Happy Easter Season

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. […]

April 1, 2018 in Celebrations and Holidays, Featured Articles by

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17 Cool Ways to Follow Jesus on Followers Day

Did you realize that April 17th is Followers Day? Now you do! And, now that you know, will you celebrate with us? It’s really easy, and we think it will be meaningful, also. Followers’ Day has been around for five years now. It started one day as a small group of people noticed how many […]

April 7, 2017 in Celebrations and Holidays by

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Blessings On Followers Day, April 17th

Happy Followers Day! Who ever said that greeting card companies are the only ones who can start up celebrations? In 2011 we proposed Followers Day… and this April 17th will mark five years of celebration. Time flies, when you’re having fun, and it’s always a blessing to reflect on our various walks of faith with […]

April 17, 2016 in Celebrations and Holidays by

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Happy Children’s Day

November 14th is Children’s Day in India. Children’s day, or in Hindi Bal Diwas, is celebrated on Pandit Nehru’s birthday, because he’s known to have loved children. It’s a day of fun and frolic, a celebration of childhood, children and perhaps even the young at heart.

November 14, 2014 in Celebrations and Holidays by

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WebDef: Pentecost

Pen·te·cost /pentəˌkôst/ – Noun: The Sunday marking the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples of Jesus after His Ascension.  Pentecost Sunday is observed ten days after Ascension Thursday, and seven weeks after Easter, concluding the Easter Season.  The word hails from the Greek, Πεντηκοστή (literally fiftieth), referring to the fiftieth day after Easter. It coincides with the […]

June 8, 2014 in Celebrations and Holidays, WebDefs by

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Celebrate Earth Day!

The heavens are Thine, the earth also is Thine: as for the world and the fullness thereof, Thou hast founded them. The north and the south Thou hast created them. [Psalm 89:11-12a] Happy Earth Day! You are One Click Away from… 1. Top Ten Easy Creation Care Steps – Take Action Page 2. Top Ten Book Picks on Creation Care […]

April 22, 2014 in Stewardship by

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WebDef: Chanukah

Cha·nu·kah /ˈhɑː.nə.kə/ – Noun: A lesser Jewish holiday that begins on the 25th day of Kislev and runs for eight days. Also known as the Jewish festival of lights.  Chanukah, or the festival of lights, celebrates a miraculous occurrence at the rededication of the temple in Israel. The second temple had been looted, and Judaism outlawed. An altar to Zeus was placed […]

December 1, 2013 in Celebrations and Holidays, WebDefs by

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Lammas Day

Break out your bread pans and start grinding your wheat! August 1st marks the feast of bread on the Christian calendar. This traditional festival day, also known as Lammas Day, or the feast of St. Peter in Chains, was established to commemorate the Apostle Peter’s miraculous deliverance from prison. The reason it is commonly known […]

July 28, 2011 in Celebrations and Holidays by

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Sensitivity at Easter… the Passion Play

Are you a music director or minister, considering a passion play but perhaps concerned the contents may be anti-Semitic and may cause ill feelings among Jewish friends? Of course, we would not want to inflict harm unintentionally. We would want to tell our most holy story with care. The recommendations below will be of use […]

March 31, 2011 in Peacemaking by

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What’s This About Christmas? ! ?

Did you know that Christmas wasn’t always celebrated in winter? Before the monk Dionysius set Christmas at December 25th in 533 AD, some Christians had celebrated Christmas in springtime. That older tradition is supported by the biblical account of shepherds being out watching their sheep by night, as happened in springtime, not in the bitter winter months. Does this fact make Christmas any less valid? We don’t think so…

August 17, 2010 in Celebrations and Holidays, Featured Articles by

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