10 Ways to Celebrate New Year’s with Your Children!

1. Attend a Worship Service Many faith communities offer worship services that allow for a time of reflection, contemplation, looking back over the last year, and looking ahead to the New Year. The United Methodist tradition has a variety of services: a. Watch Night Owlah Services b. Watch Night Vespers c. Watch Night Vigil To … Continue reading 10 Ways to Celebrate New Year’s with Your Children!

Food for All, and All for Fun, by Rev. Denise Bender

Thanksgiving Week has for many years been one of my favorite weeks. The excitement of being with family and friends as we feast on turkey, potatoes, gravy, pumpkin pie and all the rest on Thanksgiving Day is led into by the way we help others be ready for that same abundant meal. For many years … Continue reading Food for All, and All for Fun, by Rev. Denise Bender

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The Lessons of Chicken TV – by Rev. Nani Arning

About a month ago, we got three chickens. This is after I said we would probably never have chickens. My son repurposed a piece of furniture into the coop, built a run, and away we went! It’s amazing how peaceful and calming those chicken sounds are.  Not really knowing anything about raising chickens, I’ve learned … Continue reading The Lessons of Chicken TV – by Rev. Nani Arning

New Life in Community as We Celebrate the Easter Season

Yesterday was the Easter Eggstravaganza at Bethany UMC, an annual Easter egg hunt that has been a tradition at many churches. The Eggstravaganza also saw the continuation of another annual tradition (or so it seems) - a snowstorm! Not surprising for spring in Denver. The children were very excited all morning and barely made it … Continue reading New Life in Community as We Celebrate the Easter Season