Category Archives: Church

Three Simple Rules to Be A Welcoming Church

As we consider what our church life might look like in a more “normal” state, the staff and leadership have discussed ways that Avenue can be more hospitable to guests and 1st-time attenders. If you’ve ever had to go to … Continue reading

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Epiphany | The Revelation

Yesterday marked the beginning of the season of Epiphany. Epiphany is the time when we recognize the revelation that God Incarnate as Jesus. We often think about the star leading the Magi from the East to Bethlehem to worship Jesus … Continue reading

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Pentecost: About a Burning Fire

In the Christian faith, we celebrate Pentecost today. In the Book of Acts, in chapter 2, the Holy Spirit is poured out on the disciples. Peter boldly preaches to a gathered crowd. His text is from the Old Testament prophet, … Continue reading

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What I Am Re-Learning Two Weeks Into a Pandemic

The world as we know it has changed. The Coronavirus outbreak is changing the ways in which we live our lives. It is prevented our churches from meeting over the next two weeks, and in Delaware, it looks like it … Continue reading

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Why We Cancelled Worship on Christmas

Our church cancelled worship on Christmas Day. (Just hold your rocks for a moment.) I have seen post from clergy colleagues on my denominations Facebook pages who are completely amazed that anyone would consider cancelling services on Christmas Day. Gospel … Continue reading

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I Believe Black Lives Matter

The past year has been quite unsettling in the area of race relationships. I’ve lost count of the videos of African-American individuals gunned down and caught on film. They have been shocking. The discrepancy of sentencing of white perpetrators versus … Continue reading

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Protected: My Concerns About the Wesleyan Covenant Assocation

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Protected: Why I Joined the Wesley Covenant Association

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If NBA Teams Were Churches

I love sports and the lessons that go along with them. When Paul writes in 1 Corinthians that the church is like a body- and that every part matters- we can see that application in sports in some good and … Continue reading

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Membership Matters

Last winter, our family joined the YMCA here in Dover. We joined for the benefits that the Y provides. The weight room, the indoor/outdoor pools, the children’s sports and the list can go on. We both enjoy the fellowship that … Continue reading

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