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Can You Hear Me?

157 volunteers and tech leaders attended Church Sound Bootcamp, a two-day event that covered any and all questions related to audio equipment. Learn more and consider joining in the future! 

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Way More Than Twice

If we leave a worship service on any given Sunday, even the second service, with the attitude that we can now check “worship” off our to-do list, then the Church Order mandating 10 services per Sunday won’t help us!

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Pulling Out All the Stops

Sound and light in worship services excite our God-created sensory systems. While some worshipers welcome them, they could make others uncomfortable. Barb Newman shares some ideas on “sensory friendly” worship environments.

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The Sounds of the Worship

Worship in multiple languages can unite, not divide, us when we appreciate the beauty of the expression of the sounds of our faith in one God.

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Christmas Isn't Over

Isn’t it strange that while society is so eager to begin celebrating Christmas, it is equally quick to drop it like a hot potato?

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Jesus at the Sleazy Diner

To my great surprise, the musical food was more nourishing than the physical food. And I wondered if that Flint diner had some things in common with that stable in Bethlehem.

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Singing Broken Hallelujahs

Too many times people think that Christianity is all happy-clappy being blessed (especially by other Christians). But that is far from the truth. And thus we sing, with tears in our eyes, broken hallelujahs. 

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National Gathering 2019 - Gearing Up!

I am greatly encouraged, inspired and delighted by God’s people in the CRC and I believe that I should pass on that encouragement to you all as well. God is moving and it is amazing!  Although the worshiping style of each community varies, as does the perspective on how to “do church,” I have found in the Catechism’s first Question and Answer a common thread that binds us all together.  

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Healing Worship

No matter what the setting, formal or informal, or economic class or neighborhood, can’t worship leaders self-consciously see their work as healing?

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The Nail

Growing up in the CRC, I found the lengthy reading prior to Communion a bit too formal. Now, missing a CRC nearby, I appreciate the brevity of Communion. Out of these thoughts, came this blog and poem. 

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Hamilton and Jesus

What if we thought about worship like Hamilton? More and more I’m convinced the Church’s captivating, timeless gospel song plays most memorably in the classic liturgy. 

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I Lie at Church

One Sunday as I sang along to the song on the screen, I realized I might not entirely mean what I was singing.

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"Wonder" full Worship

Twice a month I have the honor of leading worship for over twenty adults living with a developmental disability and often physical disabilities. I tell God’s stories using Children and Worship materials.

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