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Thriving In Ministry Initiative Endowment Seeking Applications Due June 1

Thriving In Ministry Initiative Endowment Seeking Applications Due June 1

Dates & Time: 
Jun 01, 2018

Through the Thriving In Ministry Initiative, the Endowment seeks to support charitable organizations – especially organizations committed to supporting pastoral leaders in congregations – located in the United States in developing new or strengthening existing programs that help pastors build relationships with experienced clergy who can serve as role models and exemplars and guide them through key leadership challenges at critical moments in their ministerial careers. The primary aim is to help pastors thrive in congregational leadership and, in doing so,&nbsp

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Online Application

On Being with Teju Cole and Krista Tippett

On Being with Teju Cole and Krista Tippett

Dates & Time: 
May 30, 2018

On Being, the Peabody Award-winning radio show and podcast, takes up the big questions of meaning at the center of human life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live? In conversation with On Being host Krista Tippett, writer/photographer/art historian Teju Coles shares his distinct artistic voice and reflects on his work and the animating principles behind Blind Spot. Tickets are free but reservation required 

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The Historic Hamm Building, 3rd Floor 408 Saint Peter Street Saint Paul, MN 55102

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Ways to Find Peace, Paix, Vrede, Paz, and Kiyeengi

The New Testament encourages us to live in peace with our neighbors and with everyone. The Bible has been translated into many languages. Here are four verses in a few of the world's 7000 plus languages.

Romans 12:18 (NIV) If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.

Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV) 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 



1 Thessalonians 5:13 (NIV) Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other.

Jude 1:2 (NIV) Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.

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Apply for a Thriving in Ministry Grant

Apply for a Thriving in Ministry Grant

Lilly Endowment Inc. has announced a new grant program to help pastors thrive in congregational leadership and thus enhance the vitality of the congregations they serve. Charitable organizations may submit proposals for up to $1 million that may be used for up to a five-year period to plan and implement programs. Proposals must be postmarked by June 1. [Apply Now.]

The Pause, What is in a Name?

The Pause, What is in a Name?

“When we pause, allow a gap and breathe deeply, we can experience instant refreshment. Suddenly, we slow down, look out, and there's the world.” ~Pema Chödrön

"I’ve always delighted in learning the stories behind names. Some mean very little when they’re given, awaiting their keeper to shape them; others feel almost like a fated directive, an intention set. The origin story for this newsletter’s name falls somewhere in between — “The Pause” was one of several options we had brainstormed, but we knew it was the right one when Krista sent over the following quote:"

President Donald Trump's New Executive Order Making Federal Subsidies Available to Churches

President Donald Trump's New Executive Order Making Federal Subsidies Available to Churches

The National Fund for Sacred Places is administering a $14 million donation from the Indiana-based Lilly Foundation, to preserve places of worship nationwide. One of those places is the Holy Ascension Orthodox Cathedral, which is also benefiting from a new White House initiative.

Hannah Wehr, New Community Relations Intern Thanks to Lilly Endowment

Hannah Wehr, New Community Relations Intern Thanks to Lilly Endowment

Dubois County Community Foundation announces Hannah Wehr as the 2018 Lilly Community Relations Intern. As the community relations intern, Wehr will assist in communications and marketing activities, nonprofit engagement and donor relations.

Two New Decisions on Religion by the Supreme Court

Two New Decisions on Religion by the Supreme Court

" Two imminent decisions will tell us a lot about how the current court thinks about religion - specifically, how it defines religious discrimination and who it thinks needs the court's protection," writes Linda Greenhouse in Forbes: Religious organizations rally to preserve favorable tax treatment of clergy housing allowances. [Read More].

Tips on Finding Stillness

Tips on Finding Stillness

We live in a world where stillness is a dwindling resource. Where do we go to find stillness?

More and more of our personal, private space is filled with sound, much less our public space. Our lives are filled with increasing numbers of people, each of whom is entitled to express their own opinions. We live lives immersed in all these expressions. [Read More].

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