Every four years in the Northern and Southern Province there is a gathering of representatives from all the congregations of that province, and they come together to discern the Spirit's leading in the direction and governance of the church. The 2014 Synod of the Southern Province of the Moravian Church in North America ends today. It … Continue reading A Sign of the Spirit
Can you believe it? March 20, 2014 marks the one year anniversary of our first Google Hangout as a part of the ministry of the Moravian Church Without Walls (MCWW). We did it, and we looked good while we did. Check out these photos for proof. We played pictionary. We considered the cross over between … Continue reading One Year Anniversary!
On 2/12, a group of us, ranging from high school to clergy, after trying on some "costumes," spent some time watching and reflecting upon one of Rob Bell's Nooma clips titled "Corners." In this clip, Bell bases his message around certain commands such as this one from Deuteronomy 24:21, "When you harvest the grapes in your vineyard, … Continue reading 2/11 Google Hangout Recap – “Cutting Corners”
To begin our hangout, we watched a video about a coffee shop's reaction to a robbery. When a man stole the contents of the coffee shop's tip jar, they decided to respond by raising food for the man. Read more here, USA Today Story: http://goo.gl/dXgJeR http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZgDzZYQ6KQ All of us thought that this kind of reaction was … Continue reading 12/17 – Hangout Recap – “The Coffee Shop Thief”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOksW_NabEk We started our Hangout by watching this video. In it, each day of a person's life is represented by one jelly bean. It serves as a physical representation of how we use our time during our lives. Are we thankful for the remaining "jelly beans" we have in our lives? How have we used … Continue reading 11/21 Hangout Recap – “Jelly Bean Thanksgiving”
"Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you." (1 Cor. 6:19) Here's a journaling exercise you can try (even if you don't keep a journal) that we did in five minutes during our Hangout to acknowledge the truth of that verse. The exercise is called "Dialoguing with God." Make sure you read everything … Continue reading 11/5 Hangout Recap – “A Convo with God Journaling Exercise”
As we gathered Tuesday night, we remembered the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. We looked at a few links to remind ourselves that there is still work to be done out there. Before and After Pictures, One year later: http://goo.gl/vm4yyL Letters of Encouragement from 4th Grade students in New Orleans after the hurricane: http://goo.gl/jic0GC Check out … Continue reading 10/29 – Hangout Recap – “A Letter To Hurricane Sandy Victims”
Thanks to all who joined for the Google Hangout on Tuesday, 10/22! If you weren't able to join, here is a summary of this time we spent together, and please join us for an upcoming Google Hangout! We watched this video of Mr. Rogers accepting a lifetime achievement award in 1997. The whole video is … Continue reading 10/22 Hangout Recap – Mr. Rogers Style Encouragement