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Requiem For George Floyd (1973-2020)

    Son. Father. Uncle. Friend. Human being. Child of God. What blindness could keep anyone from seeing the sacred life in this man? Bystanders saw it. And cried out that his precious life be spared. Only …

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Eight Hymns with Music Sheets

Amanda Udis-Kessler shares 8 hymns along with the sheet music – just click on the Title of the Hymn to open the PDF Sheet Music.

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A Curated List of Songs for Worship and Gathering

When we realized because of COVID19 we couldn’t sing together, we refused to give up the use of music in our Gatherings; it is just too important. So we turned to the only source of music we thought could offer the same experience even if it didn’t involve singing along: YouTube.

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Litany for COVID-19

My street is quiet now.
Cars, buses, lorries,
noisy polluters of our very breath,
have fled in disarray.

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Something new to say: Words of spirit, faith and celebration for Advent and Christmas

“Something new to say” is a collection of liturgy resources for the season of Advent and Christmas. Author Bronwyn White lives in Aotearoa New Zealand, where Christmas comes at summertime.

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Climate change song – Crises drive us from our comfort

Crises drive us from our comfort
to the edge of vital choice,
children speak the words we’ve hidden,
simple words we’ve failed to voice.

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In His Lifetime Jesus Taught Us

In his lifetime Jesus taught us
To observe and then reflect
On the laws that nature teaches
If we pause and then inspect,

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A hymn for congregations currently doing virtual worshipping

A hymn text specifically for congregations currently doing virtual worshipping. It is to the tune of Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing (Nettleton 8.7.8.7.D.)

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Passion Week 2020: This Is Your Body

What forms do your communion elements take during this time of Shelter In Place?  See mine, below this entry… from Palm Sunday.  Mt Hollywood Church is urging people to take pix of their home-made communion elements – whether wine and bread, milk and cookies, juice and cereal – and posting them on social media

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“…The Peace of Christ be with you… And also with you…”

The peace that we share when we turn and shake hands
Is simply the peace that our Savior commands.

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The Fast That Love Has Chosen

Fast from fear and feast on love.

Fast from violence, feast on peace.

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O Christ, We Remember the Things That You Did

O Christ, we remember the things that you did,
The lessons you taught us, the way that you lived.

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Churches Social Media Toolkit

Created by Rev. Caleb J. Lines

It is extremely unfortunate that the coronavirus is negatively impacting so many (especially those who are elderly or living in poverty) and disrupting our day-to-day lives, however, one valuable insight that may result from this disastrous virus is congregational awareness about the necessity of technology.

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A Script for Good Friday

A fully scripted Good Friday enactment courtesy of The Fountains, UMC.

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Original Praise and Worship/Christian Music

Singer/songwriter Christian McIvor serves as the Minister of Music & Worship at College Park Baptist Church in Greensboro, NC.  He writes progressive Christian songs centered around themes of love, justice, compassion, and community that are intended for both solo/small group and congregational use in worship. 

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Creating Justice (A Prayer)

It is easy to get so caught upin the business and troublesof our own lives,

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A Bold New Love – Christmas Eve Service at Middle Church, NYC

“At the center of the Christmas story is hope…hope which comes to us in the form of a vulnerable, poor baby. A child, not a king, changes the world. God appears to us as a marginalized, Afro-Semitic, Jewish child from Nazareth in Palestine. A child who grows up to teach us to welcome the stranger. How would our world be different if we loved our neighbors as ourselves?” asks the Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis, senior minister of Middle Collegiate Church.

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Camino de liberación/Path of Liberation

Poem by Tina Datsko de Sanchez Spanish translation by José Sanchez-H.

Lo Divino nos está llamando
The Divine is calling us
para liberar a los cautivos,
to bring release to the captives,

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