in Vestry Papers and filtered by Capital Campaigns, Worship, Youth + 4 other(s)
By Lauren Grubaugh Thomas
What does it look like to be present and open to our God’s calling, even when the world around us continues to be overwhelmingly turbulent? In Here Am I, Lauren Grubaugh Thomas shares a deeply personal reflection on expectant motherhood, hope and joy this Advent season.
By Beth Wyndham
What does it mean to be centered in joy? Are you searching for a way to engage your church leadership in reflection on their joy and gratitude as a community? In her vlog, A Pandemic Church Plant Inspires Joy, Beth Wyndham invites us to consider where the Holy Spirit may be calling our faith communities to seek joy.
By Charis Bhagianathan
In this issue, our authors remind us that even when we are weary, we only have to ask to receive joy and our God’s abundant, endless love – often in surprising ways.
By Santi Rodríguez
Como nos lo cuenta este libro, la salud mental afecta a cada aspecto de la vida diaria. La salud mental es motivo de nuestra atención y por una buena razón. Según estimaciones de la Organización Mundial de la Salud, más de mil millones de personas sufren en todo el mundo enfermedades mentales.
By Santi Rodriguez
Mental illness in comunidades latinas is not something that is openly discussed. In Shared Anxieties, Santi Rodriguez talks to us about mental illness – often seen as taboo or a stigma in comunidades Latinas – and how important it is for us to talk about it openly and truthfully. He also gives us ideas on how to care for our mental health.
By Sandra Montes
As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15 because several Latin-American countries celebrate fiestas patrias – national holidays celebrating their independence) we want to introduce some of the work being done by líderes around the church.
By Ellis Montes
Encuentro que tocar música histórica es liberador. Quizás esto parezca un poco extraño, ya que a menudo implica considerable investigación y aprendizaje (o reaprendizaje) tocar música compuesta para formas más antiguas de nuestros instrumentos modernos.
By Bernadette Williams
Music has the power to heal pain, lift us from deep sorrow and carry us to a place where there is comfort and joy. In Music Brings Hope and Healing, Bernadette Williams shares experiences that reveal how music is one our greatest gifts from God.
By Steven Paulikas
A sound bath is a meditative practice that harnesses the healing potential of sound using both instruments and vocals. In Evensong Meets Healing Sound, Steven Paulikas describes how a unique and creative partnership has become a means for inviting strangers and friends into the love of Christ at his church.
By Ronald Braman
In A Musician’s Journey, Ronald Braman, charts his life from a spiritual teen who loved music to Director of Music at Good Shephard Episcopal Church in the Shoshone-Bannock Fort Hall Indian Reservation in southeastern Idaho, describing how music will never be “high” or “low” and how all musical traditions can enrich worship.