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We Support CASA

Posted onFebruary 16, 2015 | 0 comments

There is a crisis in our community in which the basic rights and needs of our most vulnerable citizens-our children-are being violated because the very system that is supposed to be looking out for them simply does not have the resources to do so. If I sound passionate, it's because I am. If I sound angry with the system, it's because I am. And I submit that you should be too....Keep Reading

When Community Breaks Down

Posted onDecember 15, 2014 | by: Ali Holcomb | 0 comments

October was domestic violence awareness month. Last semester, I had the privilege of interning at WRAP (Women’s Resource and Rape Assistance Program), and I met some incredible survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Every survivor I met would tell me their story, and I would ask what made them decide to leave. The most common story would involve their realization that the abuse would not stop. The second most common story would begin when they left their church....Keep Reading

Gifts for the Christ Child

Posted onDecember 8, 2014 | by: Ali Holcomb | 0 comments

It’s hard for me to believe that Christmas is right around the cornerâ€"again! In this season of Advent, we are given so many opportunities to honor Christ. For the past several years, we have had the opportunity to be a part of God’s generosity through the “Gifts for the Christ Child” Christmas tree. The Salvation Army provides children’s names that are hung from the tree in our foyer. There will be 45 names to choose from, and gifts will be collected through December 21. We encourage everyone to signup and buy gifts for a child....Keep Reading

We Support the Ministry of ARM!

Posted onNovember 25, 2014 | 0 comments

Area Relief Ministries, or ARM, is a faith-based nonprofit organization that has been around since the 1970s here in Jackson. Originally created as a collaboratively-funded nonprofit, churches across the community would give to the organization, which was then tasked with assisting individuals at risk of eviction, utility cut-off, hunger, and homelessness. Over thirty years later, much has changed at ARM, but its collaborative nature with local churches as the core has not only remained, but also grown even stronger. ...Keep Reading

Advent 2014

Posted onNovember 3, 2014 | by: Wes Gristy | 0 comments

The liturgical calendar tells the Christian story by marking certain moments and seasons that enable us to feel the rhythms of our salvation. Like any good story, it begins with conflict, a crisis in search of a resolution. We call this conflict Advent....Keep Reading

Heifer International

Posted onNovember 3, 2014 | by: Celecia Osborne | 0 comments

Heifer International provides sustainable hope for communities around the world by partnering with local families to empower them to achieve their goals of self-reliance. Using the philosophy of “teach a man to fish,” the founder of this organization inspires the mission of aiding people to utilize local, natural resources in such ways that help to alleviate hunger and poverty. The methods used create countless opportunities for individuals to care for the Earth, allow for human dignity, and foster community....Keep Reading

Stewardship 2014

Posted onOctober 30, 2014 | by: Wes Gristy | 0 comments

What is stewardship but an invitation to partner with the God of heaven and earth in his transforming work of world renewal. Think about that: God himself is beckoning you to join him, to give yourself to the healing of the world....Keep Reading

The ACNA and the Anglican Communion

Posted onOctober 16, 2014 | by: Bishop Bill Atwood | 0 comments

A Communion is a relational network of churches and people who are “in Communion.” What that means in the literal sense is that they have Eucharistic fellowship, in other words, they have Holy Communion together. In the case of Anglicanism, it has been expanded to include a number of institutional protocols (like the transfer of clergy), but the heart of the arrangement is the ability to share Holy Communion. ...Keep Reading