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...
From Palm Branches to Pinwheels

From Palm Branches to Pinwheels

Not so long ago, faithful people across North America celebrated Jesus’ very public, triumphal entry into Jerusalem from the privacy of their own homes. Across social media, pictures and stories emerged celebrating believers who marked the day with palm branch...
Baptism: God’s Sign and Seal

Baptism: God’s Sign and Seal

by Rebecca Davis “Take a moment…in the midst of your fretting over a fussy baby, your nerves of standing in front of the congregation, your worry about family dynamics and the meal after the service, in the midst of all the details of this baptism…take a moment and...
Inheriting and Tweaking Rituals

Inheriting and Tweaking Rituals

By: Tammy Winchip When we inherit things it not only means the fine china, it also means the expired #10 cans of green beans. What we inherit can be a case of the good, the bad, and the ugly…or a case of the good, the not so good, and the fabulous. It takes some care...
The Rite of Way in Faith: Rites of Passage and Youth Ministry

The Rite of Way in Faith: Rites of Passage and Youth Ministry

By: Gina Yeager-Buckley Rite of passage:  a ritual associated with a crisis or change of status such as marriage, illness or death for an individual. A ceremony or event marking the passage from one social or developmental stage or event to the next. Merriam-Webster...