Tag: nov-dec-2015

Hospitality Moves to Invitations

Pr. John Heins, Cross and Crown, Roscoe Hospitality is a multi-dimensional element of the faith practices we Christians use to develop the fullness of our lives. Jesus demonstrated warm, personal, and convention-breaking hospitality when he rebuked the disciples for trying to turn away children people brought to him. “People were bringing little children to him …

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Welcoming People

Jerry L. Johns, member, Bethlehem DeKalb Jamie came to worship at our church, and I was able to invite her to the fellowship hall for refreshments after the service. What ensued was an extremely open and candid visit. She was looking for a church home and verbalized her expectations. I also had an opportunity to …

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“All” Means “All”

Rev. Dennis Hill We are invited by Christ when he states in Matthew 11, “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest …

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Our Faith Practice of Invitation

Ms. Ruth Anderson, AiM, Trinity, Galesburg “I love this! I’ve always wanted to ring, and had no idea how much fun it would be.” These words from a new handbell ringer surprised me. A few weeks earlier I worked to fill an unexpected vacancy in our choir. After making a list of potential candidates, I …

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