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• Kajo Keji News ... [Stories by Charlie Barebo]
• New Hope in Pictures ... [Reflections by Archdeacon Stringfellow]
•Stumbling into the Sacred ... [Reflections on seeing God in the everyday by Canon Anne E. Kitch]
• Re:Create ... [For youth and young adults, 11 to 30, by Ellyn Siftar]
• newSpin blog ... including the newSpin newsletter by Bill Lewellis.
• Public news and info lists ... At the DioBeth website, enter your name and email in the "Get Connected" box. You are welcome to subscribe to any or all of these, including our diocesan interactive list, "Bakery."
• Christophany ... April 24-26, 2015, Youth grades 6-12, Bear Creek Camp
• Young Adult Retreat ... June 5-7, 2015, Kirby Episcopal House
• High School Mission Trip ... June 28-July 5, 2015, Youth grades 9-12, SW Virginia
• The Episcopal Church website, news service, news service blog,
• Episcopal Café
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• The Anglican Communion website and news service.
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• Telling the good news, in the media ... [Jim Naughton and Rebecca Wilson] If the media isn’t telling the stories you want told it is possible (we say very gently) that those stories aren’t interesting or significant enough to warrant coverage. Or, it is possible that you are not presenting them to the media in a way that catches their attention. Or perhaps you have not presented stories to the media at all. It isn’t easy to get your congregation, diocese, conference, or other sort of Christian organization into the newspaper or in online media outlets unless something has gone significantly wrong. It is even harder to get it on television or the radio. But it is possible if you absorb these 10 simple tips. Read on.
• Evangelism ... at Diobeth.org, Projects and Activities, Resources.
• Stewardship ... at Diobeth.org, Reflections, Financial Campaigns, Small group studies, Stewardship education, Resources.
• EpiscopalShare ... Here.
• Center for Congregations ... The "Using Resources" series of publications by the Center for Congregations is designed to help congregations make the most effective use of capital funds, consultants, architects, contractors, books, congregation management software, and more.
• Congregational Consulting ... More information on how to contact the consultants can be found here and at http://www.congregationalconsulting.org/ .
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• The Chalice, a publication created by Joan DeAcetis for older adults and caretakers. Download issues here.
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• Religion News Service Daily Roundup ... here.
• Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project: Daily Religion Headlines ... here.
• Religious Freedom Blog ... a weekly look back at the top stories and developments on religious liberty around the world. Here.
• National Catholic Reporter ... here.
• BBC News Online ... here.
• BBC Religion & Ethics ... here.
• Faith in Public Life ... Here.
• Religion&Ethics News Weekly (PBS) ... Here.
• Religion Research Hub ... ARDA, Association of Religion Data Archives, an especially useful site.
• Back issues of the newSpin newsletter ... here.
• The Book of Common Prayer ... every edition from 1549 to 1979. Here.
• Prayers and Thanksgivings from the BCP ... Here.
• The (Online) Book of Common Prayer ... Here.
• The Daily Office ... can be read online in Rite I, Rite II or the New Zealand Prayer Book versions. At Mission St. Clare.
• The Daily Office ... from the Diocese of Indianapolis. Here.
• Daily Prayer ... a resource of Forward Movement. Here.
• Holy Women, Holy Men ... Download Holy Women, Holy Men as a .pdf file.
• Speaking to the Soul ... An Episcopal Café blog. Sermons, reflections, multimedia meditations and excerpts from books on spirituality. Here.
• The Imitation of Christ ... Available free online.
• The Lectionary ... A collection of Lectionary resources for the Episcopal Church, updated Sunday night. Here.
• Lectionary Page ... A liturgical calendar for upcoming weeks, with links to readings from the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL), as adapted for use in Episcopal worship. Here.
• Jubilate ... [Diocese of Bethlehem] Hymnody for Pentecost and the Season after Pentecost is published by the Diocese of Bethlehem for our diocesan community and for free distribution to the world. It is a service of our Liturgy and Music Commission, specifically Canon Cliff Carr who has been doing this for more than 30 years. Download the .pdf document from our Worship Resource page.
• Revised Common Lectionary ... Here.
• The Liturgical Calendar ... BCP, Lesser Feasts and Fasts, HWHM ... Here.
• Oremus Bible Browser ... Here.
• Celebrating the Eucharist, by Patrick Malloy. Google Book
• Enriching our Worship, 1 to 5 ... Free download here.
• The Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant: Liturgical Resources for Blessing Same-Sex Relationships [Extracted from Liturgical Resources 1: I Will Bless You and You Will Be a Blessing] Here.
• Collection of worship resources at Diobeth.org ... Including Diocesan Cycles of Prayer for weekly worship, Holy Women Holy Men, and The Text This Week. Here.
Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA)
• NEPA Synod website ... Here.
• ELCA website ... Here.
• ELCA News Service ... Here.
• ELCA's blogs may be found here. See especially "Web and Multimedia Development."
• Spirit Spinning ... for those who hunger and thirst for a deeper connection with God ... Here.
United Methodist Church
• News Service Here.
• Communication Resources ... Start here.
• Eastern PA Conference website Here.
• Facebook Here.
• Bishop Peggy Johnson's blog Here.
Presbyterian Church USA
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• Vatican website ... Here.
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• The Joy of the Gospel ... Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis, with detailed table of contents. Here.
Health and Wellness
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• Alzheimers.gov ... For people helping people with Alzheimers. Here.
• Three Free Apps for getting qualified medical advice... [Techlicious] Urgent Care, HealthTap and First Aid. Info and links.
• Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
• Center for Disease Control - Healthy Living
• Church Health Reader
• Eastern Pennsylvania Faith Community Nurses
• Episcopal Mental Illness Network
• Go4Life from the National Institute on Aging at NIH
• National Episcopal Health Ministries
• NEHM Wellness Resource Page
• Let's Move
• St. Luke's Health Network (Bethlehem area)
• Ten tech-savvy ways to fight this brutal flu season … [TIME] As we speak, the flu is marauding across America like the deadly virus in Stephen King’s The Stand. That’s not intended to sound alarmist, it’s just the truth: influenza is currently widespread in more than 40 states.There are time-tested ways of fending off infections, like washing your hands regularly, but in addition the vaccine and other time-tested prevention measures, why not try some newfangled approaches? These ten tech-savvy approaches could be just what the doctor ordered:
CVS Caremark: If you get bit by the flu bug, there’s not much you can do besides getting rest and drinking clear fluids. But there are anti-viral medications that can help, especially if you’re particularly susceptible to getting sick, like the elderly. The free CVS Caremark iPhone app has a great drug interaction database that will make sure any these medications won’t conflict with any of your regular prescriptions, either by counteracting them or causing more serious complications.
Flu Defender: From medication to information, presentation is everything, which is why the user-friendly format of this free iPhone app may be better suited for people looking for flu info. With clearly marked categories such as “Prevention Strategies” and “Symptom Identifier,” Flu Defender lets you cut to the chase and find actionable strategies for staying healthy. Or tap the “Flu Smart” button, and be fed a steady diet of flu facts. Here’s a fun one: “The influenza virus can live for 2–8 hours on surfaces.” You know, like the chair you’re sitting in at a coffee shop right now, or on your smartphone, after you pick it up off the table.
Eight more here.
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• Google Books ... Millions of books you can preview or read free. Here.
• The Online Books Page ... from UPenn. Here.
• More free eBooks and Audiobooks ... [Techlicious] Here.