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Inner Light Soap

Inner Light handmade natural soap in clove, tangerine, or peppermint. A $5 suggested donation supports Way of the Spirit program.

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A Contempt-Free Zone

LIKE AN UMBRELLA AGAINST A STORM, this holiday season I wish my home to be a contempt-free zone. Over the feasting, covering evenings with friends and a glass of wine, shielding family Zoom conversations… I’d like us out of the acid fall of biting, caustic words about “others.” 

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Thanksgiving and the Joy of the New

MY SPIRIT IS FILLED TO OVERWHELMING with the ways our GOOD NEWS Associates community has undergirded us with support this year—monetarily, spiritually, physically, and emotionally.

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Receptivity, personality, transformation

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT SPRING, even more than birdsong and blossom and melting snow is the day-by-day, minute-by-minute, evidence of new life.

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This I Know Experimentally

by Christine Hall “Thus, when God doth work who shall prevent it? And this I knew experimentally." —George Fox, 1647 (Quaker) WHAT DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU KNOW ABOUT THE HOLY? What’s unshakeable...
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What Grown-Ups Do

By Emily Provance I NEVER KNEW HER NAME, but she sat there wiggling in a Tweety Bird sweatshirt. School in Loltuleilei, Kenya, was supposed to start at 6:00pm for the shepherds, but my little friend...
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Reforestation of the Heart

By Jan Wood I AM WELL AWARE that we all stand in different spaces in the midst of this tumultuous month.  Some are shedding tears of relief; some are shedding tears of deep disappointment and fear....
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Spiraling Around

By Margaret Fraser FACEBOOK REMINDED ME that it was ten years ago this fall that I drove a small delegation of Jewish and Roma Hungarian peace activists from Dublin Airport to Belfast and Derry/...
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Carry Something Beautiful

By Jan Wood SOMETIMES IMAGES SPEAK MORE EFFECTIVELY THAN WORDS. This image is the ministry of Melanie Weidner’s newest piece created for the troubled times we find ourselves in. It speaks into my...

Ears to Hear, Eyes to See

Photo: Christine Hall By Christine Hall In this day when the burdens of humanitypress so heavily upon usI would begin not first with techniques of servicebut with the most "Serious Call to a Devout...

About Us

GOOD NEWS Associates is a Christian, nonprofit, ministry organization supporting individuals who are called to non-institutional ministries.

Faithfulness to God’s call doesn’t always match the regular slots that life provides us. In fact, it appears that God is raising up a wonderful assortment of gifts and ministries that don’t fit into the regular institutional positions for ministry at all. People are finding themselves called to do work for which there is no job or paycheck attached.

GOOD NEWS Associates understands this challenge and supports people called to non-institutional Christian ministries in the fields of writing, speaking and teaching, art, music, drama, and dance; contemplative prayer, and service.

GOOD NEWS Associates walks with individuals as they are led by the Spirit of God, liberating them to be obedient to the unfolding shape of their calls. The organization also offers professional identity, ministry infrastructure, networking and synergy, discernment and accountability.

Associates are the heart of the organization. They are persons whose have affiliated their ministry with GOOD NEWS Associates. They are supported by a combination of contributions and ministry related income. They fully participate in the privileges and responsibilities of the organization.

GOOD NEWS Associates began under the vision and leadership of Jan Wood, Director and Associate, incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization in 1998. Board members include Marge Abbott, Julie Peyton, Jonathan Vogel-Borne, Lorraine Watson, and Becky Wood.

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Board & Associates Gathering 2019

Jan Wood, Emily Provance, Jonathan Vogel-Borne, Becky Wood, Julie Peyton, Lorraine Watson, Christine Hall, Marge Abbott, Margaret Fraser

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