A View from the Pew: Mothers and Fathers

by Lance Wallace

Church is a place for celebration. That celebration gets tricky when we as the church are handed a set of holidays outside of our faith tradition and the Scriptures.


Crossroads: The Presence of the Holy Spirit

by Kevin Head

Several years ago on a weekend retreat, I gathered with a group of teenagers in a dimly lit room to share an Agape Love Feast. Earlier, we had set up the room with candles, a plate of bread, and a large cup of grape juice.


Formations 05.31.2015: Flip-Flop or Change of Heart?

by Darrell Pursiful

The few times I’ve been invited to take part in a council of ordination, I have always asked the candidate to talk about a time when he or she changed their mind.


Uniform 05.31.2015: The Greatest Gift Is Love

by Michael Ruffin

The church can and should be a community in which its members experience a taste of heaven right here on Earth. That is so because God is present in the church and where God is, God’s love is.


God in a Hurry

by Kimberly McClung DeVries

Recently, computer problems at work caused me to have to shut down my computer and restart it. This was a routine delay of two minutes, maybe three, while my computer reset and I reentered my password.

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Flame: Pentecost Painting

by Mina Munns

I know it’s a bit early for Pentecost, but I like to be ahead of the game and there are so many stories where flames are useful! This is a really great idea for all ages.

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