The ARK, a publication of the the American Association of Interchurch Families (AAIF) Volume 26; Edition 1; January, February & March 2015

The ARK, a publication of the the American Association of Interchurch Families (AAIF) Volume 26; Edition 1; January, February & March 2015 can be found at http://interchurchfamilies.org/aaif/ARK201501Volume26Edition1.pdf

In this edition of The ARK, a publication of the American Association of
Interchurch Families, we will continue to explore: Interchurch Families: “Listen
with the ear of your heart”

Other topics that will be covered in this edition of the ARK are:

  • Where is God? How do we experience that of God in our time and place in history?
  • Christians must necessarily be merciful. ~ Pope Francis
  • “Listen with the ear of your heart” Carrying forward the theme of the 2012 AAIF Conference held in Minnesota
  • Thank you to Lamar Burton who has faithfully dedicated his time to A.A.I.F.
  • Finding a New Mindset; The World we live in Now with Implications for Interchurch Families and for those who give us pastoral care
  • “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” by Dr. Carol Dweck
  • “The Gifts of Imperfection; Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to be and Embrace Who You Are: Your Guide to A Wholehearted Life”
  • Flannery O’Connor Inducted into the American Poet’s Corner
  • Pope Francis to visit the U.S.A. in 2015 for the World Meeting of Families
  • Relatio 2014 – The Synod on the Family; INTAMS
  • Prayers to Inspire Us
  • Ten Ways to love
  • So That All The World Might See And Might Say; “See how they love each other!”
  • Church in the U.S.A. at this time in History; Listening to Young Atheist: Lessons for a Stronger Christianity
  • Carrying the theme of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity from January 2015 throughout this coming year
  • Inequality as a Religious Issue: A Conversation With the Archbishop of Canterbury
  • A Memorial to Maryann Wingenbach
  • Many Thanks to those people who have made this edition of the ARK Possible

Please share the link to this edition of the ARK:
With others you may know who are in Interchurch Families,
With couples who are in an Interchurch Marriage,
With couples who may be considering entering into an Interchurch Marriage,

With the extended families of Interchurch Families or Interchurch Couples who wish to
find ways to be supportive,

With anyone who may be called upon to give pastoral care to interchurch families,

With anyone who may either teach or who may be doing research about interchurch
families and/ or our role on the journey to Christian Unity “That all may be one” (John
17:21),

With anyone who ministers to families so that the possibility and potential that
interchurch families hold for Christian Unity can be explored by way of remote
preparation, With Sunday school teachers or catechists who may consider the role of interchurch families and the role they play as lived examples of Christian Unity on our greater journey toward Christian Unity “That all may be one” (John 17:21),

With College Campus Ministers so that they may be able to discuss the possibility that
50% of all marriages in the United States have the potential to become “Interchurch
Marriages” – Some of these marriages become church drop outs. Some find a neutral
church. Some convert; the conversion rate seems to be 50-50 as to which
rate the couple will move. The drop out rate seems to be high; this should be of concern
to most denominations. It seems paramount then that some kind of positive input be
given to the concept that being Interchurch is also positive for Christian Unity.

Many Blessings are extended to all, especially to those
who are sharing this journey with us, moving us all toward Christian Unity.

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