By Rev. Denise Bender A little over five years ago, four clergywomen, all ordained United Methodist deacons, serendipitously decided to seek a new and unique way to bridge the church with the world. The paradigm shift in Christianity today is focused on how the church can be the gospel in the world, instead of merely … Continue reading Sacred Stones Ministries Celebrates Five Years
by Rev. Kerry Greenhill © 2019 Based on 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a Call to Worship One: It would be more convenient to be independent, lone ranger Christians who can find our own path, not beholden to others or woven into their lives in any significant way. Many: But we are the body of Christ, and individually … Continue reading One Body, Many Members: Liturgy for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany
God and Hamilton: Spiritual Themes from the Life of Alexander Hamilton & the Broadway Musical He Inspired By Kevin Cloud Reviewed by Kerry Greenhill In God and Hamilton, Kevin Cloud has written a thoughtful exploration of twelve spiritual themes found in Alexander Hamilton’s life and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s phenomenal Broadway musical: Grace, Shame, Faith, Initiative, The … Continue reading Book Review: God and Hamilton
At Sunrise Preschool, where I teach music in the weekday program, we’ve just shared our Christmas program, “Christmas In Our Jammies” with family and friends. Included in our weekly class, I shared the Christmas story each week from a different author and illustrator...
You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God through us; for the rendering of this ministry not only supplies the needs of the saints but also overflows with many thanksgivings to God. - 2 Corinthians 9:11-12 Today is Giving Tuesday, a movement of generosity that has … Continue reading Help us grow by making a donation today for Giving Tuesday!
By Rev. Denise Bender I always seem to become more aware of the weather in the autumn. I think it is because there is a tendency in Denver to have every season there is in the autumn. One day is sunny and I am watching a strawberry plant in bloom (silly thing), and the next … Continue reading Top 5 Favorite Things About Fall
Rev. Kerry's new worship series for the season of Epiphany will offer words of hope and encouragement to United Methodist congregations struggling with anxiety and division ahead of GC2019. Pre-order now to provide input and get support!
A call to worship, prayer of confession, and blessing based on this Sunday's lectionary text, Mark 10:46-52.
Earlier this summer, for the second year in a row, I had the privilege of serving as the Worship Faculty for Local Pastor Licensing School of the Rockies, a 10-day "boot camp" for new pastors in this region of The United Methodist Church (and a few from other parts of the U.S.!). Talking with folks … Continue reading Ask a Liturgy Nerd: Rev. Kerry Answers Your Worship Questions
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