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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Statement of Faith

We do a lot of awesome things every year in youth ministry, but one of my favorite events every year is the Confirmation Retreat.  One of the things that excites me most about the retreat is when the youth write their statements of faith.  It is so moving to listen to youth talk about their journey of faith, and to hear them say what they believe.  There is something so powerful about hearing people put to words what they believe about God, and how they have seen God work in their... Read More
Posted by Andrew Hostetter at Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | 0 comments
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I've been thinking...

…about baptism.  We’ve had quite a few of them around here lately.  Each one is precious and so very significant in the lives of the families who present their children.  They are also very special and significant moments in the life of this family of faith.  Parents make big promises, we make big promises, and even our children make big promises during baptism. (I love the questions to the children…”If they fall down will you help them up?  Will you teach them the... Read More
Posted by Kelli Maravalli at Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | 0 comments
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The Podcast: Jeff and Casey talk Berlioz's Requiem

I sat down with Dr. Jeff Fowler last week to talk about the upcoming oratorio, Berlioz's Requiem. Our twenty minute conversation has already deepened my appreciation of Berlioz's work. If you are planning to join us for the requiem on the 20th or 21st, I offer two suggestions: 1. show up early. 2. take a listen to this podcast.  A run-down of what you'll hear: At 0:00    You hear the opening strains of the Sanctus from Berlioz’s Requiem... at... Read More
Posted by Casey Thompson at Sunday, April 14, 2013 | 0 comments
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A Servant's Heart

As a leader in a church, planning is a huge part of my daily routine. Planning youth group, planning fellowship events, planning hangouts with the youth.  About this time of the year is when we begin planning for next year.  This week was my week to start thinking about future mission trips.  My first thought about planning a mission trip is, how can we make the mission trip not about the experience, but about the service.  How can our youth be impacted by the service they... Read More
Posted by Sarah Hostetter at Wednesday, April 10, 2013 | 0 comments
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I've been thinking...

…about Easter and kids.  Easter is difficult in Children’s ministry.  It is the solid center of our story as Christians, and yet is a very difficult story to tell with integrity and candor to young children.  Christmas is easier.  Who doesn’t love stories about babies and angels and gifts and sheep and stars?  Even with the complicated part about Pharaoh and the uncomfortable notion of Jesus being “born in a barn”, Christmas is fun to talk about with kids. ... Read More
Posted by Kelli Maravalli at Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | 1 comments
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What not to say

This is a wonderful article that appeared in the LA Times today which promotes a sensitivity to those who are sick or grieving by creating an easy to understand diagram about what you can say to whom.  Highly recommended.  --Casey Click here to read. Read More
Posted by Casey Thompson at Monday, April 8, 2013 | 0 comments
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