Caring for Widows: You and Your Church Can Make a Difference

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LifeWay compiled information and multiple resources addressing each issue and has posted the materials online. Through his Body, the Church, Jesus continues to minister to the sick, visiting them, touching them, and using signs, both sacraments and sacramentals. See e; United Church of Christ, II A. b. As a community of believers, we seek to introduce people to Jesus Christ and to nurture their faith through all ages and stages of life. I know a pastor who did this with his staff.

Pages: 128

Publisher: Baker Pub Group (December 1993)

ISBN: 0801089093

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