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Advent Wreath Candles Christmas Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

Knowing that many of our visitors are in the midst of Advent and Christmas season worship planning, we searched our affiliate group sites for great resources and articles to help stimulate creative thinking and generate fresh Advent and Christmas worship ideas.

 

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Help For Faith Communities After A Natural Disaster Or Tragedy Prayer and Preparedness During a Disaster Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation

Natural disasters, like the massive tornado that struck Oklahoma, can devastate entire communities and sometimes shake our faith, whether we are directly affected or not. Many ask why God would allow such tragedy, or wonder if the disaster is God’s punishment.

Tradition puts spotlight on gift of music Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation

Appreciation for music’s vital role in ministry is the impetus behind Choir Anniversary, a tradition in many black churches. The African American Lectionary provides resources for congregations planning the celebration.

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The Challenges of Writing a Sermon — And Tips For Sermon Preparation Insights into Religion News Lilly Foundation

The abundance of resources available on the Web requires a new level of discipline.  After nearly 30 years in the ministry, the Rev. G. Lee Ramsey Jr. knows writing sermons week after week isn’t easy. It’s not so much writers’ block, he says. The hard part is creating a focused sermon that gives the congregation something to chew on.

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The Henry Luce Foundation made a major grant in Summer 2014 to continue support for the Henry Luce... More > "We are wired to be outside. In her new book, "The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier,... More >
The Association of Religion Data Archives offers an online dictionary of religious terms. ARDA... More > This Faith Communities Today (FACT) study compares the responses of more than 14,000 pastors,... More >

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$2.85 million Lilly Endowment Grant Keeps Homework Hotline Staffed

  Lilly Endowment gives RHIT $2.85 million reports a Terre Haute Tribune Star article. "The Lily Endowment...

Taylor Brown and Logan Harmeyer Will Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships

Taylor Brown and Logan Harmeyer were selected from 68 applicants in the county by a committee with the Wayne County...

Touching ‘To Be Sure’ of Reality

What might seem almost superstitious at first could however have deeper reasons. The assurance that touch gives us...

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