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Universal Human Rights

Human Rights Day is celebrated every year on December 10. It commemorates the day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This historic document reflects the well-established and honored ideas of ”inalienable rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being – regardless of race, colour, … Continued

Ministry Design – A Conference for Churches

Saturday, 2/20/2021 10:00 am – 11:00 am We are grateful to The Barnabas Partnership and CBFNC for sponsoring this conference offering a selection of ministry topics designed to help you make sense of, and find opportunity in, today’s world. All are invited to participate. The Seminar topics are listed below and Zoom links for each … Continued

Schedule of Virtual Call Weekend Events for Minister of Worship, Music, and the Arts

Saturday, August 15 9:15 am – 11am         Special Called Church Conference called by Moderator, Diaconate, and Sr. Pastor Zoom Link |  Meeting ID: 222 722 9270 12 Noon                      Small Group Meeting with Music Team, Ordinance Team, Sound & Light Team, Worship Committee Zoom Link |  Meeting ID: 222 722 9270 1:00 pm                       Small Group Meeting with Accompanists and Instrumental … Continued

Fanny Crosby

One of the worship songs in Greystone’s July 26 online worship service, “Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior,” may not be familiar to some hearers.  However, this text was penned by a very well-known writer of Christian songs, Fanny Jane Crosby (1820-1915). Ms. Crosby is regarded as one of America’s most important gospel song lyricists. “All the Way … Continued

Finding Your Place in the Story

Many years ago I worked at a summer camp for a church in Atlanta. As a part of my job, I was in charge of daily chapel services for our campers. Somewhere along the way, I decided to let the campers lead these services every Thursday. Each week I chose a different camper group to lead … Continued

Follow your Yes

This week I came across an essay written by Richard Rohr. He began with:  The word change normally refers to new beginnings. But the mystery of transformation more often happens not when something new begins, but when something old falls apart. The pain of something old falling apart—chaos—invites the soul to listen at a deeper level, and sometimes forces … Continued


Our postlude for this Sunday’s online worship service is an arrangement for organ entitled “Variants on ‘ST. ANNE.’”  ST. ANNE is the tune, or melody, name that we use to sing the hymn “O God, Our Help in Ages Past.” The composer of this tune is presumed to be William Croft. However, the first time it appeared … Continued

Rest Up THEN Rise Up

This weekend I took a break courtesy of Disney+. I spent HOURS watching (and rewatching) Hamilton. I was captured by the bravado of four friends ready to change the world, by Eliza’s heartbreaking journey of forgiveness and by the comedy of King George III. I was awed by the creative genius of Lin-Manuel Miranda and was carried … Continued