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.
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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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Martin Luther King Jr. listening at a meeting of the SCLC staff at an Atlanta restaurant
Inspiring Stories

How Martin Luther King, Jr., Found Redemptive Love Out of Anger

King’s legacy includes the full range of human emotions, and how they can be channeled into meaningful and positive change.

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Inspiring Stories

The Powerful Stories That Bring Us Together

How people overcome differences and reach common ground.

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Four-year-old Serghik Mikayelyan sits under a Knit for Kids blanket
People Helping People

Knit for Kids Is Helping the World One Stitch at a Time

Thanks to volunteer knitters and award-winning author, Debbie Macomber, the program has delivered items to over half a million children in need. 

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Daily Devotions

A Community Comes Together for Healing

In this excerpt from Daily Guideposts, our annual collection of uplifting devotions, Carla Hendricks shares an inspiring account of her Tennessee community’s efforts to achieve racial unity.

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