The Importance of Family Worship (and why we don’t use the church nursery)

I’ve been thinking a lot about the importance of family worship lately. I’ve had conversations with so many parents who think of worship as “their” time with God. Week after week they leave their children in the nursery while they go to worship. If their children are old enough for Sunday school, they sometimes attend […]

On Buying Local

Can you believe that nearly 500,000 children as young as six harvest 25% of all crops in the United States? We’re not talking about in foreign countries … we’re talking about right here. If you’ve had onions (Texas), cucumbers (Ohio or Michigan), peppers (Tennessee), grapes (California), mushrooms (Pennsylvania), beets (Minnesota), or cherries (Washington), you’ve probably […]

Break Bread

It’s Maundy Thursday. The day Jesus celebrated his final Passover meal with the disciples. They broke bread, drank wine, prayed together, shared fellowship, and heard Jesus’ commandment – that we love one another. It’s no normal day. It’s the beginning of a three-day remembrance. Our worship services don’t end, but continue with Good Friday services […]