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A Place, a Purpose, and an Invitation to Belong

When Intergenerational Community Takes Root and Grows

Intinction vs Tiny Cups in Trays

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A Place, a Purpose, and an Invitation to Belong

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Liz PerraudExecutive DirectorGenOn Ministries Robin Humphreys serves as the National Director of the Presbyterian Children and Family Ministry for the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand. Robin and I first met at the 2019 InterGenerate Conference in Nashville, Tennessee when she was back in the States visiting family. She grew up in North Carolina and in 2017 she and her “kiwi” husband, Paul, moved to his hometown of Christchurch, New Zealand. Recently, Robin shared with me about her experiences with a LOGOS ministry during her college years.   Liz: Can you describe your introduction to a LOGOS ministry? Robin: I was...

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When Intergenerational Community Takes Root and Grows

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Liz  PerraudExecutive DirectorGenOn Ministries     In “A Vision of an Intergenerational Church” chapter from Generations Together, John Roberto writes about 14 benefits and blessings for living as an intentional intergenerational community. I can say that I have experienced all of them in my own church, and I’m sure many of you would say the same thing. Here are some snapshots from Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church in Columbia, Maryland: Intergenerational experiences affirm each person’s value in the total community (regardless of age), teaching younger generations to value the older generations and the older the younger generations: The best high school...

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Intinction vs Tiny Cups in Trays

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If I had felt it appropriate enough and if I had been brave enough, I would have pulled out my phone this morning in worship to take pictures during communion. Though I like the motion and theology of sharing the bread and the wine by passing trays down the pew, there’s something more spiritual and relational to me about going forward to receive the bread and drink from someone holding it in their hand and to look into the eyes of that server. That’s the way we took communion this morning—by intinction—“the action of dipping the bread in the wine at a...

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