Making the Body of Christ Come Alive

“I’ve always understood that the work of ministry is in the hands and hearts of all people of God and that if we are doing what it is we are called to do together than we are stronger, our community is stronger, and we have a sense of purpose going forward. I am always grounded by the gifted laity who are around me” - Sandye...

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Pointless Conversation?

Like just about every adult, from time to time I’ve found myself in interminable forums, annual meetings, and working groups in which everyone feels the need to speak at length. These conversations sometimes feel pointless, but this usually isn’t the case. We almost always learn something from talking to each other. To make these...

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Giving in Community

If I didn’t know better, I’d admire the marks on his calf. Tattoo-like, they resemble a heliocentric solar system, small black planets circling a sun spot in the middle. But I know this isn’t a mid-life form of self-expression but marks to guide radiation. And I know his wife is deeply grateful because after months of...

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You've Been Challenged

Can you handle one more ALS ice-bucket challenge video? I promise. There’s a twist. When my husband was challenged on Facebook, we talked about how to make it fun – and engage the whole congregation. This is what we came up with: (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js...

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Desegregating Ourselves

On Saturday, I marched with a couple thousand others through Staten Island. People of every race from all over New York City marched peacefully against police brutality and on behalf of Eric Garner and all the other black men who have died tragically in recent years. Garner was killed last month when the police held him in an illegal chokehold. My...

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Second Chances with Hour Children

For the past couple Fridays I've been volunteering with Hour Children, an organization that serves formerly incarcerated women and their families. Trinity Wall Street has been partnering with the organization for several years now, and each year I've tagged along on workshops to help the women with their resumes or talk about how to fill...

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