Six New Things – Week of June 24, 2024

The transition from Juneteenth and PRIDE Month to our national Independence Day offers time for reflection: how is Jesus calling us toward greater equity, justice, and liberty for ALL? ONE Inspire Littles to develop networks of friends and…

Community-Based Good News!!

This is a plethora of Great Ideas in one. A few weeks ago my spouse and I had the joy of attending a fundraiser event for the East Phillips Neighborhood Institute's Urban Farm. This is an incredible vision, an expansive hope, and already…

Six New Things – Week of June 10, 2024

It's Pride Month. Kids are graduating. Juneteenth is just around the corner. So's the Summer Solstice. There's a lot to celebrate, honor, and repair. This is the season!! Now is the time!! ONE Encourage pride and joy in being uniquely 'you'…

6 Ways to Embrace True Inclusion in Your Faith Community

Thanks to Chalice Press for sharing these thoughts from Brandan Robertson: SIX Great Ideas in one!! Rather than link to the newsletter, please read the full post here: Theologian, activist, and pastor Brandan Robertson defines the concept…

‘Flat Jesus’ Adventures

We don't do this often, but 'Thanks!' to SparkHouse Publishing for sharing this Great Idea. It's a plug for their own materials - but we appreciate what SparkHouse puts out into the world, so it seems okay to share this fun idea. Flat…

Six New Things – Week of June 03, 2024

Pride. Juneteenth. Summer. So much joy. Yet May ended in violence and tragedy*. Can we be moved to greater empathy for siblings who suffer violence and tragedy regularly? Can we be moved to action to end violence and create peace? Let's try. ONE Grief…

GO ALL OUT FOR PRIDE!!

Thanks to Anna Kendig Flores, Anti-Racism Coordinator for the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area, for sharing the article which sparked this Great Idea. Anna wrote, 'This month is Pride, and we're glad to have been able to naturally show…