Retreat!

Debbie Gline Allen

2/27/2019

Come outside with us to meet God through Christian community.


How are we Doing with Social and Racial Justice?

Brenda Nolan

2/22/2019

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 ...


Many Voices One Mission: Liminal Space – The Road is Made by Walking

Donald Remick

2/20/2019

"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


7 Ways to Support Your Church Educator and Youth Ministry Leader

Debbie Gline Allen

2/18/2019

Here are 7 key ways that can ensure your congregation will receive the best from its faith formation staff person.


Many Voices, One Mission: Collaboration and Communication

Andrew Page

2/13/2019

"Through all this advanced communication – this collaboration­ – stuff gets done." — Drew Page


An Ecumenical Partnership

Marisa Brown-Ludwig

2/6/2019

Recently Rev. Marisa Brown Ludwig, pastor of First Church of Christ in Longmeadow, MA and long-time member of the Interfaith and Ecumenical Task Team of the MA Conference, had the pleasure of attending the installation of Fr. Derrick Fetz as Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral in Buffalo, NY.  Here is Marisa’s reflection of her work with Fr. Fetz. There is a rich history of ecumenical collaboration between First Church of Christ in Longmeadow and St. Andrews Episcopal Church, not only together as two ...


How are the Children?

Liza Neal

2/6/2019

In the words of Rev. Traci Blackmon, the children at the border "are not well." And we are their keepers.


Lent Is For Families

Debbie Gline Allen

2/6/2019

Parents are the primary and most effective faith educators for their children. So let's help them to celebrate Lent at home!


Many Voices, One Mission: We Must Move

Sioux Wilusz

2/6/2019

"We are map-less. But we cannot stand still." — Sioux Wilusz


What is Contemporary Worship

The Parish Paper

2/1/2019

At First Church, the newly arrived pastor faced a question over whether to continue holding its evening service, which utilizes a rock band, praise songs, and emphasizes casual dress. To foster discussion, the pastor held a class for church leaders titled, “Worship: Changing to Reach a New Generation.” In class, a woman who attends the more traditional morning service raised her hand. “Pastor, I keep hearing people talk about contemporary worship. What exactly does that mean?”


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Authors

Dawn Adams

John Allen

James Antal

Steven Aucella

Andrea Ayvazian

Kazimierz Bem

Margaret Bendroth

Rachel Bickford

Marisa Brown-Ludwig

Margaret Bullitt-Jonas

Sarah Buteux

Alison Buttrick Patton

Matthew Carriker

Bart Cochran

June Cooper

Lucy Costa

Brendan Curran

Barbara Darling

Joanne Dickey

Rev. Rob Donaldson

Matthew Emery

Robert Everett

Justine Fisler

Laura Fitzpatrick-Nager

Michael Frady

Kelly Gallagher

Marlene Gasdia-Cochrane

Thomas Gerstenlauer

Debbie Gline Allen

Martha Goodman

Cleo Graham

Sir John Hargrave

TJ Harper

Myriam Hernandez Jennings

John Hudson

Elena Huegel

Vicki Kemper

Debbie Kolacki

Louellyn Lambros

Rosemary Lamie

Kate Layzer

Amy Lignitz Harken

Mark Longhurst

Estelle Margarones

Elsa Marshall

Keith Marzilli Ericson

Debi Mastroni-Kenyon

Jessica McArdle

Fred Meade

Karen Methot

Kimberly Murphy

Liza Neal

Jonathan New

Brenda Nolan

Amelia Nugent

The Parish Paper

Lindsay Popper

Judith Raymond

Donald Remick

Ellie Richardson

Rev. Valeria Schmidt

Timoth Sylvia

Sally Tomasetti

Tiffany Vail

Wendy Vander Hart

Todd Weir

John White

Gail Wright