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Landscaping fundraiser success

A garden show and flower sale helped a Michigan Presbyterian church raise needed funds for landscaping and other property improvements.

Carving soap and meeting neighbors

Last month I coached soap carving. Our church, Ankeny Presbyterian Church in Ankeny, Iowa, was throwing an outdoor block party for our neighborhood — hot dogs, a bounce castle, donuts made to order, even a fire truck. One of our neighbors offered to play guitar and sing, so we had live music, too.

Native plants transform church property

A church planting project to protect Chesapeake Bay from stormwater runoff also turned the property into a sanctuary for birds and butterflies.

Justice is on the menu

The work of the Church moves us towards the day when people will come from all corners of the world to feast at a common table.

Stuck in the muck?

Even in the midst of our worst challenges, disappointments and apparent failures, God is always with us and nourishes us with his redeeming grace.

Ordinary Time gets a new image

Ordinary Time is a span of the Church calendar between major feasts and their seasons, occupying more than 30 Sundays each year.

No choir during COVID-19, no problem

When the pandemic stopped her choir from singing, Kathie Mades used her creativity to write a children’s book to teach empathy and compassion.

Sifting through the falsehoods

Despite political strife and polarization, Jesus loves us all in spite of our shortcomings, our prejudices, our lies and our grasp for privilege.