Best Practices for Staffing Your Faith Formation Ministries

Deborah Gline Allen

9/5/2018

You have discerned that your congregation needs to hire a Christian educator and/or youth ministry leader. So now what do you do?


Many Voices, One Mission: Viability

Jonathan New

9/5/2018

"Churches are closing and it’s time to break the silence." — Rev. Jonathan New


Checking Up on Clergy Health: Assessing the Cost of Sacred Work

The Parish Paper

9/1/2018

Many people feel called to their work and respond to job demands in ways that reflect a sense of vocation. But do we expect clergy to perform their calling with even greater devotion and sacrifice? Because clergy define their work as sacred, taking care of themselves may always be a lower priority. One writer describes the high cost of sacred work in this way: “if your backdrop is burning bushes and having a child at age ninety, or if it’s bumping into an angel with premarital plans for you . . ...


Many Voices, One Mission: Forward Together

Kent Siladi

8/29/2018

"The work towards the creation of the new has begun." — Rev. Kent Siladi


Blessing the backpacks? Include an emergency contact card!

Lucy Costa

8/28/2018

September is Preparedness Month and your Disaster Resource and Response Team brings you a wealth of resources. As we head back to school and back to church, we offer you a bulletin insert prepared by team member Judie O'Donnell and designed specifically with children in mind. One of my favorite services at my church is the Blessing of the Backpacks. At this service, we not only honor the work that children and youth do during the school year but also express our love and care for the children ...


Many Voices, One Mission: Too Shaky To Stand? Then Kneel

Sioux Wilusz

8/22/2018

"You are in control of your own movement. And when you get good and comfortable, Rock The Boat." — Sioux Wilusz


Three Christian Educators Provide a Legacy

Deborah Gline Allen

8/22/2018

The season of retirement has come for three longtime Christian educators: Merrill Noble, Ruth Ann White, and Nancy Sides. Well done good and faithful servants!


Many Voices, One Mission: Strangers At Our Doors

Karen Methot

8/15/2018

"And all of us can pray."— Karen Methot


Charlottesville, One Year Later - A Liturgy

Kelly Gallagher

8/8/2018

As we approach the anniversary of the events in Charlottesville caused by white supremacy and hatred, let us take a moment to reflect on where we stand today as people of faith.


Many Voices, One Mission: God Showed Up

Emily McKenna

8/8/2018

"If that’s not God showing up, I’m not sure what is!" — Emily McKenna


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