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Posts by Janel Quinlan

Salt + Light

This year’s theme for the Midwinter Youth Retreats is Salt + Light. Youth will be spending a weekend on Holy Ground at the Christian Conference Center in Newton with their Spiritual retreat group in February. There will be time for large group activities, games, salt and light science experiments and family group learning time to…

It Takes One to Make Change

Everyone has a relationship in their life that needs an uplift. It could be with your spouse, kids-young or grown, parents, family, friends and/or co-workers. Denis Waitley quotes, “There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” It doesn’t take two to tango when…

We Are Called to Follow

My sons have been learning their parts for the Christmas Musical- Sheep in Heavenly Peace which will be performed December 3 at 6:30 pm in the sanctuary. The characters they play are learning how to become Bethlehem shepherds. In the process, they ended up becoming followers of our great shepherd Jesus Christ. The Lord calls…

We Are All Adopted

I appreciate the time and dedication Sunday school teachers and youth leaders put into their Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights here at First Christian Church. I am always touched with joy when I experience the passion teachers’ use in their lessons to lead youth to look up scripture in their Bibles whenever they have a…

Makes You Wonder…

Have you ever looked around and wondered what’s missing? I had a neat opportunity to take a Worship and Wonder training at Burlington FCC and was reminded of a wonderful piece to a learning puzzle. Children and youth’s cognitive skills are stimulated by open ended wondering questions. These questions capture interest for the children to…

Heroes in Training

Q. What do all superheroes have in common? A. They fight for good. Just like a superhero has to make that choice to use their gifts for good, we are also heroes in training. We are to focus on using our strengths and great gifts for the good of God’s Kingdom. But just like Kryptonite…

Camp Memories

Everyone that has been to camp has a memory that sticks with them. When I was in grade school, the camp I attended had a rule that if you got three letters in one day you had to climb a ladder and kiss the moose head. I was always thankful my letters were spread out…