What Will the Soundtrack Be For the Church in This Generation

Lift Every Voice and Sing!  En la lucha hay vida! No matter what people say, you are a child of God! On April 16, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr., wrote from his jail cell in Birmingham, Alabama, that “our destiny [that of Black Americans] is tied to America’s destiny.” ...

The Magnificat: Canticle of the Turning

“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God, my savior, for God has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done good things for me, and holy is his name.” Luke...
The Multicultural Church: Tips for making it work

The Multicultural Church: Tips for making it work

“Is your church a multicultural church?” a local clergy friend asked me over coffee one day. In a diverse city like Toronto it is a question often asked of pastors. “Absolutely!” I said with a smile. There is no doubt the congregation in which my husband and I serve...
Lessons from Presbyterian Youth Triennium (PYT) 2019

Lessons from Presbyterian Youth Triennium (PYT) 2019

When I was approached about being a conference pastor at PYT, I was enlightened to a whole new perspective on the promise and power of being a connectional church beyond our denomination. Thanks be to God for the PC(USA) partnership with Cumberland Presbyterian Church...
Music in Worship

Music in Worship

During the 2019 APCE Annual Event in Galveston, Dr. Michael Waschevski taught an educator certification course on Worship and Sacraments.  The group reflected on the role, issues, and opportunities involving music in our worshiping communities.  The following article...