Six Ways Kids Can Change the World – Reblogged from Sacraparental.com

1. Kids can be kind This is the hardest one, and the most important, for my money. Many adults would recognise that it’s easier to be the CEO of a do-gooding international charity than to be consistently kind and loving … Continue reading

Sacred Stones Ministries offers Denver youth their first mission trip, by Rev. Denise Bender

Sacred Stones Ministries offers Denver youth their first mission trip | by Rev. Denise Bender | Sacred Stones Ministries, Inc.

This story was originally published on RMCUMC.org on September 4, 2015. View the full story and photos. Sacred Stones Ministries, Inc., provided a week of mission from Aug. 10 to 14 for four Denver youth who had not been on … Continue reading

Five Ways Your Church May Be Making Visitors Feel Unwelcome – and How to Fix Them, by Revs. Denise Bender and Kerry Greenhill

"No Admittance: Please Use Other Door" - Five Ways Churches Make Visitors Feel Unwelcome | Sacred Stones Ministries | Revs. Denise Bender & Kerry Greenhill

Earlier this month I (Denise) was visiting my parents back in my hometown. I haven’t lived there for a very long time, and rarely am I there over a Sunday because of my clergy duties back home. But on this … Continue reading

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” … Continue reading

Giving Thanks, by Rev. Nani Arning

It’s that time of year again: Halloween has come and gone, Christmas commercials have begun, and Christmas music is even playing in the stores. Thanksgiving will soon be here, but so often gets lost amidst the other holiday festivities. That being said, Thanksgiving is a wonderful celebration to help children think of others. Continue reading

New Life in Community as We Celebrate the Easter Season

tiny purple flowers in bloom

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 … Continue reading