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For Your Consideration-60th Grammy Awards

* For your consideration for the 60th Grammy Awards * Children’s Album Category  Pastor Fish en Español by NHM Ministrants This fun and whimsical Spanish language “Sunday School under the sea” is full of gospel songs and stories for children and the young at heart.  The CD features an ocean full of fun characters Pastor Fish, […]

October 14, 2017 in Pastor Fish by

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How2: Cook a Honey Cake for Rosh Hashanah

Here’s our tasty recipe for the traditional honey cake of Rosh Hashanah, the birthday of the universe, the head of the Jewish year.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Gather and mix dry ingredients:  2 cups flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda spices: 1/4 tsp cinnamon; 1/4 tsp nutmeg; 1/4 tsp ginger Gather […]

September 20, 2017 in How2 by

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Pastor Fish Teacher Resources – Spanish

We are in the process of creating Spanish teacher pages for every one of our Pastor Fish stories, just to help make Pastor Fish the best resource for you that we can be.   Pages that are available in Spanish will be highlighted orange.

September 15, 2017 in Pastor Fish by

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How2: Walk a Labyrinth

Walking a labyrinth is a time-honored, Christian spiritual practice. As demonstrated in the short video below, pilgrims often remove their shoes as they are invited to leave worldly thoughts behind, journeying along a winding path towards the center, symbolically going deeper. After a time at the center, they can carry away something of God, for […]

September 14, 2017 in How2 by

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Loaves & Fishes #foodwasteweekend (Sermon)

Scripture:   Matthew 14:13-21 Song:  Loaves & Fishes [free sheet music online ] Sermon: Rev. Dr. Lauren Speeth, Burlingame UMC 9/8/17.  The reason that we chose the scripture that we did and that particular song (which is a song that comes out of a little kids’ program that we’re working on) is because it’s #foodwasteweekend.   May the […]

September 9, 2017 in sermons by

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How2: Start a Wellness Ministry

“And He sent them out to proclaim the Kingdom of God and to heal.”  – Luke 9:2 Is your congregation prayerfully considering starting a wellness ministry? It’s not that difficult to do. Before you bring in a minister in this capacity, consider your vision and purpose. Write a purpose statement, formalizing the vision in action. […]

September 9, 2017 in How2 by

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Pastor Fish Teaching Tools

–English, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian ~ We are in the process of creating pages for every one of our Pastor Fish stories, just to help make Pastor Fish the best resource for you that we can be.  Below are English breakout pages.  We are preparing lesson overviews and breakout pages in four languages ( English, Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian) to go along […]

September 6, 2017 in Pastor Fish by

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Pastor Fish Has Launched !

Finally, it’s here: the launch of the new app, Pastor Fish!  It’s a fun and whimsical presentation of Gospel songs and stories for children and the young at heart, in a children’s radio show format! Find out more…

July 12, 2017 in Featured Articles by

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Holy Pilgrimages in Kiev

On a recent trip to Kiev, in the Ukraine, we were blessed to visit some of the world’s most beautiful churches and to be granted an audience with His Holiness Patriarch Filaret (more on that inspiring visit later in this report). Kiev is unparalleled in Springtime. Although some of the churches were torn down during the […]

May 7, 2017 in Featured Articles by

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The Lord’s Prayer in Church Slavonic

The Church Slavonic liturgical language traces back to St Cyril and St Methodius, 9th century Thessalonian missionaries from Byzantium, who created the first Slavic language for writing literature while working to translate Christian scripture and literature from Greek. It can be heard in Orthodox churches, primarily in Central, Eastern and Southeast Europe, but also worldwide in Slavic disapora […]

May 4, 2017 in Lord's Prayer by

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The Lord’s Prayer in Ukrainian

Grateful thanks to Tania Andrienko of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv for her kind assistance verifying the prayer and its pronunciation, and recording it for our listeners. Enjoy! Audio Text Отче наш, що єси на небесах, Нехай святиться Ім’я Твоє. Хай прийде Царство Твоє, нехай буде воля Твоя Як на небі, так і на землі Хліб […]

May 2, 2017 in Lord's Prayer by

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WISE Project Update

We are happy to announce that The Widows in India Status and Empowerment Project is expanding, with a new home under a new roof!  Our partner YWAM Trichy has completed a new NHM Ministrants Center in Tiruchirappalli (in Tamil Nadu, Southern India). Rather than use a large commercial construction company, they were thrifty, hiring over […]

February 5, 2017 in Featured Articles, Justice Work by

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St. Francis – The Right Saint for Right Now (Sermon)

St. Francis

  May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be pleasing to you Lord, our rock & our redeemer.   Do you like that mural outside church, the one we’re dedicating next Saturday? I love how the little dog has a heart. St. Francis would approve. Animal lovers know their pets have […]

October 7, 2016 in sermons by

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Top Ten Scary Creation-Care Films

With climate change atop the list of today’s young hearts and minds, we thought we’d try our hands at compiling a top ten list of the scariest creation care films of all time. These films aren’t for the faint of heart. They’re controversial. They’re scary. But they may spark a debate… and maybe that’s not […]

April 30, 2016 in Top Ten by

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Webdef: Podfade

Podfade /pädfād/ – Noun: The experience where a podcast that started strong begins to have episodes appear less frequently, or the content of the podcast grows less compelling. Slowly, the podcast fades into obscurity or oblivion. We’ve just launched our first podcast, featuring The Lord’s Prayer in many languages. We are working hard in hopes we don’t […]

April 6, 2016 in WebDefs by

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Webdef – Yarnbombing

Yarnbombing / yärn’bäm’iŋ/ – Noun:  A form of street art where objects in the public eye are cloaked, at least in part, with yarn of any form. Yarnbombing, also known as yarn storming, or graffitti knitting, is a relatively new, viral street art that’s found in cities large and small, all across the world.  It is […]

March 30, 2016 in Featured Articles by

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WebGem: River of Your Grace

Our WebGems selection for Spring, 2016 is the transportive  “River of Your Grace,” a song written by Kevin Morgenstern. This song features the band Healing Stream, with a few magic falling shamrocks and triskeles courtesy Elfenworks Productions, LLC.  Bay Area locals, catch Healing Stream at the alternative worship service at Burlingame United Methodist Church. Friday “Evenings […]

March 18, 2016 in WebGems by

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Pastor Fish: Russian Songs

Songs coming soon! We are in the process of creating Russian teacher pages for every one of our Pastor Fish songs and stories, just to help make Pastor Fish the best resource for you that we can be. Pages will include the fully translated stories, often with songs that echo or reinforce an important message of the day. Not all of the discussions or activities have been translated at this time, but we’re working on it.

October 9, 2017 in Pastor Fish by

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Pastor Fish Ukrainian: Songs

Songs page coming soon! We are in the process of creating Ukrainian teacher pages for every one of our Pastor Fish stories, just to help make Pastor Fish the best resource for you that we can be. Pages will include the fully translated stories, often with songs that echo or reinforce an important message of the day. Not all of the discussions or activities have been translated at this time, but we’re working on it.

October 9, 2017 in Pastor Fish by

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Pastor Fish Russian: The Lord’s Prayer

We are in the process of creating Russian teacher pages for every one of our Pastor Fish stories, just to help make Pastor Fish the best resource for you that we can be. Pages will include the fully translated stories, often with songs that echo or reinforce an important message of the day. Not all […]

October 5, 2017 in Pastor Fish by

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Pastor Fish Russian: Easter

We are in the process of creating Russian teacher pages for every one of our Pastor Fish stories, just to help make Pastor Fish the best resource for you that we can be. Pages will include the fully translated stories, often with songs that echo or reinforce an important message of the day. Not all […]

October 5, 2017 in Pastor Fish by

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Pastor Fish Russian: Christmas

We are in the process of creating Russian teacher pages for every one of our Pastor Fish stories, just to help make Pastor Fish the best resource for you that we can be. Pages will include the fully translated stories, often with songs that echo or reinforce an important message of the day. Not all […]

October 5, 2017 in Pastor Fish by

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