Virtual Annual Event Leadership Team

The leadership line up for the 2021 Annual Event reflects the theme—they are anything but ordinary!  Bringing together diverse voices of scholars and musicians, pastors and teachers, artists, and coaches, participants will get a sneak peak at the wide vision of...

Annual Event 2021: Anything But Ordinary Time!

Annual Event 2021: Anything But Ordinary Time!

This is a text message conversation between the 2020 Annual Event cochairs. 2 People >  Hey, did you see the APCE 2021 Annual Event announcement? Oh, my goodness, yes!  I cannot believe they gathered all these incredible speakers on such short notice. It took...

Prayer and Meditation: Now I lay me down to sleep . . .

When I was a child, a good-night prayer was the last detail of the day. I’d lay down in bed and my mother would tuck me in and we would say THE prayer together. She would begin, “Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep . . ."  I’m sure I’m not the...

The Magnificat: Canticle of the Turning

“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God, my savior, for God has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done good things for me, and holy is his name.” Luke...

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Image by Michelle Maria from Pixabay What’s your favourite Christmas movie? I love to watch The Polar Express, and I’ve just finished binge-watching the new Netflix series Dash & Lily but, truth be told, my absolute favourite Christmas movie is A Charlie Brown...

Hope at the End of the Journey

Who doesn’t like a good road trip movie? Some of my personal favorites include Dorothy skipping down the yellow brick road toward Oz, Olive travelling on a mini bus to the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant, and a chain gang’s odyssey through depression-era...

Advent in Narnia: Always Winter, Never Christmas

During the late 1940s and first half of the 1950s, C.S. Lewis wrote a series of seven books for his goddaughter Lucy called The Chronicles of Narnia.  The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the most well-known in the series.  It is set during a long winter in the...

Pandemic Adaptions with Moravians

As we head toward month ten of pandemic adaptations, we’re all probably finding ourselves on at least the third or fourth iteration of adaptive changes in our faith communities and our own leadership. I expect many of you are like me.  You’ve delved deep into your own...

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