I was talking to a friend of mine
a couple weeks ago and she told me about this interesting project that RETHINK
Church is doing. It's called America's Sunday Supper.
Basicaly, they're teaming up with Points of Light Institute and
HandsOn Network for this program to promote community and involvement around
The event happens the Sunday
evening before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. You decide to host a meal and
work to bring people from diverse backgrounds together to share a meal and
discuss issues that affect your community and possibly serve in some way.
What a great way to get your youth not only involved in community issues,
but inviting all sorts of peers to dialogue about what is happening in their
As I understand it, the goal is
to get people talking or acting or both. So how about hosting a dinner
that focuses on bullying, cheating, discrimination, civil rights, or... you get
the idea. It is much easier to get non-religious and nominally religious
teens to an event with this sort of focus than some Christian band they've
never heard of. To sign up to host or attend one, just go to www.sundaysupperumc.org.
Let me know how it goes!
 Yeah, I
stole that great terminology from Church of the Resurrection
The Book of Everyday Prayer is for anyone looking to have deeper conversations with God in a busy world. It contains a seven-day read-along guide for praying the hours—dawn, morning, midday, afternoon, evening, and midnight. Within each prayer you'll find Scripture and even song lyrics to help you focus your mind and heart on God. Also included in the book are over 30 prayers for every occasion from cleaning your room to taking a test to fighting with a friend.