Yoked with Jesus in 2018

Bishop Frank Beard

12/11/2017

Christmas reminds me that the responsibility for maintaining “government” does not belong to me. As a leader, sometimes I forget the “government” is shouldered by Christ.


Caring for the caregiver

Clergy Assistance Program Blog

12/5/2017

"Family caregiving is the fastest-growing unpaid and often unacknowledged occupation in this country," says Lorraine Sailor, operations coordinator at Children of Aging Parents, a nonprofit charitable organization based in Levittown, Pa. A recent survey by the National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) found more than 54 million people give care each year. About 56 percent are women, according to the survey. Caregivers come in all shapes and sizes. They can be adult children, spouses, siblings, friends or neighbors, who help with daily activities such as bathing, feeding and clothing. The caregiver may be the only person who can take a loved one to doctors' appointments. The long-distance caregiver may call weekly, help with expenses or support the main caregiver.


Gingerbread cookies

Recipes

12/5/2017

Studies have found that ginger provides a load of health benefits, including soothing unsettled tummies, reducing blood cholesterol, and a whole lot more. When you make these fun gingerbread cookies, you can sit back and enjoy all their benefits!


Go Green this Holiday Season

Greenify Tips

12/5/2017

Here's seven simple steps you can take today to make for a green holiday season.


Noticing

PCC Guest Blogs

12/5/2017

Richard Rohr said, “We’re already in the presence of God. What’s absent is awareness.” So noticing is something that helps strengthen my faith. That’s why, as I see signs of the seasons changing, I feel the need to gather up those I love and ask, how are my relationships? Do they need tending? How do I really feel? What can I do to prioritize my mental and physical health? How is my spirit? What can I do to reconnect with my creator? What can I start planting now that will bloom later?


Conversations Around Issues of Human Sexuality

Bishop Frank Beard

11/14/2017

The IGRC Delegates have been called together by Bishop Beard and are starting the process of preparation for the Called Session of the 2019 General Conference.  The special Called Session will focus on the Council of Bishop’s report based on the work of the Commission on the Way Forward.


Finding Our Way Forward

Bishop Frank Beard

11/14/2017

Thank you all for the many prayers that you have been praying for me as your Bishop, for the Council of Bishops (COB) and the Commission on a Way Forward (Commission). The COB, at our most recent meeting, received the initial report from the Commission on a Way Forward. I want to do my best to share with you an update on the work of the Commission.


Are You "Eventing" Your Church to Death?

Mike Crawford

11/1/2017

The purpose of the church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. There are many ways to fulfill this purpose, yet too often we do activities for the sake of doing them, with no real purpose in mind. Our challenge is to make strategic decisions as we live out our call.


14 best apps for dealing with stress, depression and anxiety

PCC Guest Blogs

10/23/2017

We’re living in times where it is difficult to take out time to relax and destress. We are all in a hurry to finish one or the other task. This makes life rather tedious, resulting in depression and anxiety. In fact, depression is one of the biggest evils of modern society. There is a new wave of apps available which are capable of helping people with depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. In this article, we explore the best stress- and anxiety-busting apps for your iOS and Android devices.


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