Leadership

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Response from Yakima YMCA

Late last month our National Director, Larry Whittlesey, was able to squeeze in a trip to Yakima, Washington before heading to the Y-USA Program Expo. Here is the positive response we got back from Bob Romero, CEO of the Yakima YMCA.

Church Partnership

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Prayer

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The YMCA Highlights the National Day of Prayer

YMCA’s all over the country provided opportunities for their members, staff and the community at large to participate in National Day of Prayer events last week. Here are some examples of what went on in Ys around the country.

Partner Ministries

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Why Start a MOPS Group?

We often encourage YMCAs to consider starting faith-based small groups, such as Restore Small Group’s “Journey to Freedom”, Financial Peace University, Grief Share, Transformational Leadership or an Alpha group.

Community Impact

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Standing Together in the Storms

Rarely has the US experienced a month like this one. September 2017 has already seen the landfall of two major hurricanes impacting the lives of millions in the Southeast, especially Texas and Florida. The YMCAs in those regions have been deeply impacted by these storms. Flooding, loss of power, wind damage, displacement of their staff and the overwhelming needs in their communities have created an opportunity for YMCAs to demonstrate their Christian principles in meaningful action.

Mission

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Outreach

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YMCA Chile Service Immersion Experience

Join the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne on their Service Immersion Experience to Chile. This is a great opportunity to learn about the work that the Chilean Y performs. Engage in community service and experience the unique Chilean culture! While preparing the next group of participants that will go to serve with the YMCA of Valparaiso, Chile, here’s an overview of the December 2016 trip.

Scripture

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His Word, Not Ours

Earlier this fall, the Lutheran Church celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Legend has it that on Oct. 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his "95 Theses" on the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church, in Germany. Over time we may have made this act more dramatic than it was intended. Luther did not seek to be revolutionary. What he nailed on the door of the church was a list of questions and propositions for debate, not a declaration of war.

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