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Renovation for a Church, Renewal for Far Rockaway

By Emily Ploetz On Sunday morning, October 8, worship filled the room in the First Church of God of Far Rockaway, New York. The service was unlike any typical Sunday morning gathering for a very special reason, six months in … Continue reading

Freeway Forces AZ Church Relocation, Opens Doors of Opportunity

By Emily Ploetz Looming highway construction, a church situated in its projected path, and a ticking countdown to a deadline. A greater, divine plan might be hard to imagine. But such a plan had been in the works for years, … Continue reading

Children of Promise Celebrates 25 Years of Hope

By Emily Ploetz Bishu was a young boy who lived with his family in the remote rice fields of eastern India, in a state called Odisha. His family worked alongside many other families from sunrise to sunset in the rice … Continue reading

First Church of God, Marion, SD: Small Town, Big Impact

By Emily Ploetz On a map of South Dakota, the town of Marion may not catch your eye. The whole community consists of about 800 people total. However, First Church of God in Marion, and its impact on God’s kingdom, … Continue reading

A Shelter in the Desert: Arizona’s Mission to Navajos

By Emily Ploetz Out in the remote, high desert of Arizona is a place of worship that has served the community on the Navajo reservation for many years. The Church of God outreach, Klagetoh Shelter Mission, is a guiding light … Continue reading

Baltimore Church to Reclaim, Revitalize Urban Neighborhood

By Emily Ploetz West Baltimore—one of the lowest socioeconomic areas in the state of Maryland. Over 84 percent of Baltimore city residents qualify for free or reduced lunches. This area is also close to the violence and unrest that made … Continue reading

The Sweetest Ministry in Northern Indiana: Trunk or Treat Attracts Thousands

By Emily Ploetz It’s that time of year when leaves don their colorful hues, the wind turns nippy, and children everywhere are preparing for Halloween. For many families, this can be a fun holiday where everyone can dress up in … Continue reading

Illinois Church Prioritizes the Lost, Celebrates Revival

By Emily Ploetz One of the most recognizable signs of life is growth. Growth indicates inner strength, stability, and maturity. As a parent wishes for his or her child to grow up big and strong, we as Christians should long … Continue reading

Arizona Church Reaches Out through Christ-Centered Yoga

By Emily Ploetz “Peace be with you.” Peace may be a little word, but there is no word more freeing. Every morning, we burden ourselves with the weight of the world like the mythical Atlas. We would look for peace … Continue reading

Never Leave nor Forsake: Indiana Church Committed to its Neighborhood

By Emily Ploetz Ministry starts as soon as you take that first step outside your door. This is a statement that the South Meridian Church of God does not take lightly. South Meridian, located in Anderson, Indiana, is what many … Continue reading

A Bountiful Harvest: Church of God in Guyana Celebrates Centennial

By Emily Ploetz Not many people may be familiar with the small South American country Guyana, home to fewer than a million people, sitting on the North Atlantic coastline, but God is working in powerful ways there. This rainforest-covered “land of … Continue reading

Do Something: Putting Faith into Action in St. Joseph, Michigan

By Emily Ploetz Action. This small word can be strongly defined as “an exertion of power or force” on There is no greater example of the kind of action that God calls us to than the Parable of the … Continue reading

Farmington Hills: Multiple Cultures Serving One God

By Emily Ploetz God. Dios. Gott. It does not matter what language or tongue is used to call on the name of the Lord, because he is still the same. In a world where accents, clothing, and skin color are … Continue reading

Subscribing to Prayer: An E-mail Ministry and the Man Behind It

By Emily Ploetz Ding! Chirp! Buzz! Many of these sounds fly out of phones, tablets or laptops, announcing the latest e-mail to arrive in your inbox. Hundreds of thousands of e-mails are sent every day around the world for various … Continue reading