Putting Finances Back Into Our Faith

Putting Finances Back Into Our Faith by Jessica Galván For many of us, faith and finances just don’t go together. I remember in college working multiple jobs to pay for tuition and costs of living. Money came whenever I worked, and I spent it wherever needed. There was no room for faith in my finances.…

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5 Fall Things to Do in Chicago

5 Fall Things to Do in Chicago by Jessica Galván Fall has swiftly blown into Chicago trickling down a colorful rug of leaves on our sidewalks. This is easily my favorite season. It prepares me for the end of the year, hearing the crunchy leaves beneath my feet as I walk the city streets, wearing…

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Soul Care Retreat

Soul Care Retreat Planning Guide and Resources What is a soul care retreat? Soul care is an important but often neglected spiritual discipline. The pace of life, myriad of responsibilities, and overwhelming feeling to “just keep swimming” begins to take a toll on your soul. In the midst of a busy, chaotic, confusing season, sometimes…

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The Vine is Moving Forward

The Vine is Moving Forward by Hannah Whitted The Vine is Moving Forward Amidst the Pandemic  Jessica Quigley gives us an inside look into her life as director of The Vine, a program within New Life Centers. She shares her highs, lows, and everything in between as The Vine continues to push through the coronavirus…

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What is God Doing in This Crisis?

Where is God in this Crisis? by Pastor Mark Jobe We are living through a Trilogy crisis. First, it started with a health crisis the world hasn’t seen in over one hundred years: the global pandemic. Then, we went into a financial crisis and 40 million Americans filed for unemployment. Right after that, George Floyd’s…

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The Language of Lament

The Language of Lament by Jessica Galván To my brothers and sisters in Christ, It is Sunday morning. The sun rose again today to the sounds of the brokenhearted. I honestly don’t know why the evil of racism in our country keeps prevailing. I’m not going to fully pretend like I know why so much…

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A Mother’s Day at Home

A Mother’s Day at Home 5 Creative Ways to Celebrate Mom Mother’s Day is just around the corner and with the shelter in place still active, it’s time to get creative about how to celebrate Mom. As a mother of 2 young kiddos, I’m having a hard time imagining how Mother’s Day will look like…

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Opening the Word of God Daily

The Word of God The Apostles’ Teaching Are you finding ways to actively grow in your faith? If you have been following Jesus for any amount of time, you know that growth is a never-ending process. Every day of our lives, we should strive to become more like Jesus. In this series, we’ll cover six…

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Fellowship With Others

Fellowship Members with One Another To be fully devoted one must connect in community with others. You might have heard the word “fellowship” in church or even in your daily reading. Fellowship is essential to your faith walk. It means to be sharing your life with other Christians you are in community with. In fact,…

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Partaking Communion

Why do we Partake Communion? Remembering Christ’s Body and Blood You may notice at the end of the month, we gather together to partake in communion as a Church. You likely have either seen or partaken in this experience before, without really understanding the true meaning. We do this as the bible instructs: “And when…

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