Blessing of the Backpacks

Students in many parts of the country have already gone back to school, but others are still eagerly (or anxiously) preparing. If you want to acknowledge this special time of year for your community, consider having students - and teachers, and anyone else involved in resuming the school year - bring in their backpacks, laptop … Continue reading Blessing of the Backpacks

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Litany of Gratitude for Staff with a Servant’s Heart

by Rev. Kerry Greenhill © 2012 Let us give thanks for the ministry of small details: For greetings offered and doors unlocked for attendance entered and reminders sent for expenses processed and checks prepared we give thanks for your service in Christ’s name. For floors mopped and polished and carpets vacuumed for lilies ordered and mail … Continue reading Litany of Gratitude for Staff with a Servant’s Heart

When Love Looks Like Ashes

When Ash Wednesday falls on Valentine’s Day and Easter is April Fools’ Day, you might start to wonder about God’s sense of humor. The conjunction of these sacred and secular holidays got me thinking: is there a hidden truth in this year's calendar? After all, what could be more foolish than resurrection? And what is … Continue reading When Love Looks Like Ashes

Meditations to Help You Re-Connect with God

It's the most wonderful time of the year... unless you're knee-deep in end-of-year reports and business meetings, up to your ears in events for children and youth, swamped with worship planning for a dozen special services (each with their own sacred cows), and managing your own family of origin stresses and dysfunctions at the same … Continue reading Meditations to Help You Re-Connect with God