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Won’t You Be My Neighbour?

Happy Mr. Roger’s Day! It is not only a beautiful day in the neighbourhood, it is a beautiful day to go out and meet our neighbours. Mr. Rogers was above all else a good neighbour; more important than being a teacher and entertainer of children (and even their...

Filling Our Kindness-Buckets with Children’s Literature

“These days, it seems more important than ever for books to show young people how to act with thoughtfulness, civility, and kindness.”  ―The New York Times Book Review These past two years have been difficult for many reasons. Our news has been filled with stories of...

A Simple Neighborly Project

Members of Faith Presbyterian Church of Indian Land, SC, sought to be good global citizens. They looked for ways to be actively involved in addressing the environmental crisis in the world on a scale that allowed them to make a difference. They found a way to put...

An Advocate Anthology: Lent

These past few weeks the Advocate has been reflecting on Lent. If you missed out reading any of these articles, or just want to revisit a thought or idea one more time, here are the first few lines for each posting with links attached to the titles that will that will...

Interactive Prayer Stations for Lent

Prayer stations offer a practical idea for the Lenten season, with a focus on raising awareness of a number of social justice issues and hospitality. These themes and messages accompany us on a Lenten journey. The original “Interactive Prayer Stations on Lent &...

What Will We Tell the Children?

by Tori Smit It was a Good Friday service I will never forget. I was perhaps eight or nine years old and since children in my church rarely joined the adults in the sanctuary for any part of worship going to worship on Good Friday was a very big deal for me. I wanted...

Poetry of a Lenten Journey

  by Rev. Dr. Patricia Dutcher-Walls Isaiah 43:14-21 Using words that resound with hope in the face of suffering and uncertainty, Isaiah 43 is one of this year's lectionary texts for Lent. Reading this poetry with an eye to its themes and poetic beauty can help...

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