Five Unexpected Benefits of Volunteering

We know that volunteering to serve others –  at Jericho, we call it “being the hands and feet of Jesus” – is a blessing to those who receive your time, compassion and love. But what about the volunteer? Recent research has determined that there are some surprising benefits to the…

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Black History Month Essay Winners Chosen

Click HERE to watch the essay winners receive their awards.   As Black History Month draws to a close, Pathways Danbury Youth Ministries has selected the winners of its annual Black History Month Essay Contest.  The topic for the 700-plus-word essay: “what Black History Month means to me.” Ethan Hutchins,…

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Nobel Winner Leymah Gbowee Visits Jericho

It’s not every day a Nobel Peace Prize winner comes to your front door.  Saturday at Jericho wasn’t “every day.” So when Leymah Gbowee came to Jericho Partnership to hear about our ministry to the city, it was truly a moment to remember. Leymah was in Danbury as the keynote…

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Just A Thought

“Happy New Year” and may the next months prove to be satisfying in every respect. As this year rolls out month after month we can decide to look forward and make choices consistent with our values or we can waddle through and hope for change. I don’t necessarily believe in…

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She’s the Face of Patience

The person I consider to be a mentor in my life is also one of my closest friends. We’ve shared life – its joyful highs and its crippling lows – for 15+ years. The wisdom that she freely offers in some of the most trying situations is plumbed directly from…

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The Blessing of Being a Mentor

By Rev. Chris Yount The term mentor has the potential to strike fear into the heart of those who are being asked to consider such a role. This is unfortunate because the reality is that many of us are already serving in the role of mentor in an “unofficial” capacity…

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Pastor’s Corner: Rev. Leroy Parker

We are living during some tumultuous times in the United States of America. When we look at the political climate in our country, it has in a major way opened the vaults of racism that many people thought would never be resurrected. The issue is not the resurrection of systemic…

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Pastor’s Corner: Rev. Joseph Shepley

Go into the world and preach the gospel to all creation (Mark 16:15). The African impala can jump to a height of over ten feet and cover a distance of over thirty feet, yet can be kept in an enclosure with only a three-foot wall. They will not jump if…

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On Mentoring: You’ve Got to ‘Role’ With It – Teacher

By Don Lewis, Mentor and Pathways Danbury Youth Ministries Board Chairman While it’s true that being a successful mentor requires “showing up,” the true test of the strength of any mentor-mentee relationship is rooted in how well a mentor wears multiple hats. More than just being a companion, a good…

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Christian Private School vs. Public Education What’s the Difference?

By Everette Hutchins, Headmaster, The Academy As the Headmaster of an all-boys Christian middle school, I’ve been asked “Are you a school or are you a ministry?” What I’ve learned is that there is no difference between the two. The simplest definition for teaching is “the presentation of ideas brought…

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