Posts tagged with ‘mission’

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What’s an Annual Meeting?

by Drew Downs
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What’s an Annual Meeting? Aside from the obvious, of course. Most churches have parish-wide meetings. St. Stephen’s is no exception. We have one annually at the beginning of the calendar year to do the most basic business of the church. We give reports of the year that was. We preview the year to come. We […]

One way a church must be political

by Drew Downs
One way a church must be political

We often define the word politics too narrowly. In our daily usage, we often make politics stand in for arguing cronyism control Machiavellian manipulation ideology political parties advocacy particular legislation particular candidates for office We can mean any of these things or all of them at the same time. The poor person we’re talking to […]

A Prayer for Election Day

by Drew Downs

Election Day is one of my favorite days. We could go into Election Day full of dread and unease. Or we could approach it with hope and optimism. Sometimes, we feel all of these. What I love about Election Day is that it is a day in which more than 100 million Americans participate in […]