Facing Uncertainty: Holy Week and the Coronavirus Pandemic

Jesus alone in the gardenArtwork by Nebiyu Assefa The season of Lent, Holy Week and Easter are the most holy days on the Christian calendar. However, the coronavirus pandemic took center stage and distracted many of us – and rightly so. Many of us have never faced a pandemic or the shut down everything. No work. No school. No dining out. No congregating, and no church. These are indeed … [Read more...]

He is Risen: Children’s Easter Activity

Happy Easter from my family to yours! We are excited today because it's Resurrection Sunday or Easter. This day is the most important day on the Christian calendar because it reminds us that death and the grave no longer have any power over us. As Jesus rose from the dead, we, too, will rise so we no longer have to fear anything including death. The same resurrection power that raised Jesus is … [Read more...]

The Parents’ Guide to Lent

“Then Jesus told his disciples, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.’” Matthew 16:24 (NRSV) Today marks the beginning of Lent, and Christians all over the world will reflect on and remember the Lord’s sacrifice and passion. It is a season of introspection and preparation for Easter or “Resurrection Sunday.” Many of us are going to … [Read more...]