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  • Voices: Singing God Bless the USA, by Elizabeth Evans Hagan


    The worship service began with a lively rendition of “America the Beautiful” on the piano. It was followed a congregational invitation to pledge to the American flag. Then we sang hymns such as “My Country Tis of Thee.” More Info

  • Remembering Karrie Oertli, by Relma Hargus


    A memorial service for Karrie Ann Oertli, an Alliance-endorsed chaplain since December 2000, took place May 14 at the Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal, Ill., with her fellow Advocate chaplains officiating. A separate memorial service is scheduled More Info

  • Day of Action on U.S. Drone Strikes- May 15, 2015


    In a conference call on Tuesday, May 12, Nathan Hosler of the Interfaith Working Group on Drone Warfare explained that inter-faith communities are concerned about lethal drone strikes based on a consistent expression of concern for hu More Info

  • Voices: The Speed of Life, by Leah Knox


    Since starting my job as a chaplain at a retirement community some six months ago, I’ve come to see just how quickly I move. No, this is not a knock on those who, for any number of reasons, move slowly. Quite the contrary. Rather, I have been learning fro More Info

  • Practicing Congregation: Church at the Fork in the Road, by Tim Moore


    Paul saw a connection between suffering and hope. There is also a connection between suffering and despair, which the apostle did not mention. Suffering in all its forms does not directly lead to hope, or despair. It leads us towards both, towards a fork i More Info

  • Missions – Almost an Out-of-Body Experience, by Kenneth J. Meyers, faith formation specialist


    It’s that place of connection and you realize God is surreptitiously present. Gratitude washes over you. There you are alongside someone out of your common experience and that someone is looking deeply into your soul and you into his or her soul. It’s a Go More Info