By: Benjamin Ewert Mar 02, 2015
Lectionary Selection: John 2: 13-22
Prayers for Thailand:
God of yesterday, today and tomorrow, help lead and guide us when change happens. Help pilot, shepherd and nurture Thailand as the people go through various changes around them. In your name we pray, Amen.
By: Tyler Reeve Feb 24, 2015
“People don’t usually like our church right away. For some people there is too much music, and for others there is not enough. For some people there is too much noise and activity while others want more singing and dancing. Some people say the sermons are too intellectual, some people say they should be more profound. We won’t please everyone, because we will never be like their church in their home country. But...Read more...
By: Bethany Guy Feb 24, 2015
As Christmas approached this year, the women of the Reformed Church of Guadeloupe decided to do something special for the women in prison. A plan was set in place to fundraise and buy toiletry kits for each woman. Within the French prison system, each prisoner must obtain the things that they need for themselves, so gifts like shampoo, deodorant, and toothpaste would be much appreciated. Out of approximately 1000 prisoners on the island,...Read more...
By: Daniel Lee Feb 24, 2015
The two-year masters program “Studies of Ecumenism and Social Transformation” (SEST) at the Graduate School of Theology of Hanshin University in Korea, began on January 19, 2015. Four out of nine students were in attendance and enrolled in the 7 week-long intensive Korean language course during this past winter. Other students are scheduled to arrive before the spring semester officially begins on March 1. Those students will join the class at a later...Read more...
By: Marcy Gansler Feb 23, 2015
Lectionary Selection: Mark 8:31-38
Prayers for Swaziland:
We know that many times we get caught up in focusing on worldly things, so we ask for your help in refocusing our hearts and minds.
We humbly ask that you
Enlighten what may be dark in us…..
Strengthen what may be weak in us…..
Mend what may be broken in us…..
Bind what may be bruised in us…..
Heal what may be sick in us…..
By: Scott Nicholson Feb 19, 2015
I saw heavy machinery up ahead as I parked on the ridge road a few miles north of the border with Mexico. When I got out of the car, I could see a tower in the east and another one in the north. None of that had been there the last time I was on that ridge just three months ago and I was curious to get a closer look when I returned from the hike.Read more...
By: Bruce Van Voorhis Feb 17, 2015
This year began like much of last year with a lot of traveling. Shortly after the new year began, I flew to the Cambodian city of Siem Reap in January for a meeting of the working committee of Interfaith Cooperation Forum (ICF) to review last year’s work and to make plans for 2015. A few weeks later I was facilitating a human rights workshop in February in southern Thailand for almost 20 of...Read more...