The Parish Paper


The Parish Paper is published monthly by Cynthia Woolever. It offers "ideas and insights for active congregations" and has been a popular feature of the MACUCC "The Mailing" for many years. The MACUCC has a paid subscription to The Parish Paper and a hard copy is sent with "The Mailing" to each church in the Conference.  The Massachusetts Conference United Church of Christ’s purchase of a subscription to The Parish Paper INCLUDES:

  • Permission to provide copies to our staff and to the congregations within our jurisdiction in any of the following ways: E-mail, Postal, newspaper, newsletter, meetings, training events, and our Web site.
  • Permission for each congregation within our jurisdiction to (a) photocopy or electronically distribute for local use as many copies as it needs, (b) post them on its Web site, and (c) quote sentences and paragraphs.
Congregations within the MACUCC jurisdiction to which we distribute The Parish Paper do NOT have permission (a) to delete the copyright ownership notice, (b) to re-write, paraphrase, delete, or change the wording of sentences and paragraphs, or (c) to give ANY THIRD PARTY—other than our staff and constituents—permission to photocopy or reprint (in any quantity, no matter how small, whether for free distribution or for sale).
 
For other free resources and more information about copyright/photocopying permission please visit www.theparishpaper.com

Formats

At right are blog post versions of the latest issues of The Parish Paper, suitable for sharing with others by linking to them in your church's email newsletter, website or Facebook page.

 
Below are PDF versions of The Parish Paper dating back to 2012, suitable for printing.
 
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2015
 
2014

2013

2012
 
 

 

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