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.  

 

The People's Song

As we approach July, there will be an Adult Education offering utilizing favorite TED talks of our pastors.  On the musical side of things Eric Whitacre, a renowned choral composer, presented multiple TED talks about his Virtual Choir projects.  He explains more about that process in his video .  What caught my attention in the video are two of his statements about his early collegiate choral experience singing Mozart's Requiem.  "The most trans formative experience I have... Read More
Posted by Tim Evers at Thursday, June 27, 2013 | 0 comments
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Wholehearted

I’ve been watching a number of TED talks to prepare for our Adult Education classes in July.  In case you’re unfamiliar with TED talks, they are 12-20 minute talks on topics about technology, education and design.  In reality, they’re talks by some of the world’s most interesting people on things like the deepest part of the ocean, or the trouble with too many choices, or how to ask for help or what our children really need from schools.  They’re interesting and powerful and fun... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | 0 comments
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Along the Way

I came to the realization last week that I just completed my 4th year of service here at Wayne Presbyterian Church.  How did 4 years fly by so quickly?  Because of this, I spent sometime today thinking about some of the things I have learned along the way in youth ministry.  You don’t have to be boring to be serious.  Anyone who works with teenagers will tell you that the best way to make sure that no one listens to you is by being boring.  Teenagers today spend 8... Read More
Posted by Andrew Hostetter at Wednesday, June 12, 2013 | 0 comments
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Reflection on How the World Views Beauty!

Many times in this day and age young people look in the mirror and see flaws that many people do not see.  What they don’t realize is that those people they are comparing themselves to also have similar insecurities, because of what media has told us is beautiful.  In fact, it seems that most people, in varying degrees, are not happy with the way they were made.  Since joining the youth ministry here at WPC, I have noticed that one of the hardest things our youth today cannot... Read More
Posted by Sarah Hostetter at Wednesday, June 5, 2013 | 0 comments
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Meals and Wheels

I spoke recently to a church member who was facing surgery, a hospital stay, and a six-week recovery period.  As a parent of young children, she was feeling a bit overwhelmed, and asked, “Don’t they know that I can’t languish in the hospital for days?  Don’t they know I need to be at home, even if I can’t cook, or drive or go to soccer games?” The Deacon Board understands the crises of life, and incorporates these concerns into their outreach to our congregation and community. ... Read More
Posted by Anne Clark Duncan at Tuesday, June 4, 2013 | 0 comments
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Why worship

 It is a short life: a paradoxically brief span of time.  Yet when you drive to church on a Sunday morning, you would think that this reality must be the circumstance of but a few.  Why bother with traffic on the twos at 9:02 am on a Sunday.  The roads are empty, void of the myriads of people obviously still in bed and unconcerned with the need to shower and shave for anything as senseless as worship.  After all, is it not absurd to think that God needs or even cares... Read More
Posted by Jeff Fowler at Monday, June 3, 2013 | 0 comments
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