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NY Christian Community Seeks Restraining Order over COVID-19 Restrictions on Houses of Worship

NY Christian Community Seeks Restraining Order over COVID-19 Restrictions on Houses of Worship A judge denied a Brooklyn dioceses request for a temporary restraining order on COVID-19 restrictions.According to ABC 7, the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn had filed a lawsuit in federal court against the state of New York, saying that COVID-19 restrictions were a... Read more

The Calland Costof Beautiful Church Community

Humanity, as the image of God, is stamped from the beginning for beautiful community. That is, were marked out for a God-glorifying life of unity in diversity. This is where God is taking humanity. Were fractured and divided, but he’s going to knit the human race together under the lordship of Jesus Christ. And the... Read more

Community Happens Outside of Your Comfort Zone | RELEVANT

We are living during a time in our society when fear and mistrust among people of different racial groups are becoming the norm rather than the exception. Acknowledging that there has been a huge resurgence of racism, discrimination, and individual prejudices is difficult and even baffling at times. The cultural divide appears to be expanding... Read more

L.A. County Boots Grace Community Church Off Parking Lot Its Leased for 45 Years

L.A. County Boots Grace Community Church Off Parking Lot Its Leased for 45 Years Los Angeles County is terminating a 45-year-old parking lot lease with Grace Community Church and has given the congregation 30 days to vacate the space in an action the churchs supporters say is retaliation for recent defiance of COVID-19 health restrictions.Grace... Read more

In Myanmar, a Christian mother and wife blazes a trail for other women in her community despite opposition

Lydia(Photo: Open Doors UK)Each day this week Christian Today is sharing stories of persecuted Christian women who have found strength in Christ to face incredible hardships.  Today, we share the story of Lydia, a Christian mother, wife, businesswoman blazing a trail in her community despite huge opposition to the faith in her country. At 35,... Read more

John MacArthur Welcomes Sunday Churchgoers to the ‘Grace Community Church Peaceful Protest’

John MacArthur Welcomes Sunday Churchgoers to the 'Grace Community Church Peaceful Protest' Pastor John MacArthur of Grace Community Church is continuing to lead Sunday church services despite lockdown restrictions and threats of legal action.Prior to delivering his sermon this past Sunday, MacArthur welcomed congregants to the Grace Community Church peaceful protest which was met... Read more

There is a genocide in China and the international community needs to do something about it

(Photo: Reuters)The United Nations "Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide" went into effect in 1951. At the time, the Convention defined "genocide" as actions "committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group." This definition includes "deliberately inflicting on the group conditions... Read more

Covid-19 exposed our need for meaningful relationships and community

(Photo: Unsplash/Sarah Noltner)As the UK stumbles back to its commonplace rhythms of pre-pandemic life - albeit with an improved hygiene etiquette, a greater sensitivity to crowds akin to claustrophobia, and perhaps sadly for some, the grief from losing a loved one to Covid-19, we mustn't forget how the loneliness of lockdown exposed both our need... Read more

John MacArthur says Grace Community Church will remain open despite coronavirus prohibitions

John MacArthur(Photo: Grace Community Church)Pastor John MacArthur of Grace Community Church in California has declared that his church would continue to hold in-person services with full congregations, in breach of restrictions in the state that ban in-person church services. Pastor MacArthur explained the Biblical basis for his decision in an announcement made on Friday, stating:... Read more

International community condemns China’s treatment of Uighur Muslims – Mission Network News

China (MNN) China currently finds itself in the middle of a political firestorm. Its treatment of Uighur Muslims has caused international outrage. China continues to deny allegations of mistreatment, despite video footage of Uighur Muslims blindfolded and forced to kneel on the ground in rows. These people have also been subjected to forced labor and... Read more

Democrats May Boot Official Who Implied Planned Parenthood Targets the Black Community

Democrats May Boot Official Who Implied Planned Parenthood Targets the Black Community The Democratic auditor of the third-largest county in Ohio could be booted from his own party after posting a tweet alleging that Planned Parenthood targets black communities.Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes whose opinions over the years often have diverged from the... Read more

Pope Francis Urges the Community to Rebuild ‘Together and with the Grace of God’

Pope Francis Urges the Community to Rebuild 'Together and with the Grace of God' Over the weekend, Pope Francis stressed the importance of fellowship between God and one another in a message of unity and gratitude.Now more than ever the claim to focus everything on ourselves is illusory to make individualism the guiding... Read more

COVID-19 cases climb in Kenya; Christians respond to community needs – Mission Network News

Kenya (MNN) — Kenya currently has the third-highest number of COVID-19 infections in East Africa, and cases keep rising. To meet corresponding community needs, Christian workers adapt as strict lockdown measures continue. More coronavirus coverage here. The situation in Kenya is really quite difficult…several of the districts, four of them, are in complete lockdown, meaning... Read more

The ‘Neighborhood’ Forged Will Reunite for a Zoom Desk Learn | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] FirstParks & Recreceived the gang again collectively for a quarantine episode, now the erstwhile college students of Greendale Neighborhood Faculty are getting in on the enjoyable. Jeff, Britta, Abed, Troy, Annie, Chang and the remaining are getting collectively for a Zoom desk learn and we’ll all have the ability to be part... Read more

The Final Dance: Group Points (Episodes 3 & 4) – Christ and Pop Tradition

[ad_1] Even the best amongst males carry an innate need to be a part of one thing better than themselves. Episodes Three and Four of the ESPN and Netflix docuseries The Final Dance explores how even the titans of basketballthe 90s period Chicago Bullsfill their have to belong. The place the earlier two episodes targeted... Read more

First Masalit believers floor; efforts underway to succeed in wider group – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Sudan (MNN) — Unreached folks teams know nothing about Jesus and haven't any method to entry the Gospel. Formal definitions range, however most missions leaders take into account folks teams unreached if lower than two-percent of the inhabitants follows Christ and there's no indigenous church presence. Sudan has roughly 130 unreached folks teams, certainly... Read more

Group Within the COVID-19 Disaster

[ad_1] The World Well being Group introduced yesterday that COVID-19, the illness brought on by the brand new coronavirus, is formally a world pandemic. Over 100,000 circumstances of the illness are confirmed in 114 completely different international locations. A illness we don't but have the flexibility to immunize in opposition to or remedy goes to... Read more

The Folly of On the lookout for Neighborhood

[ad_1] Once I ask newcomers what brings them to our church, the commonest reply is, Im in search of neighborhood. I typically wince listening to that phrase, fearing they wont keep for lengthy. Its not that wanting neighborhood is a nasty factor. The issue is the belief that neighborhood is discovered, like stumbling upon a... Read more

The Actual Energy of Residing in Neighborhood | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Have you ever seen the rise in cliche sayings resembling, Your vibe attracts your tribe, or Life is healthier in neighborhood? Its like a awful rom-com film when all of the sudden all of the extras yell out on the predominant character, Go get the woman! As annoying as these issues will... Read more

New Neighborhood Podcast Launches In the present day: TGC Q&A

[ad_1] Individuals are taking to the Net to seek out solutions to their non secular questions. A Google search can take you to any variety of web sites. Likewise, YouTube, Instagram, and an abundance of podcast platforms have gotten extra outstanding locations to share and discover data that may result in the reality, or sadly,... Read more

Sticking with Neighborhood in a Gotta Go World

[ad_1] My spouse and I've been married for 10 years, and we dated for one more six earlier than that. However the first two instances I requested Jenny out, I used to be soundly rejected. The third time was the allure, however the precise date was something however charming. I used to be a nervous... Read more

Giving Thanks Is a Neighborhood Undertaking

[ad_1] All through my childhood, my favourite particular occasion on our churchs calendar was the annual Thanksgiving service. My love for the occasion was not due to the piesa groaning potluck desk of apple, pumpkin, and chocolate cream with nobody to depend what number of slices we youngsters ateor the merry fireplace blazing within the... Read more

Paying it ahead in Asia: loans construct neighborhood and Church – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Asia (MNN) Eighteen years in the past a FARMS Worldwide mortgage program seeded alternative and the gospel message in Northern Thailand. That neighborhood mortgage program grew to become the basis of two, quickly to be three extra. FARMS church-based mortgage applications create a cycle of development and blessing that expands the church and alternative.... Read more

The Tie That Binds: The Duty of Group in Pyre – Christ and Pop Tradition

[ad_1] **Spoiler Alert: This text incorporates spoilers for Pyre.** Choice is a buzzword within the gaming communityone that, as a rule, rings hole. Take a random sampling of promoting blurbs from the final ten years, and chances are high youll discover a fair proportion of video games that promote themselves on the advantage of alternative:... Read more

Prayer connects retirement group with Indonesian believers

[ad_1] Indonesia (MNN) — At first look, a retirement group in Lancaster, Pennsylvania could not have a lot in frequent with a church in Indonesia. However what they do share transcends their variations — they're believers linked by way of prayer. In Indonesia, International Disciples trains church buildings to make disciples and attain the unreached... Read more

What the Concept of ‘Strolling with Jesus’ Can Train Us About Group | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Subsequently, as you acquired Christ Jesus the Lord, so stroll in him, rooted and constructed up in him and established within the religion, simply as you have been taught, abounding in thanksgiving (Col. 2:6). Christians ought to at all times keep in mind that their religion in Christ isn't a one-time occasion. The apostle reminds all of... Read more

Enneaneighboring: Forming Group in My Neighborhood Out of Totally different Varieties of Regular | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Ann Voskamp mentioned it in her e-book  The Approach of Abundance, and the phrases sink deep: We'll by no means replicate the picture of Christ to the world except we first see the picture of God in everybody. I look out throughout my road remembering with a tang of disappointment the years... Read more

Reward store in Bethlehem helps school schooling and area people – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Palestine (MNN) With the vacations simply across the nook, its time to start out fascinated with Christmas purchasing. The Star Bazaar, a present store in Bethlehem, is already getting ready distinctive present gadgets from the Holy Land. Star Bazaar is the present store for Bethlehem Bible Faculty.It was initially began to usher in further... Read more

Oral group perseveres in Christ – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Africa (MNN) The e3 orality workforce of e3 Companions focuses on reaching oral communities in locations the place literacy charges are extraordinarily low or there is no such thing as a written language altogether. In these locations, the orality workforce shares Christs love and hope by way of the story of the Gospel. Oral... Read more