Dos And Don’ts Of Taking Photos At A Baptism Service

If you're attending a church service at which the child of a friend or family member is getting baptized, this will be an exciting day that you'll want to document. If you have experience with a camera, the child's parents may even ask you to snap some photos of this big event in their child's young life. If you've taken on this important role, here are some dos and don'ts that you should keep in mind. Read More 

Getting Married? Why It’s Essential For You To Get Marriage Counseling

When two people are planning to tie the knot, it's perfectly normal for them to be caught up in the glow of love. They look forward to being together all of the time and can't imagine not spending their life with the other person. While this can definitely be a great feeling and an unforgettable time, it's also important to take a practical approach to the union. If you are planning to get married soon, see why you shouldn't do it without seeking out couples counseling beforehand. Read More 

Nursing Home Care For Elderly Individuals With Parkinson’s Disease

The symptoms and severity of Parkinson's disease vary from person to person and often from day to day. As the disease becomes more disabling over time and a loved one requires more care, nursing home care may be a consideration. Therefore, as the symptoms of advanced Parkinson's disease have more of a negative impact on your family member's daily life, it's important to know what a nursing home  (such as National Church Residences) can offer. Read More 

3 Reasons to Encourage Your Teens to Attend a Youth Group

There are a lot of different activities teens can take part in, but encouraging them to attend a youth group is one of the best options. Youth groups are available at churches, and they offer a safe and positive experience and atmosphere for teen kids. Here are three good reasons you may want to talk your teens into going to a local youth group each week. It Keeps Them Busy Read More 

Funeral Services For The Unclaimed: How Your Religious Organization Can Help

In every part of the U.S., several hundred bodies each year go unclaimed. Family members do not step forward, either because they do not know their loved ones are dead, or because they cannot afford funeral services. Usually, the state and/or local government pays for these bodies to be interned, placing plaques on the graves that give details about the bodies or marking them only with crosses. If your religious organization would like to get involved and help with these unfortunate souls, you can contribute in the following of ways. Read More