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World AIDS Day 2018

Brett Webb-Mitchell

12/6/2018

World AIDS Day 2018   December 1 was World’s AIDS Day. Dec. 1 was founded as World AIDS Day in 1988. We have had 30 years of World’s AIDS Day, in which this is a day to unite against HIV, with people showing their support for people living with HIV, as well as to commemorate those people who have died. Currently, there are approximately 34 million people who have the virus, which was first identified in 1984. Over 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS.    These are the facts.   Then there...


Inspiring Generosity

Cesie Delve Scheuermann

12/5/2018

New! 3 Content Tips for Your Best Year-End Letter - Part 2


Spirit Alive: It's Time to Crossover

Lowell Greathouse

11/30/2018

Sometimes You Need to Crossover in Order to Reach Your Goal


Inspiring Generosity

Cesie Delve Scheuermann

11/28/2018

5 Tips for Your Best Year-End Letter


Reflecting on Thirty-Five Years

Brett Webb-Mitchell

11/27/2018

Reflecting on Thirty-Five Years   The invitation: “The Presbytery of Boston invites you to a celebration of joy and peace as Brett P. Webb-Mitchell is ordained as a Minister of the Word and Sacrament at Valley Community Presbyterian Church on Sunday, Nov. 27, 1983, at 10:30 am…and installation as Assistant Pastor at First Presbyterian Church of East Boston, Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2:30 pm.” On the outside of the invitation was a small boy in a too-large Genevan gown, with these words from the ...


LGBTQ+ People and the Caravan

Brett Webb-Mitchell

11/21/2018

Being LGBTQ and the Caravan   With Thanksgiving before us, focusing on the religious pilgrims who sought freedom to practice their religion, and their first harvest meal in October 1621, that we now honor as a nation with a federal holiday. 90 native people and 53 settlers attended the first harvest festival that became our Thanksgiving. In light of this holiday, as a nation we are also aware that more settlers are on the border of California and Mexico, as a caravan of thousands of people ...


Inspiring Generosity

Cesie Delve Scheuermann

11/19/2018

The Groovy Thanksgiving Couch


Spirit Alive: Thanksgiving 2018-- When a Feast Becomes a Practice

Lowell Greathouse

11/19/2018

What the Sikhs Taught Me About Sharing a Meal


Inspiring Generosity

Cesie Delve Scheuermann

11/14/2018

Is Your Website's Giving Page Ready for the Holidays?


"Boy Erased" and the Church

Brett Webb-Mitchell

11/14/2018

    At the center of the book and movie, “Boy Erased”, written by Garrard Conley, is the so-called conversion or reparative therapy. Conversion or reparative therapy is the dangerous psychological practice of “attempting” to turn a person who self-identifies as LGBTQ to being “straight,” with the underlying misnomer that “straight” is normal and good, and same sex attraction is evil or bad. The 19-year-old college student, Jared (who is really Garrard) is sent to an ex-gay Christian ministry, ...


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