Tending the Soil: Practices to Enrich Your Ministry

Sacred Stones Ministries invites clergy and laypeople from Colorado’s eastern plains and surrounding areas to join us for Tending the Soil: Practices to Enrich Your Ministry, on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Burlington United Methodist Church will host a day of worship, workshops, and conversation, starting at 9:30 a.m. and finishing by 3:00 p.m. Four ordained … Continue reading Tending the Soil: Practices to Enrich Your Ministry

Worship for the Whole Community (Pt 2): Why It Matters, How It Will Help You

Perhaps you read about Rev. Kerry's training and coaching opportunity, Worship for the Whole Community (and if you haven't yet, please check it out!), and you thought, "Well, it sounds great, but this is a difficult time to take on something new. Too much pressure, too much going on with Advent and Christmas (on a … Continue reading Worship for the Whole Community (Pt 2): Why It Matters, How It Will Help You

Worship for the Whole Community: Training & Coaching Opportunity

Why do people come to worship? What spiritual and human needs do your church’s worship experiences currently meet? What groups of people in your community are under-represented (or not represented at all) in your congregation? How can you more effectively reach out to include and bless people from diverse backgrounds and lifestyles? If your church … Continue reading Worship for the Whole Community: Training & Coaching Opportunity

Five Tips for a More Meaningful Holy Week, by Rev. Kerry Greenhill

As we journey through Lent and prepare for the high holy days from Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday, we here at Sacred Stones Ministries want to help you make the most of a season that can be a “thin place” between the earthly realm and the in-breaking realm of God. So as part of our … Continue reading Five Tips for a More Meaningful Holy Week, by Rev. Kerry Greenhill

Exciting Updates on Sacred Stones Ministries!

Friends and colleagues keep asking how Sacred Stones is doing, and I am always pleased to tell them how much interest people are expressing in our model of shared and supportive ministries. In fact, the response has been so positive that I (Kerry) have not had time to stay current on communicating all our news! … Continue reading Exciting Updates on Sacred Stones Ministries!

altar with symbolic objects contributed by retreat participants

Register now for Working the Soil: Preparing for Fall and Advent, a planning retreat for pastors

Working the Soil: Preparing for Fall and Advent a planning retreat for pastors Make time this summer to get away from the daily demands of ministry in order to begin planning your worship themes and series for fall and Advent. Join companions on the journey as we make room for the Spirit in our midst, … Continue reading Register now for Working the Soil: Preparing for Fall and Advent, a planning retreat for pastors

Dave Raymond, Kerry Greenhill, and baby Anneliese Joy Greenhill-Raymond

How Pastoral Transitions Are Like Having a Baby, or What I Learned on My Maternity Leave

As many of you know, June marks my official return to ministry work after three months of maternity leave. Anneliese Joy was born March 10, and my husband Dave and I could not be more thrilled to have her in our lives. Of course, there have been plenty of challenges along the way, and I … Continue reading How Pastoral Transitions Are Like Having a Baby, or What I Learned on My Maternity Leave