HANFORD, Calif. (FOX26) — The sign outside St. James Lutheran Church still advertises the final celebration service here as February 27th at 10 a.m. Before she was a pastor, the Reverend Julie Kelly worked as a chaplain helping transition those who have suffered a loss of death in their family. Now she’s helping those members of her congregation transition into finding a new church home.
Churches Offer Assistance to Afghan Refugees
We offer this resource from the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church. It’s difficult to imagine what it must be like to abandon one’s home and nation. The deteriorating situation in Afghanistan is a humanitarian crisis that has now left upwards of 550,000 Afghans internally displaced. This humanitarian crisis affects 18 million people —…
Is Facebook Removing Church Videos?
Over the weekend, there was much chatter about Facebook removing videos and even shutting down worship services because of a changed policy regarding pre-recorded music and copyright restrictions. This, of course, is terribly concerning, because Facebook Live has been found by most of us to be the best, most efficient way of reaching our congregations…
Is it time to separate church and social media like we have separated church and state?
This summer, Elizabeth Dias, who covers faith and politics for the New York Times, wrote an article titled “Facebook’s Next Target: The Religious Experience.” Published July 25, it chronicled Facebook’s efforts to partner with a wide range of faith communities from individual congregations to large denominations.
Webinar: Faithful Leadership in the Treacherous Days Ahead
Wednesday, October 14 at 7:30pm ET Most of us have been working to prepare people for the election. We also need to be planning for what comes after it. The integrity of the election is being undermined. The future of democracy is in peril. How will you lead your congregation through this treacherous time ahead? Regardless…