Music as a Bridge to Multicultural Ministries

Jorge Sayago-GonzalezUncategorized

Enjoy this article about music from our archives,  first posted in our print format. With diversity growing at rapid rates, churches are now facing new challenges of engaging the ever-changing needs of their surrounding communities. Church educators are always searching for new ways of creating space for awakening-the-soul experiences. Music can help mold the space in which this awakening process occurs. A particular song can move us to moments of connection, peace, healing, liberation and … Read More

White Flour

Julie HesterUncategorized

Looking for a resource to begin a conversation about recent events in Charlottesville? Check out the book “White Flour” by David LaMotte. David’s website says this: “Inspired by true events in May of 2007, White Flour tells a story of humor conquering hatred. This was the day that the Ku Klux Klan met the Coup Clutz Clowns. It is an instructive and inspiring tale of a Third Way, illustrating that there are more creative responses … Read More

Let’s Be Neighbors

David LamotteUncategorized

I have learned to pay attention to the words, “Somebody oughta…” It is universally acknowledged that the United States is at a particularly divisive point in our history. Not, as some have said, the most divisive (try the early sixties or the Civil or Revolutionary Wars), but definitely a hard time. It’s leaving me wondering what to do about it. Not what ‘people’ should do about it, but specifically me. “Do justice. Love kindness. Walk … Read More

The Spirituality Center at the 2017 APCE Annual Event

Cindy MoormanUncategorized

My name is Cindy Moorman. I have lived, along with my husband Kent, my daughter, and my son, in Colorado for sixteen years. In those sixteen years we have come to love this beautiful place. Everywhere you turn in Colorado, there is the majesty of the mountains, rushing rivers, quaking aspens, moving sand dunes, snow and so much more. Colorado has become our home, and I am so blessed to live in such a spiritual … Read More

Resources on Growing Spiritually

Mary SpeedyUncategorized

Enjoy this list of great Resources to learn more about spiritual practices: Breathing under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps by Richard Rohr (St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2015). Known for his Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life, Rohr believes we are all addicted to something and must identify our individual addiction before embracing our brokenness and surrendering to God. Exploring and Engaging Spirituality for Today’s Children: A Holistic Approach by La … Read More

Family Faith Practices

Marilyn SharpeUncategorized

Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise. —Deuteromy 6:6-7 NRSV How do we follow Moses’ injunctions? There are four key spiritual practices that every family can use: Caring conversations Be present, really present with the child. Listen deeply and respectfully so you get … Read More