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    Gathering at the Manger

    11.14.17 | Disability, Heartbeat | by Kyle Davison Bair

    Why was Jesus’ manger such a crowded place? Around this one baby gathered a vast crowd: smelly shepherds from the fields, lavish stargazers from Babylon, faithful yet exhausted Mary and Joseph, and simple townsfolk from Bethlehem. It was a truly...

      Giving is Greater

      11.14.17 | Heartbeat, Community Outreach | by Karen Behm

      Contradicting the world, Jesus declared, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” What happens when His followers take these words to heart? As the Knitters & Stitchers team gives away their hand-made items, they get to experience this...

        Prison Ministry: a Front Row Seat

        08.29.17 | Heartbeat | by Jim Janick

        Two years ago, prison ministry was not on my radar. Even after my wife, Sue, began teaching an art class and Bible study at the Hennepin County jail, I never personally thought of joining the ministry. I was happily serving at the NHC Food Shelf...

          True Religion

          08.29.17 | Heartbeat, Latinos | by Pablo Cachon

          I often encounter people who’ve been turned off by religion. Typically, they’ve been worn down by a pragmatic approach to the gospel that makes it impossible to follow.