We often think of Lent as a time to "give something up." But what if we flipped the focus to what we are trying to gain. Will you join me in sharing just one way you hope to grow this Lent?
I am brand new to the CRCNA Communications Team and am looking forward to connecting people to each other and to ministry resources! Born in Cereal City USA (Battle Creek, MI), I grew up in the CRC and have been involved in youth ministry, small groups, and outreach. I currently live in Grand Rapids, MI, with my husband Drew. A few of my favorite things include being outside, DIY projects, and traveling.
What's Happening at Your Church for Lent and Easter? Share Your Sermon Series, Worship Themes, and More
Lent starts today and I'd love to hear about what's happening at your church! Care to share?
I'd love to know, what refreshments (if any) does your church serve? Is this a purposeful decision?
I'm curious, what kind of events is your church planning this winter to invite people in? Got any creative or fun ideas to share with other churches?
Did you listen to Pastor Mary's talk on the topic of millennials and the church yesterday? What were some of your top takeaways?
The new year gives me a fresh opportunity to ask one of my favorite questions: What books are you hoping to read this year?
Before we say goodbye to 2017, let's look back at some of the most popular posts from the past year! Here are the Top 17 most-read posts that were published on The Network in 2017.
Have any Network readers tried Bible journaling? What do you like or dislike about it?
The Giving Manger was founded by two sisters wanting to "help families focus on giving and the true meaning of Christmas." Do any of their service ideas intrigue you?
A few years back my Grandma brought a birthday cake to our annual Christmas Eve party. And then she invited us to sing.
I hope to grow in financial generosity this Lent. My pastor has been challenging us to grow in generosity and lately I have been finding God call me to think about giving outside of my (carefully...
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Any ideas on what kinds of healthier options might work well for churches? I'm thinking fruit but wonder if there are other options.
Andrea, thank you so much for sharing. Love that you get outdoors and also love that you purchase fair-trade coffee. Thoughtful buying choice!
Great question. Almost could be a whole new discussion topic. I'd be curious. I know healthy snacks can be more expensive and take more planning but it would be pretty neat.
Thanks for sharing Mary Ann! Sounds like you have a great system and I absolutely love that you don't use much paper!