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The Good Shepherd and Holy Communion

By The Reverend Christine V. Hides Let’s baaaaaake! So begins the Great British Baking Show, which is one of my favorite binge watches. What’s not to love about British accents and competition that yields friendships and creativity? Whether your baking is of the edible variety or the mud pie messy-in-the-backyard variety, we’ve got [...]

VBS: Worship Week

By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster Maybe worship right now is more disjointed than normal. Maybe it’s richer and deeper than ever. It’s definitely different, in that we aren’t gathering together physically. The sights, smells, sounds, and even the physical act of leaving home and entering a worship space is gone. But [...]

Anti-Racism Resources

The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster The Reverend Christine V. Hides Greta Connor Several parents have asked how to talk to children about the protests and the death of George Floyd. In the list below, we offer videos, articles, and books that might be a starting place. We have intentionally tried to include [...]

The Power of Stories

Reverend Christine V. Hides Stories bring us meaning. Stories bring us hope. Stories offer us new life. Stories have the power to transform us into the people God created us to be. Watch this short video to find out how stories help us build strength and resilience for challenging times. Our summer [...]

A New Path Forward

By The Reverend Christine V. Hides First, the hard news: While the Children's Ministry team looks forward to gathering together in person, the new Restore Illinois Plan tells us that it will be quite some time before we are able to do so. Based on this guide and our faithful commitment to the [...]