That’s why Living Well with Living Compass for Teens was such a welcome addition to the programing at Our Next Generation (ONG), which offers after school academic support and year round guidance in making life choices to children and teens from disadvantaged neighborhoods in Milwaukee.
“The stress piece was important,” said De’Shawn Ewing, coordinator of the teen program at ONG. “They don’t feel they can always talk to someone when they were stressed out, and it was important to talk about how they shouldn’t be bottling up stress and holding it in.”
- Published: Wednesday, 30 July 2014 22:23
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When we gather together at Waycross in the Fall, one of the weekend's joys...is being outside! The retreat schedule and registration form may be viewed and printed here.
Waycross has 410 acres of property with plenty of hiking trails ranging from easy trails through meadows to trails reserved for the adventurous! Stop by one of our gear stations, in the Conference Center or at the Main House to find a map and to gather supplies you might need on your hike, from water bottles and creek walk shoes to binoculars and trail games. Turn your hike into a spiritual experience with one of our trail meditations that can be found at the gear stations.
There are two outdoor Nature Centers at Waycross. The larger of the two features colorful murals depicting symbols of the State of Indiana around the outside. Inside this Nature Center discover geodes, fossils, bones and more! The smaller nature center offers a space for quiet reflection.
Niednagel Fire Circle
The fire circle provides an atmosphere open to group or individual connections. Sitting around the fire is a perfect way to share stories and songs as a group.
Much of Waycross joins a little-used portion of Yellowwood State Forest as well as the Tecumseh Trailthat provides more areas to explore. Also nearby is Lake Lemon, Bear Lake and Brown County State Park.
- Published: Tuesday, 29 July 2014 19:34
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Beginning this summer, leaders from congregations across the church will have the opportunity to visit the Nicholas Center at St. James Commons and become certified as Living Compass Congregational Wellness Advocates. Advocates will return to their congregations and be able to begin or expand wellness ministries.
Living Compass wellness training and certification retreats will take place:
- Sept 18-20, 2014
- Published: Sunday, 27 July 2014 19:43
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Each year on July 29, the church celebrates the Feast of Mary, Martha and Lazarus of Bethany. These siblings, who lived in the village of Bethany near Jerusalem, are described in the gospels of Luke and John as not only being devout followers of Jesus, but being his close friends as well.
One of the most familiar gospel accounts of Jesus’ relationship to Mary and Martha is in the Gospel of Luke, which describes Jesus visiting their home:
“Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, ‘Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me.’ But the Lord answered her, ‘Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her’ (Luke 10:38-42, NRSV).
- Published: Friday, 25 July 2014 11:05
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- Published: Thursday, 24 July 2014 21:00
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