Winter Preview

Can you believe the holiday season is right around the corner? That means it’s time for a brand new issue of Christian Living in the Mature Years magazine. Here is what you can expect in your mailbox with the Winter 2020-21 issue: Learn about starting your own Bible study group with Jan Turrentine. Is there life…

Bookshelf and Bible Study: When Christ Lives in Us

Today’s Bookshelf pick is one that emphasizes the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. It’s a unique study in that it is written in both English and Spanish, making it a great resource for outreach or use in bilingual communities. What differences happen in our lives when Christ lives in us? When Christ Lives in…

ABS Concise Commentary

A brand new item for classes has just released on Cokesbury.com. It is the Adult Bible Studies Concise Commentary, a commentary that focuses on the biblical passages in Adult Bible Studies curriculum. What does that have to do with Christian Living in the Mature Years, you ask? Well, we use the same scope and sequence…

Dismantling Racism

United Methodist Church leaders will launch a plan of action to galvanize church members and others to actively stand against racism in the wake of the death of George Floyd and protests across the U.S.  The “Dismantling Racism: Pressing on to Freedom” initiative is a multi-level effort throughout the church to initiate a sustained and…

A Different Kind of Birthday

The coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic did not deter Haddonfield, New Jersey from celebrating the 100th birthday of retired United Methodist pastor and respected humanitarian leader, Rev. Dr. Charles A. Sayre on Sunday, April 19th.  (Image courtesy of Haddonfield United Methodist Church) When Haddonfield United Methodist Church‘s in-person birthday party was halted due to social distancing…

Downton Abbey

The most popular of all NPT’s Masterpiece Theater productions, Downton Abbey, is now continuing as a feature-length film. The setting of the PBS show is explicitly England before, during, and following the First World War – a time when change was being born but without a ready bassinet to accept it. The drama is majestically…

Great Grandkids

Birthday Girls Celebrate Through Giving Birthdays are a time of celebration, and thanking God for the life we’ve been given. Many enjoy acknowledging this day as it often leads to gifts, treats, and fellowship. Today we challenge you to encourage the children in your life to consider gifting one of their birthdays as an opportunity…

Great Grandkids

God Takes our Plans and Makes them Bigger Matthew Marchetti, a lifelong United Methodist, is currently active in helping those impacted by Hurricane Florence’s impact. Prior to Florence he was responsible for rescuing more than 37,000 people. This was not what Marchetti had in mind when he developed CrowdSource Rescue (CSR), an online platform/App in the early…

Watch Night

The Watch Night tradition in the Black Church dates from December 31, 1862, known as “Freedom’s Eve,” when free and enslaved Black people gathered across the Confederate States to mark the midnight hour when the Emancipation Proclamation would become law.[1] Nobody wanted to sleep through the moment. Watch Night continues to be observed in African…