Cape Gazette

Grace UM Church launches new Bible reading campaign Jan. 5

Dec 22, 2013

The Bible is the best-selling book in history, but how many people are actually reading it? Research by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life (2008) found that only 16 percent of Americans read the Bible every day.

Pastor Ed Kuhling and his congregation at Grace United Methodist Church hope to change that number starting Sunday, Jan. 5. Kuhling believes that "The Story" is the right tool to increase biblical literacy. Consisting of 31 chapters of carefully selected scriptures sequenced in chronological order, "The Story" presents the word of God in an engaging format, reading like a novel.

“I want the people in my congregation, as well as the city of Millsboro, to realize the incredible love God has for them and how their story is found in his story,” said Kuhling.

The Story Church Campaign is a unique program providing up to 31 weeks of curriculum for children, teen and adult Sunday school and up to 31 weeks of corresponding sermons. When accompanied by reading through the five age-related books, "The Story," "The Story: Teen Edition," "The Story for Kids," "The Story for Children," and "The Story for Little Ones," the entire church can be literally on the same page for 31 weeks. Thousands of churches are participating nationwide.

Grace Church, 330 E. Church St. in Millsboro, invites all to experience "The Story."  Sunday services start at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.  For more information go to


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