Polly: The Problem Donkey

Polly was a problem donkey. Now, all donkeys can be a problem from time to time. They don’t like to be told what to do, or bossed around, or ridden when they aren’t ready. But most donkeys, if you earn their trust and feed them well, will help you do your chores. Everyone in the …

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How the Grinch Learned the Magnificat

a Christmas parody to celebrate Luke 1:46-55by Pastor Emmy Kegler There are hundreds of carols we sing every year,filling the season when Christmas draws near.These hymns are familiar and loved very dear,And we sing loud and proud about midnights so clear. But some songs get forgotten in the midst of the season,Songs that have been …

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“The Other Women”

Gabriel. When an angel stood in the Presence and heard the One speak, it was far less an audible experience and more an earthquake in the chest. If the angel had been made of things like flesh and bone, it would have been like the heart had split open and burst through the ribcage. Without …

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Cross-Referenced Personality Tests

I have plenty of unusual projects, but one of my favorites is my ever-growing personality test cross-reference project. This is a large database of individuals’ self-submitted personality types — Zodiac, Myers-Briggs, Enneagram, and of course Hogwarts house. As of March 2020, there are over 2,600 submitted data points, and I’ve aggregated them and color-coded the …

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At-Home Easter for Families

a collection of suggested and adapted activities, assembled by Pastor Emmy Kegler. PDF download here. Family Meals ~~ SILENT SUNDAY MORNING ~~ Leader Prep: Provide How to Celebrate instructions below.How to Celebrate: 1. Read the following on Saturday night before bed:Tomorrow is Easter Sunday – the day when Jesus’ followers discovered he was not dead, but …

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Community Cross

This meditative coloring cross is designed for congregations whose members are currently physically distanced from each other. Congregation leaders are invited to print this PDF on cardstock and mail (using self-sticking envelopes – no licking, please!) to members at home. (Suggestion: one cross per household plus one for each kid.) Members are invited to follow …

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SE MN Faith Formation Retreat Slides

Session 1: Opening the Question Box Session 2: Clarity: The Crucial Question Session 3: LGBTQ+ People in Congregational Life

A Sermon Upside Down (Pentecost)

On the day of Pentecostit’s best for us to stay quietNo one among the disciples could believe thatthe gospel is for everyone.It might shock us to hear, butthe message of God’s love is only for a select group.Never would the disciples say thatthe spirit of God would be poured out on all flesh.After all, the …

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