With the news of last week’s shootings in New Zealand I again offer these resources for talking with children.
"Our most vital churches have a pulse on their neighborhood and are actively serving God’s people..." —Rev. Wendy Vander Hart
Make your congregants' "mountaintop experiences" a part of your worship and programs throughout the rest of the year.
"It’s never easy to admit you don’t have the answers." —Tiffany Vail
The MACUCC Restorative Justice Task Team advocates for restorative practices in all areas of our community life, whether within the criminal legal system, in communities of faith, in schools or beyond. We take the approach that the essence of restorative practice is to build human connections between people and to seek to repair those connections when they have been damaged. Listening and seeing the humanity of one another is at the core of restorative practices. We want to be mindful that ...
"John the Baptist may be the right patron for 'Together as One.' " —Rev. Michael Ciba
Dear Friends, How are we doing with social and racial justice? …as communities? …as churches? The UCC Restorative Justice Task Team is grappling with this question; we’re thinking about how restorative justice can help. Restorative justice practices bring together people affected by conflict and harm to build community and address needs, in order to make healing possible. In the US, restorative justice has been associated with the criminal justice system— in churches, it can open up ...
"One of the fundamental lessons of that road is liminal space. It is learning how to become comfortable with having more questions than answers." —Rev. Don Remick
Here are 7 key ways that can ensure your congregation will receive the best from its faith formation staff person.