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The Hub: Friday, December 22, 2023

Posted December 22, 2023

by Lexie Ludlam

TITLE: The Hub: Friday, December 22, 2023

Welcome to our top story findings of the week, on today’s issue of The Hub.


  1. CHURCH HISTORY: “The first female Episcopal priests were ordained in a North Philly church” by Avi Wolfman-Arent

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This Billy Penn article, titled “The first female Episcopal priests were ordained in a North Philly church,” highlights a group of women’s perseverance to share the Gospel. Despite protest and backlash, the “Philadelphia Eleven” gathered at a church to be ordained. Following the onslaught of disapproval, these women continued to host services and paved the way for female priests and ministers today.


  1. RESHAPING CHURCH: “‘A higher purpose’: Christian insurance company gives $150K in grants to 5 church charities” by Michael Gryboski

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This Christian Post article, titled “‘A higher purpose’: Christian insurance company gives $150K in grants to 5 church charities,” celebrates a generous donation to essential Christian charities. Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company works diligently with leaders at different Christian charities to discover their needs and provide when they can. One of their recipients, Shalom Community, feels “blessed beyond measure to be selected.”


  1. RESHAPING CHURCH: “El Paso couple works to make lives brighter through Christian ministry” by Nichole Gomez

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This ABC 7 article, titled “El Paso couple works to make lives brighter through Christian ministry,” highlights how a couple works to keep holidays joyful in the midst of challenges. Nicki and Josh Sattlemeier run a nonprofit ministry in El Paso, Texas, which helps people “emotionally, spiritually, physically, or mentally.” Josh Sattlemeier said their goal is to help people see “there is always hope for a future.”

Although every Hub article is selected to foster discussion about modern church structure, not every idea and opinion expressed in the linked articles may fully align with the views and mission of Koinesúnē Magazine. All the same, we seek to uplift and celebrate the different ministries working around the globe.

Check back next Friday for the next Hub article!