Easter Greetings from the Advocate!

Easter Greetings from the Advocate!

By Ann Weems               I think on Easter morning we should throw confetti in church! No? What about a little fanfare? A deafening drum roll? A three-minute standing ovation? What?  Have we had the drums beaten out of us That we in the celebrative community can’t...
A Prayer for Holy Week

A Prayer for Holy Week

A Holy Week Prayer for Educators Lord, we are ready to walk with you to Easter. Unless we are not. We have services planned, events prepared. Unless we do not. Our hearts are ready for the up and down, the cross and tomb, the sorrow and joy. Unless they are not....
A Prayer Reflection for Easter

A Prayer Reflection for Easter

By: A Prayer Reflection for Easter They went to the tomb and he was not there. In his place, a mound of discarded clothes and a young man. This wasn’t what they expected. So much in these past days had not been what they expected. A festive arrival in the old city. An...
Why Celebrate the Christian Year?

Why Celebrate the Christian Year?

By: David Gambrell The Christian year is an ancient pattern of seasons and festivals by which congregations and individuals immerse themselves in the story of God’s saving love through Jesus Christ. This way of keeping time is sometimes called the liturgical year or...