What We are Reading Now

What We are Reading Now

What are you reading these days? Educators seem to have the most fascinating and diverse books on their nightstands and desks. The Advocate ministry team wanted to share what we are reading these days, in the hopes it might spark some new ideas for you: “Right...
Helping Families Celebrate Baptisms

Helping Families Celebrate Baptisms

by Carol Wehrheim Celebrating a child’s baptism anniversary is one way for families to nurture the faith of the child as well as each member of the family. However, I don’t know this from personal experience. I didn’t know my baptismal date until well into adulthood...
Out of Chaos, Hope

Out of Chaos, Hope

By: Forrest Palmer “The light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not overcome it” John 1:5. It happened at night. Hurricane Hugo, a category 5 hurricane, slammed the coast of South Carolina and curved toward us in Charlotte. My wife, two sons and I huddled in...
Christmas in July ~ From the Archives

Christmas in July ~ From the Archives

By: Sandy Safford This article from the archives originally ran in 2016. Looking for some new ideas for the coming church season? This post is intended to give you some resources to consider for the months ahead. Maybe it will just remind you of something you haven’t...
Christmas in July ~ From the Archives

Sunday after Christmas

By: Joyce MacKichan Walker No matter where it falls in the week after Christmas, the next Sunday can be a challenge. Another service of lessons and carols? A family-friendly hour that might include all-ages in leadership? Some poetry, liturgical dance – worship...