Connecting with Youth, Family, Parish, and Wider Community in Non-Gathered Ways

Connecting with Youth, Family, Parish, and Wider Community in Non-Gathered Ways
In the current situation regarding COVID-19 and increasing number of self-quarantine, ministers across the country are trying to discern how to engage the people they serve without physically coming together.  Non-gathered ministry allows ministry leaders to reach youth who do not attend programs (or even church).  Consider these pra...
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A Guide to Designing Non-Gathered Programs

A Guide to Designing Non-Gathered Programs
​As we prepare our ministry response in the current and uncertain situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no shortage of ideas and resources.  Links, websites, resources, downloads abound online.  The real challenge for ministry leaders is discerning and developing an effective and responsive ministry in this new situation.&nb...
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Celebrating the Equinox, the Moon, and Their Relationship with Easter

Celebrating the Equinox, the Moon, and Their Relationship with Easter
"Praised be You, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars, In the heavens you have made them bright, precious and fair." St Francis of Assisi The moon has inspired artists, poets, and romantics for centuries. It divides the day into night and affects the tides of the oceans. For Christians, the moon is one of the "great lights" that God made on t...
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