The Front Page

Welcome to the Front Page, the digital cover of the Wayne Press.  Here we will share with you things that can't be captured in our newsletter--videos, music, color photographs--as well as articles that reflect on faith and life.  

 

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Raising the Bar

Few things can match the joy found by having a dream become reality.  Months ago when the plans were first laid out for Youth Sunday, I wondered if they might be a bit too ambitious, or if we were asking too much from our busy youth.  I am glad that we stuck with it though because it was beautiful how they led us in worship and wonderful getting to see them use their gifts to glorify God.  God has been reminding me, a recovering realist, that I need to not box in what our youth... Read More
Posted by Andrew Hostetter at Wednesday, March 20, 2013 | 2 comments
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I've been thinking...

…about the measure of success in Children’s Ministry. How do we know if we are hitting the mark? Is it attendance records? Is it teacher satisfaction? Is it happy kids who don’t fight about going to church? Is it children who sit quietly in church and don’t disrupt the worship? There are so many lofty goals. How do we decide which ones are worthy? I wrestle with these ‘marching orders’ as I seek to guide and direct our ministry with and for the children and families of Wayne Presbyterian... Read More
Posted by Kelli Maravalli at Tuesday, March 19, 2013 | 0 comments
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All Girls Youth Conference

I was recently blessed to be able to spend my weekend with some incredible young ladies.  We started with a girls sleep over on Friday night.  Then early Saturday morning with our stomachs filled with donuts, we attended the Revolve Tour at Sharon Baptist Church.    The Revolve Tour is a girls’ youth conference that was started by the Women of Faith Conference.  This conference helps girls learn more about Christ through speakers, worship, and entertainment. ... Read More
Posted by Sarah Hostetter at Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | 0 comments
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Mark Labberton named President of Fuller Seminary

Mark Labberton, former pastor at Wayne, was named president of Fuller Seminary today.  Congratulations, Mark.  You can read the Christianity Today article by visiting  http://blog.christianitytoday.com/ctliveblog/archives/2013/03/fuller-seminary-picks-preacher-of-dangerous-acts-as-new-president-mark-labberton.html Read More
Posted by Casey Thompson at Tuesday, March 12, 2013 | 0 comments
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On Treehouses and Prayer

Learning contemplative prayer is like building a tree house. The romantic notion of the house bewitches amateurs, but the pragmatic reality of the house bests them with complexity. The novice is soon distraught that the prefabricated plans you can buy are hopeless, a prospect made plain by a cursory walk around the betrothed tree with eyes opened for trouble spots, surveying the uneven ground, logging the arrhythmic placement of roots, noting the foolish task of measuring the massive trunk,... Read More
Posted by Casey Thompson at Tuesday, March 12, 2013 | 0 comments
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Learning to trust…Again

This past Saturday I had the honor of preaching at a prayer breakfast for the Women of St. Paul’s Baptist Church, where the Rev. Dr. Leslie Callahan is the pastor. It was a sermon on prayer based on the parable found in Luke (18:1-8) encouraging the disciples not to lose heart and to pray without ceasing.    It’s the story of a widow and the unjust judge. Jesus speaks about a poor widow with no one in her life to advocate for her. She is desperate. She has no place to go. The only man... Read More
Posted by Anne Clark Duncan at Monday, March 11, 2013 | 0 comments
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