to cover any time when one group of people might otherwise feel excluded based on how the activities of the

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Living History – Bettie J. Durrah

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“Color Me Part of the Human Family” Video used with permission from the Presbyterian Historical Society, part of the Living History film project. Bettie J. Durrah, church elder, shares her experiences as a leader of Presbyterian and women’s groups, including her work as a choreopoem author. Edited Transcript: I’m Bettie J.

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From Sheep-Stealing to Kingdom-Building

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Evangelism in the Ecumenical Context At its root, the word ‘evangelism’, simply means spreading good news. For Christians, this usually means spreading the good news about Jesus Christ. In recent years, Google and other businesses have co-opted the word; for example, having employees called ‘Google evangelists’, whose job it is

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Ecumenical Pilgrims

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Come Join the Journey Toward New Moral and Global Horizons As a New Yorker with no car, I walk a lot. I find myself evaluating a new pair of shoes based on the mileage I imagine clocking in them, and anytime I explore a new area of the city, figuring

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Prayer for Those Battling Demons

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The following prayer is reprinted with permission from the book Prayers for The New Social Awakening, ed. Christian Iosso and Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty. O God, we pray for all those in recovery whose demons are kept at bay one day at a time; for those clean twenty-four hours and wondering if

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Sing a New Church!

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“Language used in the worship and work of the church should affirm the wholeness of God and the full personhood of every individual.” So wrote Starr Luteri, in the PC(USA)’s 1996 study paper “Language About God”. [1] When you think about it, isn’t that what we want the Church to

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