15 Meaningful Christmas Gifts For Any Age

Thanksgiving is next week which means we are turning the corner for the serious shopping season.  If you are like me, 2020 has made me desire things that are both practical and lasting.  Our Family Ministry Team and our partners at the Insight For Living Book Shoppe and Coffee have created a list of 15 gift ideas that will encourage, teach, and remind your family and friends of God’s love this holiday season.

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Encouragement to Stay the Course

Many parents made the decision to homeschool, or virtual school in the heat of a hot and contentious COVID-19 Summer. Many of those same parents are now looking at the school books, paper, and computer strewn across their dining room table thinking what have we done. For every family who thoroughly enjoys their decision to homeschool, there is another family who has yet to hit their stride, and find their rhythm. We asked Emily Riffe, author and member of our church community to share from her book, “Raising Wildflowers: Homeschooling at Ease in a Frantic Culture” encouragement to find the atmosphere and rhythm that works for your family (regardless of your decision to homeschool or not).

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Managing Teenage Angst

Student Ministry Pastor Nathan Kocurek shares 4 tips for overcoming: stressing about being cool (acceptance), stressing about grades (insecurity), stressing about parents (independence), and stressing about relationships (identity). 

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Hunger Nextdoor

This is the face of hunger in your community. For too long I had felt that food pantries, SNAP food programs, and food donations drive were to help people in other places. But every community in this country is home to families who struggle with food insecurity including rural, and suburban communities, not just the inner cities. This week we talk about how the problem is as close as next door and how you and your family can help.

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