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.  

 

God is Here Today Radio Broadcast

That photo you see above is a photo of a handwritten message just next to the pulpit chair at WPC: "God is here."  It is the essence of the Christian story:  God is with us and God is for us.  God is here.  It's also the inspiration behind the name of our new radio broadcast.  If you haven't had an opportunity to dial into WFIL 560 at 8:30 on Sunday mornings, I would encourage you to do soon.  The signal reaches all the way down the shore, north of Allentown and... Read More
Posted by Casey Thompson at Tuesday, April 30, 2013
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To be Young, Gifted, and Black: Reflections on leadership and legacy

There are particular moments in time when it makes sense to be sentimental about being an African-American. In case you can't think of the proper occasions, let me lay a few out for you.  During the inauguration  of the First Black president, I cried like a baby.  When the kids from the inner-city  recite the "I have A Dream Speech" during the Black History Month Program, I stand on my feet and clap my hands with joy and admiration.  As I helped my son, who is named... Read More
Posted by Aisha Brooks-Lytle at Friday, April 26, 2013 | 2 comments
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Marriage Preparation

Preparation for a wedding   can be costly in countless ways: the purchase of a dress and tux; the choice of a florist, a photographer, a videographer and a band or disc jockey;  decisions about china patterns and cutlery; venues for the ceremony, reception and honeymoon. …. But preparation for the marriage   is even more complex.  What should you do to prepare your relationship for the rest of your life?  This is a question many couples neglect in the midst of... Read More
Posted by Anne Clark Duncan at Thursday, April 25, 2013 | 0 comments
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Confirmation Youth and Service to the Community

This past weekend we took the 8th graders on a confirmation retreat.  As they were working on their faith statements, many of the youth were asking me how they should write the last part of their faith statements, which details how they will live out their beliefs.  I told the youth that one of the most important parts of your statement of faith is how you plan to serve the church and your community, after you make this vast step to begin your faith journey.  I told them that... Read More
Posted by Sarah Hostetter at Wednesday, April 24, 2013 | 0 comments
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Finally Comes the Poet

One of the works that has been deeply influential to my faith and to the practice of that faith as a preacher is Walter Brueggemann's Finally Comes the Poet . In it he writes: "To address the issue of a truth greatly reduced requires us to be poets that speak against a prose world .  The terms of that phrase are readily misunderstood. By prose I refer to a world that is organized in settled formulae, so that even pastoral prayers and love letters sound like memos. By poetry, I do not... Read More
Posted by Casey Thompson at Monday, April 22, 2013 | 0 comments
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Westminster Choir Tour

Every season our youth choir takes at least one trip together.  It is always a balance of worship, service and fun!  This year 28 singers of The Westminster Choir (youth in grades 6 -12) went on tour to Williamsburg and Richmond, Virginia.  They presented a concert at historic Bruton Parish in Williamsburg Friday night and lead Sunday worship at River Road Baptist Church in Richmond.  In between their performances they enjoyed a private tour of Williamsburg and a day in... Read More
Posted by Tim Evers at Thursday, April 18, 2013 | 0 comments
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