Author Archives: Georgia Harrison

Liminal Saturday

John 19:38-42 After these things, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, though a secret one because of his fear of the Jews, asked Pilate to let him take away the body of Jesus. Pilate gave him permission; so he came and removed his body. Nicodemus, who had at first come to Jesus by night, also came, bringing ...

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The Last Word

Psalm 31:9-16; Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am in distress; my eye wastes away from grief, my soul and body also. For my life is spent with sorrow, and my years with sighing; my strength fails because of my misery, and my bones waste away. I am the scorn of all my adversaries, a horror to my neighbours, ...

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Considering Ordination? What you need to know first.

I’ve been in the process of becoming Ordained on the United Methodist Church for about 9 years now. I still find myself answering questions on a regular basis about the process and the titles and what it all means. So this article is an attempt to explain some of the process and fancy words that our church uses to talk ...

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How to Kill Dodgeball

When I first came to my church, I discovered, much to my dismay, that the favorite past-time of the youth was playing dodgeball. Having played the game in the past, I figured that it couldn’t be too bad when played during youth. After all, we are a church group, right? Surely they would play it in a loving way. Boy ...

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Mission Trip Fundraising

So you have started planning your mission trip. You know about how many youth will go on the trip, you have your week reserved at the location of your choice, and you have a budget. Good for you!  Now, how will you pay for the trip?  That’s what this article is all about!  (If you don’t have the initial planning ...

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Mission Trip Planning – It’s Time!

So it’s almost November and you are beginning to settle in to the rhythm of Fall. You have your Fall programs started and planned out (hopefully through the end of the year!). And it’s too early to worry about Summer yet, right? Wrong!

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Sunday or Wednesday Night Program 1

Pictures of God Supplies: Sidewalk chalk, 2 pieces per youth Sidewalk with plenty of space to draw Bibles and pens – 1 for every 2 youth Slips of paper with different Scripture for each group Game: Human Foosball – set the youth up in 2 teams like a foosball table. A typical table has rows of 1 by each goal, ...

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