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Welcome to the blog of the Enough for Everyone program of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). By "just living" we mean both justice-based living and just simply living – freeing ourselves from the clutter of stuff so we can focus on living faithfully and living well. Join us in the exploration!

About the Author
Bryce Wiebe coordinates Enough for Everyone, a ministry of the Presbyterian Hunger Program. He loves slow food and is fascinated by the way things are made.  He is excited to dive into experiments in simplicity with you.  His sacred cow of consumption: kitchen gadgets.

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July 11, 2014

How Can I Keep from Singing

Songs of Justice

 

My music education started at home and started with hymns.  I grew up in a Mennonite family, steeped in four-part hymn singing.  Singing hymns in four parts is a theological act for Mennonites;[1] the blending of conforming practice (singing your part) with the complimentary practice of others (multiple parts being sung in harmony) being a full-on expression of the Body of Christ in its diverse whole with the activity of that whole being a prayer.  My parents met in their college choir and served as church musicians during much of my life.  Music was ever-present and ...


July 11, 2014

Emergency Children Sermon

General Children Sermon on Fair Trade

 

Needs:  you can use most any object:  a pencil or play money provide certain advantages.  If possible you may want to have fair trade products available, too.  Also, an object would not be necessary.

 

The point of the lesson is to demonstrate how we need to "see" one another in order to share and meet the needs of one another.  

 

Good morning kids!  How many of you have ever been taught to share?  When we have more than we need of something, and others need it, then we have an opportunity to share.  Jesus ...