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Vacation Bible School
2022 Guide

VBS is a long-standing children’s ministry tradition in the River Region. Thankfully we have many great churches that do so much to bless your children with the love of Jesus through interactive and fun vacation bible schools. Use our guide below, beginning with our partner churches, to find a church your family can connect with. […]

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Damaged Humans and the Kindness of Jesus

I love how Jesus related to damaged, condemned people. Don’t you? This is what happens in a group of people who have sound theology but are lacking in love. A Colosseum culture develops. Everyone rallies around a common enemy—the sinner. Robbers, evildoers, tax collectors, adulterers and adulteresses. And then the pouncing and the piling on. […]

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Easter Events Guide

Featured Easter Events Aldersgate United Methodist Church 6610 Vaughn Road, 272.6152Palm Sunday Musical,Sunday, April 10 @ 10:30am in theSanctuary and online.Good Friday Tenebrae Service,Friday, April 15 @ 7:00pmEgg Hunt Saturday, April 9 @ 10 amEaster Celebration Services,Sunday, April 17, 6:15 am Virtual SonRise Service 8:15 am, Traditional Worship10:30am, Contemporary Worship Beacon of Hope Church of […]

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How to Get Kids as Excited About Easter as Christmas

Our children seem to spend their lives counting down the sleeps to something. Birthdays, Christmas, end of term, family vacation… there’s always something for our 5 and 7-year-olds to count down the sleeps to. It’s their natural response to a day approaching on the horizon of their young lives which they know will be out […]

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The Sometimes-Forgotten Qualities of True Friendship

Christian people are not only called to give constructive correction. We are also called to receive it. Just as our cowardice may prevent us from offering such correction, so our pride may prevent us from receiving it. Encouraging words that build up and corrective words that steer away from sin and toward physical, emotional, and […]

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Christmas Church Events Guide

Featured Churches & Christmas Events Christchurch 8800 Vaughn RoadCandlelit Service of Lessons and Carols featuring Madrigal Voices of Montgomery Brassworks and conductor Thomas Hinds, December 2 Christmas Eve Pageant, December 24 at 4 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, December 24 at 8 p.m.www.christchurchxp.net Dalraida UMC Christmas 3817 Atlanta HighwayChristmas Cantata, December 19, 11 a.m. Christmas […]

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Embracing Hope
(and Avoiding Negativity)
This Holiday Season

This past year has been rough to say the least. Now that the holiday season is upon us, we need hope more than ever. We need love and we need to show love to others. This is a time to be proactive in healing our nation, our communities and our homes. What can we do […]

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To Be More Heavenly Minded Is To Be More Earthly Good

These days, the word “Christian” evokes as many negative reactions as it does positive ones. This bothers me. Does it bother you? Critics might summarize their feelings about Christians with these alleged words from Mahatma Gandhi: “I like your Christ, but I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” While […]

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What Can God Do With
Broken Hearts?

God has a special place in his heart for the weak, the weary, the downtrodden, the broken. “Come to me all who labor and are heavy laden,” and “bring in the poor and crippled and blind and lame.” He says His special blessing is upon those who are poor in spirit, who are meek and […]

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Identifying and Forsaking Our Spiritual Mistresses

Our motivation for embracing newness of life in Jesus is quite different than moralistic motivation. Religious moralists “obey” God’s rules to feel morally straight and morally superior, and also to earn applause from God, from others, and even from themselves. Christians, on the other hand, are able to obey God precisely because they don’t have […]