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Ripley County Community Foundation Giving

Ripley County Community Foundation Giving

The Ripley County Community Foundation will welcome any number of contributions, large or small, at the 4th annual Day of Giving Nov. 9, marketing officer Amy Wonnell reported.

The Lilly Endowment program is designed to help community foundations raise more money and lead the way in building stronger communities. More details will be available at the event.

2019 Lilly Endowment National Clergy Renewal Program Applications Due April 11, 2019

2019 Lilly Endowment National Clergy Renewal Program Applications Due April 11, 2019

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Nov 01, 2018 to Apr 11, 2019

Details and application materials for the 2019 programs are now available.
 
In the 2019 Lilly Endowment National Clergy Renewal Program and the 2019 Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Program for Indiana Congregations, eligible congregations will be able to apply for grants of up to $50,000 each to support a renewal program for their pastor. Up to $15,000 of the grant may be used for congregational expenses associated with the renewal program. Activities funded by a grant in the 2019 programs may begin anytime in 2020.
 

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Emerging Adulthood, a Theology of Disruption, and Curated Lectures

Emerging Adulthood, a Theology of Disruption, and Curated Lectures

What can we learn from young people? How can we embrace whatever disrupts our lives? What are the best conversations taking place across the Fuller community? Explore answers to these questions and more below.

“As a developmental psychologist I am always asking, ‘What is God’s purpose and telos for human development?’” [Read more at Fuller Studios].

 

Favorite Verse ... 2 Corinthians 11:28

Favorite Verse ... 2 Corinthians 11:28

Do you have a Bible verse that jumps off the page at you every time you read it? No matter how many times you have come across it, you always stop to ponder it. This verse is a never-ending wonder to you. You might be encouraged by it, convicted by it, or perplexed by it, but you always stop when you see it.

Deepen Worship with Collaborative Visual Displays

Deepen Worship with Collaborative Visual Displays

Using materials as simple as duct tape, cloth and cinder block, the staff and laypeople at Tabernacle Baptist Church create visual installations that immerse the congregation -- including a significant population of Burmese refugees -- in the worship experience.

Eugene Peterson: 7 Thoughts on Christian Living

Eugene Peterson: 7 Thoughts on Christian Living


Jana Reiss spent some time revisiting passages from Eugene Peterson's books that she's marked through the years as meaningful. Here are seven favorites.

Resurrection starts with grace
“Nothing and no one is a mere object, a thing that we can ignore or dispose of as we like ...  [More from Religion News Service]:

The Church of the Brethren has received a grant of $994,683

The Church of the Brethren has received a grant of $994,683

The Church of the Brethren has received a grant of $994,683 to help establish its Part-Time Pastor; Full-Time Church program. It is part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Thriving in Ministry, an initiative that supports a variety of religious organizations across the nation as they create or strengthen programs that help pastors build relationships with experienced clergy who can serve as mentors and guide them through key leadership challenges in congregational ministry.

The Endowment is making nearly $70 million in grants through the Thriving in Ministry initiative.

How to Help with A Religious Response to Global Warming

How to Help with A Religious Response to Global Warming

"The mission of Interfaith Power & Light is to be faithful stewards of Creation by responding to global warming through the promotion of energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. More and more people of faith are coming together to respond to the threat of climate change." [Read more].

Sharing Deep Stories Despite Politics

Sharing Deep Stories Despite Politics

“We all have deep stories, whatever our politics, but we’re not fully aware of them. They’re dreamlike and are told through metaphor.”

Arlie examines deep stories in the context of political polarization in the United States, but I wonder what additional wisdom we might find within our own hearts about this phenomenon. Sharon Salzberg often writes about how the stories we tell ourselves, whether about our self-worth or our ability to love or be loved, can form barriers to the connection we seek in each other:

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Can Religion Unite America?

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