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Knowing that many of our visitors are in the midst of Thanksgiving worship planning, we searched our affiliate group sites for great resources and articles for worship and sermon topics. We hope these links to resources will stimulate your own creative thinking and generate fresh Thanksgiving worship ideas this season.

 

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Help For Faith Communities After A Natural Disaster Or Tragedy Prayer and Preparedness During a Disaster Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation

Natural disasters, like the massive tornado that struck Oklahoma, can devastate entire communities and sometimes shake our faith, whether we are directly affected or not. Many ask why God would allow such tragedy, or wonder if the disaster is God’s punishment.

Growing Old Gracefully Lilly Foundation Two women intergenerational Smiling Congregations Christianity Christian Insights Into Religion News

Older members make up a sizable portion of many congregations. Churches can find help online for meeting their spiritual needs.

Christian education programs vital to congregational health Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation

Some churches are seeing a consumer mentality when it comes to religious education. The trend highlights the importance of preparing Christian educators for the future.

The Changing Nature of Worship Lilly foundation Insights into Religion U.S. Congregational Life Survey

A church in Illinois streams video of a sermon from the home church miles away and displays it on a large screen.  A church in California offers half a dozen “video cafes,” each featuring different types of worship music to correspond to the different tastes of its participants. These are just a few of the changes taking place as U.S. congregations grapple with new technologies and contemporary idioms in worship.

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Religious ‘Nones’ are Gaining Ground in America

Thirty-four percent of Americans surveyed said they were atheist, agnostic, or “nothing in particular,” according to...

$10 million grant from the Lilly Endowment for Charleston's International African American Museum

The museum has announced several major donations this year, including a $10 million grant from the Lilly Endowment last...

Yolanda Johnson-Moton Honored

Yolanda Johnson-Moton is the Director for external relations at Eli Lilly and Company where she drives the strategy and...

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The annual Calvin Symposium on Worship is a three-day conference held in January and sponsored

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