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New video series introduces Sabbath practices

The Rev. Traci Smith shared her insight and recommendations for simple Holy Week practices that can be done in-home to a coast-to-coast Presbyterian and multi-denominational audience recently via Zoom.

This is how we run

With a big assist from the gifts of music leader Mark Miller, closing worship for APCE’s Circle of Faith event in Chicago ended Saturday where it had begun the Wednesday before, with Hebrews 12:1-2.

To market, to market!

Although God’s house may be no place for vendors, that’s not to say that there’s no room for God in the marketplace.

Moving beyond Sunday morning Christian education

One by one, and sometimes in pairs or trios, denominational partners of the Association of Partners in Christian Education rose Saturday to tell those attending APCE’s annual even in Chicago and online how they’re sustaining their faith communities, especially as pandemic obstacles to faith formation enter their third year.

Homework for the teachers

During his engaging mini-plenary Friday, the Rev. Dr. Rodger Nishioka gave educators attending the annual event of the Association of Partners in Christian Education in Chicago a homework assignment: memorize Isaiah 50:4 and recite it to the folks back home if they ask what you learned at the “Circle of Faith” event of the organization formerly known as the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators.

APCE honors a trio of educators

The Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE) honored three longtime educators during its annual conference being held in-person and online from Chicago.

Join the liberating movement of love

To set the stage for her “Circles of faith, Circle of Empowerment” message from Hebrews 11:23-28 on Friday, the Rev. Dr. Lis Valle-Ruiz proclaimed during the recently renamed Association of Partners in Christian Education conference that attendees were going to experience the Holy Spirit throughout their whole body.

Lasting impressions

On Thursday the Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis recalled for the recently-renamed Association of Partners in Christian Education the scene — including tastes, smells and lasting impressions — of the first time she took communion when she was 7½ years old.