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Archive: December 2014

Improv Christmas pageant livens up season

by Rev. Ashley Sherard What happens when you gather some spare art supplies, borrowed Nativity costumes, Christmas carols, the scriptures and a group of really flexible church members?  An improve Christmas Pageant, that’s what!  On Saturday, December 20 Jerusalem Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) gathered for its regular worship time to share a meal and […]

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Posted on December 22, 2014
Filed under: Congregations, Family & Children, General, People
Why I go to church

WHY I GO TO CHURCH Anonymous, contributed to the Nebraska regional newsletter through the Broken Halos, a women’s support group at First Christian, Weeping Water, NE (Nov. 2014) In recent years, many young adults in my generation have developed a distaste for the church. Some of the reasons are valid, some not. Other friends feel […]

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Posted on December 19, 2014
Filed under: Congregations, People, Regions, Young Adult
Board for Hispanic Ministries meets

The board of the Central Pastoral Office for Hispanic Ministries met in early December. Rev. Huberto Pimentel, national pastor, reports the board approved a 57 page document as the basis for a new focus on identity, mission and witness for Obra Hispana. Included in this effort will be an emphasis on mental health care (Matt. […]

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Posted on December 16, 2014
Filed under: General
Mass incarceration the focus of 2015 Ecumenical Advocacy Days

Editor’s note: Mass incarceration is also the subject of one of the justice track workshops at the 2015 General Assembly in Columbus, Ohio, July 18-22. The worldwide issues of mass incarceration, exploitation and forced labor will be addressed at the 13th Annual National Gathering of Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice, to be […]

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Boy, do I need Advent!

Boy, do I need Advent this year! I need a respite from the commercial “Christmas season” where the sacred and the secular collide and stay awkwardly entangled for weeks – where good will and generosity struggle with crass consumerism – where the birth of love into the world is reduced to “Jingle Bells”… My soul […]

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Posted on December 9, 2014
Filed under: Uncategorized