Community

Your neighbors, friends, colleagues, fellow churchgoers, and people you do business with make up the rich tapestry of your community. Embrace your community and make sure to do your part to make it stronger.
Neighbors Stephen Wilder and Nicole Figaro; photo by Kerry Ryan
Friends

Best Friends: The Deep Bond Between Next-Door Neighbors

A New Yorker shares how he and the woman in the next apartment learned to lean on each other.

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A woman finding comfort in a Serenity Shawl; Illustration by Coco Masuda
People Helping People

Someone Cares: A Much-Needed Hug

This addiction recovery community sends comforting, blessed shawls to those in need.

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Shamrocks in various windows; Illustration by Coco Masuda
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Feeling Lucky

How a neighborhood shamrock hunt brought their community closer on St. Patrick’s Day during the pandemic.

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A chemo Advent box filled with care products; Illustration by Coco Masuda
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Chemo Countdown

A thoughtful gift from a friend brought her comfort and joy during her challenging chemotherapy.

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Henry Louis Gates Jr., admires Church of God In Christ West Angeles mural (Courtesy of McGee Media)
Movies and TV

PBS Documentary Highlights the ‘Power of Belief’ Behind the Black Church

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. talks with African-American leaders, from Oprah to Senator Raphael Warnock, on the role of the Black Church in American history, then and now.

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Patrick Mahomes: Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images; Tom Brady: Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Life Advice

5 Life Lessons Learned from Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes

These Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks can teach us all a lot about determination, taking the high road and other ways to win at life. 

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Positive Living

The Positive Power of a Weekly Food Routine

Making or buying a meaningful food is a way to mark time and reconnect with yourself.

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Stories of Faith

Church Leaders Get Creative to Serve Their Communities During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Two pastors on the challenges—and surprising benefits—of turning to technology to connect with their congregations. 

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Pastor Derrick Shields, pastor at Christ Community Church. Credit: Michael A. Schwarz
Stories of Hope

Diversity Has Strengthened the Bonds of This Pastor's Congregation

In the heart of the South, a church does the hard work of racial reconciliation

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Opera singers Dimitri Pittas& Leah Edwards with pianist Chee-Hang See; photo courtesy Holy City Arts
Stories of Hope

The Healing Power of Music During a Pandemic

From a pair of opera singers in South Carolina to a Mariachi band in Texas, meet the musicians who refused to let the music die.

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