The Hub

The Hub: Friday, Aug. 11

Posted August 11, 2023

by Lexie Ludlam

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

1. SPOTLIGHT: “Vacation Bible schools offers families free, low-cost options for summer child care” by Kyra Miles

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This MPR News article, titled “Vacation Bible schools offers families free, low-cost options for summer child care,” highlights how VBS provides a faith-based alternative to expensive summer camps. The American Camp Association found that the “average summer camp for American families is $180 a day.” Set apart from these, church camps and vacation Bible schools are “really accessible and easy” for families to go to for childcare while kids hear the gospel message.

2. BEYOND CHURCH: “Communities of faith welcome migrants caught in polarized immigration debate” by Jason DeRose

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This NPR article titled “Communities of faith welcome migrants caught in polarized immigration debate,” how Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities have come together to aid immigrants seeking asylum. As congregations gather, it is clear that beyond the politics of the circumstances, providing and caring for immigrants is “a deeply religious response to human need.” The gathering of these religious communities reminds Christians to look into divisive issues and remind themselves “this is exactly what Jesus would teach us to do."

3. SPOTLIGHT: “Good Things Grow in Spokane Area Church Community Gardens” by Cindy Hval

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This Favs News article, titled “Good Things Grow in Spokane Area Church Community Gardens,” highlights how church gardens bless the community around them. Not only does the garden provide food within the church, but also for food banks throughout the area. Garden manager Kristi Philip said a lot of good things happen in and through the garden, and they are “trying to honor what grows, and how it grows while giving thanks for it.”

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!