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Instant Family Film Review

Instant Family Film Review

As a semi-biographical story from director Sean Anders’ own life, the scenarios in the film, Instant Family, are not far-fetched and quite comical. Paramount Pictures feel-good comedy, Instant Family, starring Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Octavia Spencer, Tig Notaro, and Isabela Moner exude an everyman/everywoman charm that grounds the film in reality. [Read more].

2019 BAA Trailblazer of the Year named by Union Presbyterian Seminary

2019 BAA Trailblazer of the Year named by Union Presbyterian Seminary

The Black Alumni Association (BAA) of Union Presbyterian Seminary is pleased to announce and to recognize the Rev. Dr. Harry Eugene Simmons (M.A. ’84) as the 2019 BAA Trailblazer of the Year. He currently serves as Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care at Samuel De Witt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University (STVU) in Richmond. Since 1991, Simmons is employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs Hunter Holmes McGuire Medical Center as Staff Chaplain. 

$1 Million Grant Helps Rural Clergy to Thrive and Flourish

$1 Million Grant Helps Rural Clergy to Thrive and Flourish

Campbell University has received a grant of $995,627 to help establish the Fellowship for Clergy in Rural and Underserved Areas.

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.  

Kwanzaa Celebrations

Kwanzaa Celebrations

Dates & Time: 
Nov 26, 2018 to Jan 01, 2019
Dec 26, 2019 to Jan 01, 2020

Faith & Leadership Resources

   Observing the African-American holiday of Kwanzaa has helped Ali Holness understand her uniqueness as a person of African descent and her value as a child of God striving to create unity among God’s people. [Read more}.

Lilly Endowment Grant Supports Episcopal Church

Lilly Endowment Grant Supports Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church has an important partner as it responds to shifts in the religious landscape. In 2018, the Lilly Endowment Inc., a private philanthropic foundation based in Indianapolis, awarded nearly $4.5 million in grants to launch or strengthen programs that help pastoral leaders thrive in their ministry with congregations. And these grants are only the latest in a long history of support from the religion division of the foundation, whose mission is to deepen and enrich the religious lives of American Christians.

Voices From Across Fuller Community Consider Race and Theology

Voices From Across Fuller Community Consider Race and Theology

The Black Public Theology Symposium was held at Fuller in October 2018. The symposium sought to bring the Black academy and the Black church into dialogue and explore ways to distill Black theology and make it accessible to the Black church and community. Watch reflections from this rich lecture series.

 

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

Dates & Time: 
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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