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.
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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Emotional warmth in winter
Positive Living

The Importance of Warmth—And Staying Connected

Research shows a link between feelings of loneliness and physical cold. Here’s why, as well as four ways to bring more warmth—physically and emotionally—into your life.

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Derrick Shields, lead pastor at Christ Community Church in Columbus, Georgia
Stories of Hope

A Pastor's Thoughts on the Blessings of a Diverse Congregation

Derrick Shields, lead pastor at Christ Community Church in Columbus, Georgia, shares how his congregation's diversity better prepares his congregants to support, encourage and learn from each other in turbulent times.

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