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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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Does the Church Need a New Hymnal?

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It may sound like the start of a joke, but the question is a legitimate one: How many Presbyterians does it take to decide to buy a new church hymnal? In reality, it is a significant decision that will wind its way through countless committees, congregation members, and Sessions. It

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Worship Resources for Domestic Violence Awareness Sunday

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and this Sunday, October 13th, is Domestic Violence Awareness Sunday in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). We at Unbound, would like to offer an extensive (but by no means comprehensive!) supply of resources for pastors and parishioners alike to use in worship, Christian education, pastoral

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MLK Litany on the Tragedy of Gun Violence

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Written for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day By the Rev. W. Mark Koenig, Director of the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations   Banner Photo: Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, both victims of gun violence (U.S. Library of Congress)   We celebrate and give thanks

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A Lament for the Earth

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A prayer reminding us that, even as we seek hope, we must make space for grieving, for the honest expression of loss, pain, and anger. This prayer is part of the Nov 2012 – Jan 2013 issue, “Hope for Eco-Activists: Discovering an Environmental Faith“. By Jessica Abell    View and Print



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The following are resources for exploring environmental spirituality and care for God’s creation. Congregations and faith leaders, be sure to note the worship resources. This eco-resource list is one way we can continue the conversation and learning begun in the Unbound Nov 2012–Jan 2013 issue, “Hope for Eco-Activists: Discovering an

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God of the Women

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This One Goes Out to the Nuns We are saddened that Sister Kathleen Ruszkowski, OSB, died on Thursday, April 19, at her Mt. St. Benedict Monastery in Erie, PA. Until she became ill with cancer she had  served on the staff of St. John the Beloved Roman Catholic Church that

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Litany for Earth Day

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Sunday, April 22, is Earth Day! Below are worship resources from Unbound‘s organizer, Emily Morgan, followed by links to earth care resources offered by our partners. By Emily Hope Morgan   CALL TO WORSHIP (Based on Psalm 1:1-3) One: Truly blessed persons don’t take advice from the foolish or from

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