Archive for December, 2016

The Fullness of Joy

I have a picture by my bed with a quote from Julian of Norwich, “The fullness of joy is to behold God in everything.”  The picture is of a sweet young girl smelling a flower, imposed upon a sunny backdrop.  And on a sun-drenched day, surrounded by flowers and light, I can be with that […]

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From Busy to Engaged: Best Practices for Faith Formation

“Children should be seen and not heard.” This cliché is often used as a measure of success when it comes to children in worship. But, at Northbrook UMC, our mission isn’t busy (or quiet) kids. We are nurturing engagement; with worship, with our community, and with God. Instead of measuring decibels, we look at best practices. The […]

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