What We Supported during the Pandemic

In the early days of school, church, and business closings, NSCBC hosted its first virtual all-church meeting. We reflected on how we were experiencing the disruptions. In just a few weeks, the pandemic was already revealing our vulnerabilities. We reviewed early job loss data and public health information suggesting where our region would likely experience…

An Evening around the Mooney-McCoy Table

On Wednesday evening, July 29, the North Shore Gospel Partnership, a collaboration of churches in Essex County, hosted a virtual live event titled Let’s Talk: Hard Stories and Honest Questions. Paulea Mooney-McCoy introduced the conversation as an opportunity to pull up a chair to her family’s table as she, her husband, and their three adult…

One Day: “The Lord Is Righteous”

Passage: Amos 6:1-6; 7:1-9; 8:11-14 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection Sermon Summary The book of Amos is “apocalyptic” literature, because its purpose is to reveal to us a greater perspective on truths we often can’t see. In Amos chapters 6-8, through visions and pronouncements, Amos reveals a greater perspective on three great truths….

One Day: “God Desires True Worship”

Passage: Amos 5:18-27 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection Sermon Summary It is possible to have a faith that appears vibrant, but in reality, is empty and decaying. Amos reawakens us to this possibility, lamenting our false worship and teaching us what true worship entails. First, true worship begins with offering ourselves to God….

Three Takeaways from “Let’s Talk: Racial Justice and the Church”

On Thursday evening, May 28, the North Shore Gospel Partnership, a collaboration of churches in Essex County, hosted a virtual live event titled Let’s Talk: Racial Justice and the Church. The conversation was honest and vulnerable as pastors shared their own experiences with racism and offered wisdom for how Christians can faithfully embody a commitment…

Lent Series: Sin as Death

Following is the third of weekly devotionals that will be posted throughout the Lenten season. May these reflections encourage and help you as you repent, reflect, and prepare to celebrate the resurrection of Christ. Thank you to Natalie Crowson for today’s post.   But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves…

 
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