Staff Insights

Your church looks cute in that

Your church looks cute in that by Karen Krueger If you’ve shopped for a home online, you’ve probably noticed the difference between great photos and dull ones – then shortlisted potential property with a strong photo. So notes a United Methodist Communications article helping churches figure Read More →

Splash pages can be life savers

Splash pages can be life savers by Katharyn Wheeler Congregations often decide to give access to wi-fi as a service to their community. While this can be of great benefit to the users, it also has the potential of opening the congregation up to liability for Read More →

Sharing the Kaddish

Sharing the Kaddish by Bishop Graham It was an honor to attend the National Commemoration of the Days of Remembrance in the Capitol Rotunda yesterday morning. Sponsored by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, the event included recognition of Holocaust survivors living Read More →

Easter lilies and Easter visitors

by Karen Krueger “Treat everyone like they are coming home for family dinner, and you’re just happy to see them and catch up. That feeling will dwell deep… and God can do a lot with it,” observed Emily Gantert in Read More →

We have pilots and momentum

A GOOD NEWS NOTE SURROUNDING THE NEW CONNECTIONS CAMPAIGN by Christy Hartigan To help us work through the nuts and bolts of how to engage the New Connections Campaign in the Metro D.C. Synod, we are excited to work with Read More →

Priming to help immigrant neighbors

by Karen Krueger Our immigrant neighbors are in a time of heightened anxiety. Synod staff have received inquiries from concerned congregation leaders who want to demonstrate Christian love in circumstances of fear, especially after a confrontation with U.S. Immigration and Read More →