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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
O·ta·ku /ō·tä·ko͞o/– Noun (from Japanese): A youth whose obsession with computers and other aspects of pop culture are a detriment to their social skills. If someone calls you otaku, are they putting you down, or giving you a compliment? Like always, context is king. When English speakers use the Japanese word, they often simply mean someone who […]
We’re so very excited about our latest partnership with YWAM Mumbai, to bring Pastor Fish songs and stories to kids living in the slums of Mumbai. Eventually, we hope that these youth ministry resources in Spanish and English may actually give these kids a competitive advantage, as they’ll be among the very few kids to […]
Now online – audio from “Creation Care on Earth Day” Sermon at Burlingame United Methodist Church – 1443 Howard at El Camino Real (9:30 and 11:00)!
We hope you have wonderful, restorative Easter season! Below, dancer Rena Jones-Guidry of the Providence Baptist Church provides an original interpretation of a song that speaks to the promise of a resurrection, within our own life experience. Find out more about Praise Dance, including how to choreograph the song “Resurrection” right here on our site. […]
School is In – Let’s Learn About Easter Click on the video to the right of The Easter Story to watch the storybook unfold. You can read along, or read it out loud for yourself. At the bottom of this page are activities to help you share the day. Lesson plan includes the story, discussion […]
School’s In – Let’s Learn About Easter Listen along with a native speaker, follow along with the text, and enjoy the activities for a fun and enriching experiencing for every participant. Note: This page is a work in process. We’re working towards the day when all our page include not only the fully translated stories […]
School’s In – Let’s Learn About Easter Listen to our wonderful Ukrainian native speaker, follow along with the text, and enjoy the activities for a fun and enriching experiencing for every participant. Note: This page is a work in process. We’re working towards the day when all our page include not only the fully translated […]
What’s this? A book as a WebGem? Wait…there’s video…a compelling address by theologian Father John Dear on his latest release from Orbis Books delving into the third Beatitude, from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. It’s a beautiful treasure of a book, and an inspiration for all who read it.
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 […]
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 […]
“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. […]
~ 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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... where underdogs lack champions,
... and "spiritual but not religious"
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