Category Archives: Stories from Churches

Defining our Terms

Along the same lines as a recent post from Abby, I had two somewhat striking moments this past weekend. First, during our confirmation class I asked how many of them have heard the word theology. They hesitated until I said … Continue reading

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What is God’s Love Like?

Yesterday for our Sunday School Lesson, we focused in on the verse, Romans 8:38-39: 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height … Continue reading

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Room for Christ

Yesterday we were ready to start Sunday school and so I asked all the kids to make sure they had written their names on the activity sheet they had while everyone was arriving. As they started putting their sheets to … Continue reading

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Learning a Lesson…

Last August, some of our High School Youth Traveled to Lantern Hill in Baja Mexico for a service trip.  It was a truly amazing experience.  We all grew in many ways.  I had my own little “freak out” moment where … Continue reading

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What Have You Learned?

I always love working with kids. I was reminded of this on Sunday. There is something about their way of digesting information; how they ask questions adults don’t think of or how they hold on to information. So as we … Continue reading

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How Do We Welcome Others?

Recently I preached to a small group of people. The sermon came, in part, out of the number of people who had recently told me about how they had not been welcomed in the church or were leaving their church … Continue reading

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Being Fed…

This week I have had a couple of opportunities to come together with other leaders, both lay and ordained to be fed.  As I come from these opportunities, I find myself wondering “why don’t I do this more often?”  Afterward, … Continue reading

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And the results are in…

contributed by Pam Zimmer As election day comes to a close, I am preparing for this evening’s meeting of our new youth board. In order to allow youth more say in their programming, a youth board, essentially a student council, … Continue reading

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Carrying the Cross

Earlier in the year I was with some of our new acolytes. They had come out on a Saturday morning to be trained to help lead worship. They were going in pairs to light the altar candles for the first … Continue reading

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A Jawdropping Moment

This past Sunday Night, I had my first Sunday Night Youth Meeting with the Middle School Youth.  The first night  of the year is ALWAYS a big deal.  They are excited.  I’m excited.  They want to know what we are … Continue reading

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