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A Christmas Creche Tradition

Many church communities, and even households, have a long tradition of lovingly arranging nativity scenes for contemplation at Christmastime. This year, one such tradition is celebrating it’s twenty-fifth anniversary, and the organizers have really gone to town, creating a show that rivals any we’ve ever seen. In early December, Bay Area residents are treated – entirely […]

December 12, 2018 in Celebrations and Holidays by

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Gratitude at Christmas

Gratitude… It was nine years ago, Christmas Eve of 2009,  that we brought the Center website live, and one year later on Christmas eve that our webmaster’s dog survived a deadly encounter with dark chocolate, courtesy of some swift help by a friendly emergency vet named Dr. Barchas (great name for a vet, don’t you […]

December 12, 2018 in Featured Articles by

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Pastor Fish: Songs

Here – especially useful for youth ministry – are the songs of Pastor Fish in all the languages we offer so far!

December 1, 2018 in Pastor Fish by

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Pastor Fish Teacher Resources – Spanish

Now available, Spanish-language detail pages for every one of our Pastor Fish stories, helping enhance your youth ministry. Pages include the fully translated stories, often with songs that echo or reinforce an important message of the day, plus activities (Note: not all our activities are fully translated yet. It’s an ocean of work and we’re […]

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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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 Teacher Resources – English

~ English, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian ~ Now available, detail pages for every one of our Pastor Fish stories. Pages include a full story with audio, activities, and there are even songs that echo or reinforce the message of the day. Below you will find English breakout pages. Teacher resources in Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian are also available. Don’t […]

September 6, 2017 in Pastor Fish by

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Ringing In 2019

Here, an “auld favorite” – arranged by and featuring the one-and-only Josh Workman on guitar. Enjoy ! Happy New Year. We’ll drink a cup of kindness yet, as we raise our glass in a toast to all of you everywhere who are working in big and small ways towards a better tomorrow. Here’s to our […]

December 23, 2018 in Featured Articles by

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Lord’s Prayer in Cebuano

Cebuano is a language primarily spoken in the Philippines. Video The Lord’s Prayer in Cebuano, with audio recorded by Marilie Ohnstad. Text Amahan namo, nga anaa sa mga langit, Pagdaygon ang Imong Ngalan. Moabot kanamo ang Imong gingharian, Matuman ang Imong pagbuot, Dinhi sa yuta maingon sa langit. Ang kalan-on namo sa matag adlaw, Ihatag […]

October 26, 2018 in Lord's Prayer 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, 2018 in How2 by

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