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Hospitality is key to church growth

A competitive marketplace is forcing churches to embrace business practices to court fickle churchgoers.

Lilly Gives $10 million for Duke's Lilly Library Renovation

Lilly Gives $10 million for Duke's Lilly Library Renovation

"Our [Lilly] family's commitment to restore and expand Duke's library that bears the Lilly name comes from our hearts," said Irene McCutchen and Virginia Nicholas. "We are happy to continue to support the same exceptional education and student experience as Duke has provided for three generations of the Lilly family." [Read more].

Christ the King Sunday Sermon Resources

Christ the King Sunday Sermon Resources

"Christ the King Sunday focuses our worship on the cosmic character of Christ’s reign over the world. It is a proclamation to all that everything in creation and culture must submit to Christ and an invitation to actively and joyfully submit to his rule. The day is celebrated widely in some traditions and is normally scheduled on the last Sunday before Advent. It, therefore, serves as a transitional Sunday leading directly into Advent, the Christmas cycle, and the new Christian year.

Insights for Pastoral and Worship Ministries

Insights for Pastoral and Worship Ministries

Dates & Time: 
Jul 08, 2019 to Jul 12, 2019

African American Religious Autobiography Insights for Pastoral and Worship Ministries.

Location: 
Calvin College  Grand Rapids, Michigan

Can Religion Unite America?

Can Religion Unite America?

    Calling out racism in American churches, David Gushee, the outgoing president of the American Academy of Religion also feels religion can unite us. Gushee, like the thousands of progressive, largely Christian religious leaders and thinkers who gathered in Denver, continues to believe not only that religion can bring us together, but also that its potential to heal has never been more needed.

The Core of the American Self-image and the Reality

The Core of the American Self-image and the Reality

Where do we go when we realize we aren’t who we want to be? This question stayed with me after listening to this week’s show, featuring journalist Anand Giridharadas. His work examines America’s relationship to wealth and the moral compromises that come from our obsession with it. Especially when it comes to ideas of equality, Giridharadas says, “there’s a chasm between the core of the American self-image and the reality of who we are.”

World’s Largest Children’s Museum Celebrates Unique Global Partnership

World’s Largest Children’s Museum Celebrates Unique Global Partnership

Rare antiquities from Greece including mythological gods and goddesses, a replica of the Antikythera mechanism and fine art will be part of a new exhibit at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis opening June 15, 2019 called Treasures of Ancient Greece. A separate exhibit called Take Me There: Greece will focus on the people, culture, environment, homes and market.

$500,000 Matching Grant from Lilly Endowment

$500,000 Matching Grant from Lilly Endowment

Jon Creek, Vice President, spoke about historic changes in our community and the challenges we face going forward. He invited anyone who wants to be a part of our initiatives in any way to contact Lisa Weeks, Jon Creek, or Dave Bowman.

    Jon spoke about the importance of a $500,000 matching grant from Lilly Endowment in providing significant support for several key community projects and spurring the Foundation to initiate additional matching grant programs of their own.

Auburn Lives of Commitment

Auburn Lives of Commitment

Dates & Time: 
May 01, 2019

Join us as we honor the bold and resilient women leaders dedicating their lives to advance justice in our time.

For more information email [email protected] or call 212.870.3159.

Auburn Lives of Commitment
Celebrating Women of Faith and Moral Courage
Benefit Breakfast & Awards 2019
May 1, 2019
7:00 AM Registration
7:30-9:00 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM Auburn Conversation with Honorees

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Volunteer Shortage Affects Church Food Programs

Joe and Judy Nesbit spent Tuesday afternoon taking stock of hundreds of food items filling the shelves of the Seventh-...

Lilly Gives $10 million for Duke's Lilly Library Renovation

"Our [Lilly] family's commitment to restore and expand Duke's library that bears the Lilly name comes from our hearts...

Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation

The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. announced the project Wednesday as one of nearly $49 million in grants for...

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