This year for Advent and Christmas, New Wineskins has partnered with RIP Medical Debt to help reduce or eliminate medical debt for folks in the Appalachian region, which includes our home base of West Virginia.
What if we began to see gratitude not just as a private emotion, but as a revolutionary force that could change the world for the better?
As we gather together this Labor Day weekend, we at New Wineskins want to celebrate the holiness of work and the various labor movements that have and continue to fight for the rights of working class people around the world.
How can we learn to "listen" for God? How can we trust what we perceive? And how do we act faithfully on what we believe God is prompting us to do?
Has Christian mission always been a positive influence in the world? Or is there a dark side, one we need to figuratively burn down, in order to recapture our call to the missio dei, God's mission for God's world?
Maybe consumer culture really has won Christmas. Or maybe we really can recapture that sense of excitement and anticipation as Advent unfolds.
Often, these tools are used for little more than figuring out what committee at church we should be serving on. But what if they can unlock something more powerful?
The Gabriel Project of West Virginia benefits families without adequate financial resources to meet the tangible needs of a new baby. They provide necessary baby items, such as new cribs, new car seats, diapers, formula, clothing, and hygiene products at no or low cost to clients.
This Sunday at New Wineskins, North Place's Wendy Williams will join us to introduce us to the facility's mission and vision and share how unconditional love is breaking through to transform the lives of new mothers and their children.
Does God really want to grant us "enlarged territories" and pain-free lives? If so, what's the deal? And if not, why would Jabez even warrant recognition in the Holy Scriptures?