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Guests at Our Tables: Celebrating Advent During a Pandemic

Keep Your Ministries Going Forward: New Online Training Options

Moving Those Milestones

Silver Linings, Even Now

Two Questions: Tammy Tolman

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Guests at Our Tables: Celebrating Advent During a Pandemic

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With minor adaptations, the celebrations work well for households to do at home—either gathering their own supplies or having a church leader create pick-up kits for them.

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Keep Your Ministries Going Forward: New Online Training Options

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A cornerstone of GenOn Ministries has been our in-person training where faith communities are enriched and Christian relationships deepen. In recent months, we’ve adapted swiftly to meet the current needs of churches and organizations seeking ways to move forward while relying on virtual community via video conferencing. Our focus for training in 2020-2021 will be virtual. For churches or organizations seeking an introduction to intergenerational ministry, including ways to modify existing ministries for these COVID times, we recommend Intergenerational Pathways Online. $35/person, 90 minutes. September 26 is the next date. Sign up here to be notified when another one is...

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Moving Those Milestones

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Liz PerraudExecutive DirectorGenOn Ministries How many celebrations, recognitions, or special gatherings have I missed since mid-March? Weddings, graduations, birthdays, moves; religious holidays, church trips, dedications, and gatherings; annual conferences, meetings, and Youth Summits. Lots. There’s grief as each one passes and can’t be celebrated or experienced as hoped.What have you missed or experienced in radically different ways during the past few months? Many of these happenings are milestones. Milestones are actions or events that mark something of significance, often a stage in development. We think of recognizing milestones as something accomplished (driver’s license) or reached (50th birthday). A milestone, literally,...

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Silver Linings, Even Now

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As the church, we wrestle with how separating from one another, as the Body of Christ, does (and will do) damage. We believe we are meant to gather, to be in community and relationship with one another, to share common meals.

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Two Questions: Tammy Tolman

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Tammy TolmanPastor, Author, Intergenerate Australia Planning Team Member     What keeps you up at night? As a leader and someone who is passionate to help all ages grow closer to God, what keeps me up at night is the space the Church of today seems to have found itself in. We have found ourselves consumed by the comfortable, known, and seemingly successful way of “Sunday Age-Segmented" gatherings, which are most often focused around a 40-minute sermon and some professionally presented worship songs. That we call this “Church,” is something that keeps me up at night. Even in this pandemic,...

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