Advocate | Fall 2013

ConnectED

Eight days a week!

Eight days a week!

By: Barbara J. Essex Some of you may remember “Beatlemania”—the British invasion phenomenon that struck the US during the 1960s. The frenzy was over a boy band from Liverpool, England, the Beatles. The Beatles are among the most celebrated and decorated groups in...

Turning Wheels for Kids

Turning Wheels for Kids

By: Patricia and Donald Griggs The APCE Conference Mission Project for 2014 is Turning Wheels for Kids (TWFK). Ten years ago, Sue Runsveld, a nurse, and a few nurse friends collected enough money to purchase and build 12 bikes to give to children with health issues...

“ConnectED”

“ConnectED”

By: Forrest Palmer For many of us, one of the required memory verses from Sunday school or Vacation Bible School was Matthew 28:19‒20, also known as “The Great Commission,” in which we were commanded to go into all the world, baptizing and teaching. When I was in...

Connect activity and outcome

Connect activity and outcome

By: Brian D. McLaren Before I became a pastor, I was an educator. I taught college English—writing, technical writing, and some literature too. If there’s one habit that educators develop, it’s the habit of making connections between classroom activities and desired...

2014 Annual Event

2014 Annual Event

By: Pam Ramseth and Anne Yee-Hibbs As we work together to introduce and invite you to APCE’s Annual Event 2014, we must tell you that one of us lives in Canada and the other is residing temporarily in Minnesota. The winters in both places can be brutal. If you have...

APCE is on the way to San José

APCE is on the way to San José

By: Miriam Kishi Join us for the 2014 Annual Event Do you know the way to San José? It’s in the heart of Silicon Valley. For some of you those words bring a catchy melody to mind, but for everyone “Silicon Valley” says leading-edge technology. From its founding in...

Technology in ministry

Technology in ministry

By: Bill Lane I live just north of Silicon Valley, the heart of technological development. Technology changes almost daily but in the church, we change our technology at a very slow pace and often fall way behind. The use of newer technology changes how people connect...

Whether it be at church or in the home

Whether it be at church or in the home

By: Beth Hayes Congregations need to move past the old paradigm that the church is solely responsible for developing faith formation. Instead the church should be a mentor and someone to walk alongside parents as they develop faith formation in their own children....

Reaching out with bagged lunches

Reaching out with bagged lunches

By: Heather Stevenson It all started with a small multi-generational summer Sunday School class and a lesson on “Who is My Neighbor?”at Fries Memorial Moravian Church in Winston-Salem, NC. Our lesson focused on Ephesians 2:14; 4:1–6 and Luke 10:25–37. We had good...

ConnectED: Storytelling as sacrament

ConnectED: Storytelling as sacrament

By: Kara K Root Body of Christ When you join Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church, you must tell a story. Technically, this is called, “being examined by Session.” It sounds like this should involve a cold stethoscope and a gown that opens at the back. But we’re small,...

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