Who is Jesus?

By Christine V. Hides “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!”  Yesterday’s Palm Sunday Parade and Art Chapel were an exciting way to begin Holy Week, when we observe the events of Jesus’ last [...]

Spoiler Alert

Lent and Children By Christine V. Hides “Spoiler Alert” is a necessary phrase in the age of the internet where we might come across a review of a movie or tv episode before viewing it. Those who reveal essential plot twists without proper warning are met with outrage on social media. The empty [...]

Worship is Formational

By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster I could write 1,000 newsletter articles about why worship is formational, for adults and especially for children, but here is where my mind is today. At Kenilworth Union we affirm that everyone can draw near to God. No one is excluded from God’s presence. Each of [...]

Faith-Play Connections

By Christine V. Hides “God’s story surrounds us!” exclaimed a room full of four year-olds when Katie and I shared the Godly Play Faces of Easter story on a recent Friday morning. This discovery happened during our wondering time, after they heard the story, and looked at the picture. They were invited to [...]

What Is Lent?

By Christine V. Hides Lent is the church season of getting ready for the great mystery of Easter. During this reflective time we seek to focus on turning our lives more fully toward God. While you may be familiar with giving up chocolate or eating fish on Fridays, there are many more Lenten [...]