Christine V. Hides

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Small Gifts Making a Large Impact

By Christine V. Hides Each Sunday children cheerfully place a portion of their gifts to God in the chapel offering. They come with dollar bills and quarters, lovingly tucked into hands and pockets. They often run to the offering plate, eager to give. This year’s children’s offering is given to La Casa Norte, [...]

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In Sunday School

By Christine V. Hides Our journey through the Bible continues with the stories of Jesus’s life, teachings, and ministry this Sunday, January 13. Kenilworth Union Sunday school lessons follow a chronological pattern. In September we began with the earliest stories of the Bible including creation, Noah, Abraham, and Sarah. We learned about God’s [...]

Epiphany

Christine V. Hides I would never admit this to my seminary friends, but this week I will take down our Christmas tree. As we head into the new year, I’m ready to reclaim my house from the mess of Christmas. While my hunch is that the majority of people take down their decorations [...]

Christmas Eve Traditions

Christine V. Hides We hold our Christmas traditions close to our hearts. Never was this more clear to my family than when we found ourselves on Christmas Eve stranded at an airport eating McDonald’s for dinner, sad to be missing out on our usual events. As we sat eating our not-so-happy meals we [...]

Joy: Are We There Yet?

By Christine V. Hides This past summer our family took a 2,500 mile two-week road trip to six different national parks. We delighted in the unique beauty of each place and the peace found on less traveled trails. Between each park we experienced hours of driving. Some of those hours were spent in joyful [...]

Christmas Pageant

  Wise men, angels, stars, and shepherds costumed in bathrobes... Many of us have treasured memories of participating in the annual Christmas pageant when we were young. Children’s and Music Ministries at Kenilworth Union Church continue this rich tradition of retelling the story of the birth of Jesus Christ through story and music. This [...]

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Hope

By Christine V. Hides December is a curious mix of joy, wonder, and stress. During this season of paying attention to how God is with us we are distracted by wish lists, calendars, requests, inboxes, and to-do lists that overflow. Yesterday the 4th grade class read Luke 1:67–79, where Zechariah (John the [...]

Advent Begins This Sunday

By Christine V. Hides, Director of Christian Education ...behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. “Behold” is not a word we often hear outside of the story of the angel proclaiming Jesus’ birth to the shepherds. “Beholding exhorts us to stop and notice something important [...]

Children’s Ministry Christmas Pageant

By Christine V. Hides Wise men, angels, stars, and shepherds costumed in bathrobes... Many of us have treasured memories of participating in the annual Christmas pageant when we were young. Children’s and Music Ministries at Kenilworth Union Church continue this rich tradition of retelling the story of the birth of Jesus Christ through [...]