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The Practice of Keeping Sabbath

Do you need a break, but doubt you have time for it? What about those who don't have sufficient work to sustain themselves? The practice of keeping Sabbath helps us... read more >

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Self-Discipline as a Spiritual Practice

It takes effort and plenty of persistence to lead faithful lives these days. Learning when to say yes and when to say no is a challenging practice. We all have... read more >

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The Spiritual Practice of Household Economics

Good economic practice — positive ways of transacting business as well as managing our private homes — informs the well-being of each household and by extension the whole planet. At... read more >

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Practicing Hospitality

How do we overcome our fear and hesitation in order to welcome and shelter a stranger? The Christian practice of hospitality is the practice of providing a space of welcome... read more >

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Honoring Our Bodies

Our bodies are worthy of care and blessing and ought never to be degraded or exploited. Stephanie Paulsell suggests in this writing that "The practice of honoring the body challenges... read more >

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It’s Just Eating, Right?

Explore the relationship between the Christian heritage and food, with a focus on bodily health, our access to food, the impact food choices have on the Earth, and how food... read more >

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Christian Hospitality

The challenge of hospitality is the challenge to reflect Christ in the welcoming of strangers, in creating authentic relationships with people unlike us, and in being re-created through the process... read more >

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Promoting Vitality with Community Involvement

Congregations with the greatest sense of connectedness to the surrounding community are also places where worshippers feel a strong sense of belonging and feel empowered to become leaders. Learn more... read more >

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The Positive Role of Children on Vitality

Congregations strong in caring for children and youth turn out to be places where adult worshippers report a common enlivening vision for the future, spiritual growth, and increasing numbers. Read... read more >

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The Challenge of Belonging

Most people think their congregation is warm and friendly. However, according to the U.S. Congregational Life Survey, in the average congregation, only 19 percent say that most of their closest... read more >

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International Peacemaker on Syrian Refugee Crisis at Union Seminary

Dr. Mary Mikhael, a native of Syria, will visit Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond October 3, 2018, to address the...

Discovering Hope in the Valley of Dry Bones

Struggling in the valley of dry bones?Listen and subscribe to Faith & Leadership's podcast, Can These Bones. The...

The Heart of a Servant and Faith Like a Child

Here are some sermon resources and art work for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost - September 23, 2018 (Year B)...

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