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Attendance has Grown 30 Percent at Salem UMC

Phil Schroeder

8/22/2011

Salem UMC in Covington was featured in this week's Romans 12 e-newsletter from the General Board of Discipleship. Attendance has grown 30 percent in the last year. The church praise band and worship coordinator complement rathan than compete with the traditional musicians and traditional worship service. Read the article at http://www.gbod.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=nhLRJ2PMKsG&b=5711827&ct=11193307¬oc=1.


Rethink Church Advent Sermon Series

Phil Schroeder

10/22/2010

Rethink Church posted resources for a four-week lectionary-based sermon series called “A Life-giving Christmas.” They have sermon starters, graphics downloads, devotional material and other worship resources meant to challenge your community to experience Christmas differently this year by practicing hope, peace, joy and love beyond the walls.  Check it out at: http://www.umcom.org/site/c.mrLZJ9PFKmG/b.6231833/k.690A/Rethink_Church_Advent.htm?tr=y&auid=7215017 


Flash Mob on Resurrection Sunday

Phil Schroeder

5/5/2010

On April 4, 2010, more than 1,300 young people, all of them members of Faith Church celebrated Resurrection Sunday in Budapest, Hungary. Check it out on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5dSIL358NM. Lyrics are below: Music: Ferenc Balogh Jr. Lyrics: Shelly Matos, based on the Hungarian text by Tamas Pajor (Tompage) Producer: Ákos Nemes Art Producer: Tamás Pajor (Tompage) Ref_1 That day will be remembered as the greatest day in history The fate of the world changed in one glorious ...


The Dance of Pentecost

6/5/2009

My imagination was stirred this past Sunday, through the medium of music and dance.  Stacy Marie Walker, Worship Leader at the 9:35 a.m. Contemporary Worship at Oak Grove UMC and others conveyed through dance, music, color and fabric the movement of the Holy Spirit. The sounds and movement gave voice to the text for that day. It reminded me that the Holy Spirit compels us to move and act in beautiful and bold ways in response to God’s great gift.            Then the Feast of Pentecost ...


Worship Planning Tool

Phil Schroeder

4/3/2009

Dave Benson and the worship team at Birmingham UMC found this to be a vital link to keep everyone informed and connected as they seek to do excellent worship planning. Check it out!   Go to Planning Center Online


Good Friday Images - 10th Anniversary of Columbine - 4/20/09

Phil Schroeder

4/2/2009

Haunting Images of the 15 Crosses at Columbine - 1 for Each Victim?. . . but then two are cut down. See the article from 10 years ago and the pictures as well.   Greg Zanis, crafter of the crosses, deliberately used a different font (letter style) for Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold's crosses to seperate them from their victims. The very presence of the killers' crosses among the victims' outraged many. Greg Zanis with one of the crosses he built. He was opposed to removing Eric & ...