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The Hub: Friday, December 29, 2023

Posted December 29, 2023

by Lexie Ludlam

TITLE: The Hub: Friday, December 29, 2023

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

1. RESHAPING THE CHURCH: “Church giving trees help mobilize the generous” by Greenfield Reporter

Photo by Philippe Awouter

This Greenfield Reporter article, titled “Church giving trees help mobilize the generous,” shows a church’s unique way to make their Christmas trees serve a greater purpose. The ornaments around the tree are not just decoration — they represent “the wishes of children in need.” Called “giving trees,” these gifts make it possible to serve so many in the community.

2. RESHAPING CHURCH: “Georgia church gives groceries, gifts to over 1,600 people in need this Christmas” by Michael Gryboski

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This Christian Post article, titled “Georgia church gives groceries, gifts to over 1,600 people in need this Christmas,” highlights the good that comes from the “Blessings of the Southside” event. Kingdom Life Christian Fellowship held its fourth annual giveaway event to bless its community in the holiday season. The church’s pastor, Charles P. Roberson, said he wishes “families will take away the hope that God loves them.”

3. BEYOND CHURCH: “Overcoming stigmas through faith and friendship” by Matthew Crane

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    This Dubois County Free Press article, titled “Overcoming stigmas through faith and friendship,” celebrates how Churches Embracing Offenders (CEO). This recovery program, which has served Dubois county for ten years, works to build people’s relationships with Christ and with their community. Kendra Jasper, a member of the CEO committee, said “everybody needs help with that second chance to have a better life.”

    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!