Anticipating Lent – Ideas for Ash Wednesday and Lenten Activities

UPDATED Just as we’ve completed the Advent-Christmas-Epiphany cycle, Lent is on the horizon. It’s an annual conundrum – waiting through Advent, celebrating the Christmas birth, sharing Epiphany stars and stories of the Magi – all the while anticipating Lent and the...

Gift of Gratitude

I am grateful to New Hope Presbytery’s ConnetEd group, especially to Mary Todd Peters who introduced me to APCE and Gary Wires who made me feel welcomed at my very first APCE Annual Event in Baltimore, MD. Because of them, I came to APCE. Because of many...

APCE Virtual Event

At the end of August, 2020, an email exchange between Thom Cunningham and Anne Wilson began…. Thom:  So, Anne could you Zoom with a few folks to talk about what it’s like to do a virtual conference? Anne:  Sure, I’d love to meet with you!  I’ve recently participated...

The Role of Advocacy for Educators in the PCUSA

Once upon a time, emboldened by 19 years in educational ministry in tiny to very large churches and a whole lot of APCE meetings, a Certified Christian Educator in the PC (U.S.A.) was appointed to the “Workgroup on the Role and Status of Christian Educators.” Two...

The Epidemic of Loneliness

The Epidemic of Loneliness that is happening now to many in the church and around the world has been emerging for a while. As a novel coronavirus pandemic causes pain and grief around the globe with many stricken ill and dying of COVID-19, the church is called to step...