Education Planning for the Whole Church

Debbie Gline Allen

4/17/2019

“If we are unclear about what it is we are looking for... the best we can hope for is to get where we are going part of the time by accident."


Many Voices One Mission: Redefining Social Matter in America

TJ Harper

4/17/2019

"So often, people fail to realize the interconnectedness of our struggle, because individual liberties are mistaken as the liberation of all people." — TJ Harper


Cherish the Earth!

Barbara Darling

4/12/2019

Earth Day is this month! April 22 is the day set aside—for almost 50 years—to raise awareness of the fragility and vulnerability of our planet.


Many Voices One Mission: Hope

Charles Kuchenbrod

4/10/2019

"In the midst of an occupation by a repressive foreign power, where religious authorities were collaborators, where the economic system was unjust and income inequality extreme, where women and many others were harshly discriminated against, in the midst of all this, Jesus preached that the kingdom of God is at hand." — Charlie Kuchenbrod


Making God’s Love and Justice Real at Lighthouse Shops

Marilyn Kendrix

4/9/2019

Since coming to the Rhode Island Conference in July, I have traveled around the state, visiting with RICUCC churches, meeting folks and sometimes preaching the Word.  Honestly, this is my favorite part of this call as Rhode Island’s Transitional Conference Minister.  And of course, I spend a good deal of time talking about our new Together, As One Conference because this is also work that I am passionate about. That we are in the midst of birthing a new conference is both exciting and daunting ...


Seven Best Practices for Supporting Interfaith and Ecumenical Partners in Challenging Times

Gail Wright

4/4/2019

by The Rev. Gail Wright Even before I became a member of the Interfaith and Ecumenical Task Force Team, I noticed that some of the most difficult times for Christian witness are when we see our interfaith and ecumenical neighbors attacked or hurt. Sometimes the incidents occur right in our own town: church fires, LGBTQ hate crimes, or painted swastikas. Sometimes the incidents occur far away but still directly or indirectly painfully impact communities of faith in our backyard. In either case ...


Faith In the Home

Debbie Gline Allen

4/3/2019

Empower the parents, grandparents, and caregivers in your congregation to take back their role as Christian educators and faith-formers in the home.


Many Voices, One Mission: Legacy Beneficiaries

Jonathan New

4/3/2019

"What if legacy thinking guided all our church decisions?" — Rev. Jonathan New


Building Your Community Ties with a Block Party

The Parish Paper

4/1/2019

Some neighborhoods feel more secure once neighbors have become acquainted. Church leaders wanting to get to know their community could organize a block party. It can be a great way to meet the neighbors and develop friendships. A key goal of a block party, besides having fun, should be to build relationships among the strangers in our midst. The first steps when planning a block party are developing a simple theme (such as a color or a holiday) or highlighting a community issue that needs to be ...


We Are Not Facing the Big Issues Alone

Grace O'Connor

3/28/2019

Hearing from so many others who view climate change as a worrisome issue was helpful for me personally in recognizing that nobody must face it alone.


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Matthew Carriker

Bart Cochran

June Cooper

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Barbara Darling

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Rev. Rob Donaldson

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Robert Everett

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Michael Frady

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Keith Marzilli Ericson

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