Top 10 Book Needs We receive requests for all kinds of books, but some topics are harder to keep in stock than others. These types of books are always flying off our shelves faster than we can find them! Please help us stock our empty shelves and look for these topics wherever you buy books. We can accept new and used paperbacks in good condition, so keep an eye out at yard sales, library book sales, and online English dictionaries and thesauri Exercise (yoga, weight lifting) Hobbies (drawing, crocheting, chess, crossword puzzles, word games) Self-help (sexual abuse, trauma, addiction) Bible dictionaries and concordances as well as non-mainstream religions such as Wicca, paganism, spirits, dreams, tarot cards,…
What to do when your church changes
These days in my retirement ministry, most of the churches where I’m invited to preach have these things in common… –Almost no man wears a necktie or suit. –On the platform you find all kinds of musical instruments. –Huge screens are mounted on the front walls, where the words of songs and scripture are projected. –Many people in the congregation read Scripture from their phones. –Worship leaders are often wearing jeans and sneakers. –In the announcements, you hear of mission trips to foreign countries, regardless of the size of the church. –Fewer and fewer hymns are being sung, and when the old ones are brought out, they’re given new treatments. Mostly, though, what’s being sung in worship was written in the past 10 or 12 years. –Churches announce on their outside signs “blended”…
Why I’m No Longer a United Methodist
Collin Hansen explains why he left the United Methodist Church, currently embroiled in conflict.
10 ways to improve your prayer life
Hear expert advice about making space for prayer in a busy lifestyle.
BrightStar Care Opens a New Bel Air Location
Check out the latest community post from one of your neighbors. (The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.)
Black Youth: What Must Be Done
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan greets young man in Chicago while leading the F.O.I. into the community [Editor’s note: The following text is excerpted from a message delivered by the Honorable Louis Farrakhan at The Final Call Administration Building in Chicago, Ill. on Sept. 30, 1992. The speech was the first message delivered by Minister Farrakhan at The Final Call since the re-acquisition of The National Center, headquarters of the Nation of Islam.] I would like to speak tonight on the subject of the attack on Black youth, especially the attack on young Black men. Why is there an apparent conspiracy to destroy Black youth? What is so different about our youth that they could become the object of a conspiracy from the highest levels of power? Why have they become a generation…
Finding your way around Trinity Lime Rock
Not been here before? Here is a short video to help you find your way around. We hope this video makes the process a little easier for you when you come see ...
What is the Apostolic Pardon?
As a person draws closer to the doors of death, there is one blessing in particular that the Church reserves for this most sacred moment: the Apostolic Pardon. It is a pardon that can be given by a…
TESTIMONY: Over and Above What You Could Ask or Imagine
While returning from vacation in January, a family from our congregation was left stranded in Florida when the airline they were flying on had a computer system malfunction. They were… read more →
What Happened to the Animals After Noah’s Ark?
After the animals Noah took on board the Ark survived the Flood and stepped off the ship around 4,500 years ago, where did they go? What was their fate?