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God Loves You! Valentine’s Weekend

A number of churches on a Sunday near Valentines Day focus on that “God Loves You,” a time to share how God loves us all! It goes without needing to say it, but this should happen not only every Sunday, but everyday. It is a good time to make the connection with young children that…


Football on Our Minds!

Here are some stories of football and hunger that lead us to one of the biggest days of sports and food/snacks of the year! Super Bowl LIII is an upcoming football game between the two-time defending American Football Conference champion New England Patriots and the National Football Conference champion Los Angeles Rams to determine the…


“A holiday for All God’s People” Remembering MLK Jr.

Laura got to know Martin Luther King, Jr.  She shares about being in his presence on Passages.  Listen to the two audio short stories from her below. Here is an audio short story from Lena who grew up in an all white community.  She goes to camp as a youth and then to college to…


What if, a wall was erected that first Christmas?

What kind of Christmas would it have been, if Caesar Augustus erected a wall, so no one could enter Bethlehem of Judea? Wonder if, Egypt, where Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus escaped from King Herod didn’t allow the holy family in? What about a fence or wall blocking that first refugee family? What about immigration this…


Fred Rogers – King Friday and Jingle Bells

Fred Rogers https://www.fredrogers.org/ enjoys being King Friday http://www.neighborhoodarchive.com/mrn/characters/king_friday/index.html with Passages host Dennis Benson https://celebrationrock.wordpress.com/2008/04/11/dennis-benson-always-on-the-cutting-edge/ in ringing in the holiday! The king teaches us how to do the royal version of the holiday favorite Jingle Bells.  Click on the audio file below. https://www.google.com/search?q=jingle+bells&oq=jingle+bells+&aqs=chrome..69i57j35i39j0l4.8004j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 Jingle Bells Rock by Bobby Helms https://www.google.com/search?q=jingle+bells+rock&oq=jingle+bells+rock&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.5691j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 A Christmas gift from the Passages…


What a year for Mister Rogers and the Neighborhood!

We will be concluding our Neighborhood Sweater Drive 2018 for those in need of keeping warm one week from today at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. https://pittsburghkids.org Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive Individuals and congregations collect sweaters from now through December 16th to help keep neighbors needing to keep warm this winter through the Mister…


Celebrating a life well lived! George H.W. Bush

A Snapshot in Time with George H.W. Bush & Sam Walton “The American Dream means giving it your all, trying your hardest, accomplishing something. And then I’d add to that, giving something back. No definition of a successful life can do anything but include serving others.” – late President George H.W. Bush It was March…


Advent is expectation! Stories preparing the way for Christmas …

The first Christmas … Mary wasn’t in labor when they got to Bethlehem. If no one had had space for them, Joseph would have taken Mary to her relatives, Elizabeth and Zechariah. “From Bethlehem, you can get to any village in the hill country of Judea by one hour on donkey back,” Dr. Ken Bailey…


Time To Be Thankful ….

It is that time of year to reflect on what we need to be thankful for in 2018 and all of life! The late Steve Allen was supportive of the work that Presbyterian Media Mission (PMM) has done and continues to do with Presbyterians and the others in sharing stories of life and faith. We…


Depression “A Little Help”

The holidays can be the best of times and the worst of times for many people! As the days get shorter and winter settles in, depression becomes a battle for many people.  What happens when it becomes serious and someone needs help? Listen to and read Franklin’s story from our Passages stories of hope. In…