Posts Categorized: Grace Notes

Advent taps our spiritual roots

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By Dixie Stephen The observance of Advent and the Nativity is one of mankind’s most significant events. They are an observance and celebration that provide us with a sense of connectedness – a communal event that taps our spiritual and emotional roots. When our sons were three and six years old, it became apparent that… Read more »

Finding hope at the holidays

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By Kathryn Holl It is okay to be sad when someone you love dies. This is especially true during the holidays when fresh memories arise, when tradition, fellowship, and love–all once delightful expectations of the season, now bring sadness to the surface. If you feel overwhelmed, remember to be gentle with yourself and with others…. Read more »

Grace Upstairs: Spiritual development is a spiral

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By Catherine Turnbull Director of Christian Education The biggest change we’ve made upstairs this fall is a shift away from a curriculum that offers children an interpretation of each week’s Bible story, to an open curriculum that encourages children to try interpreting the stories individually, just for themselves. Dispensing with interpretation is the most difficult… Read more »

Stewardship means sharing God’s love

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By Ken Andrews Stewardship. What is the first thought that comes to mind when someone mentions stewardship? I used to think that stewardship was the campaign each year to pledge financial support for the Church, but I have come to realize that it is so much more than that. Stewardship should happen 365 days a… Read more »