Faith Formation and Christian Education

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."


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.


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 ...


Talking with Children After a Tragedy

Debbie Gline Allen

3/19/2019

With the news of last week’s shootings in New Zealand I again offer these resources for talking with children.


Summer Camping

Debbie Gline Allen

3/12/2019

Make your congregants' "mountaintop experiences" a part of your worship and programs throughout the rest of the year.


Retreat!

Debbie Gline Allen

2/27/2019

Come outside with us to meet God through Christian community.


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.


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!


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?”


Youth @ Synod Offers Teens More

Debbie Gline Allen

1/23/2019

Youth @ Synod is for young leaders who wish to increase their leadership skills within the workings of the UCC. Registration is open!


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Dawn Adams

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Sarah Buteux

Alison Buttrick Patton

Matthew Carriker

Bart Cochran

June Cooper

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Barbara Darling

Joanne Dickey

Rev. Rob Donaldson

Matthew Emery

Robert Everett

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Laura Fitzpatrick-Nager

Michael Frady

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Marlene Gasdia-Cochrane

Thomas Gerstenlauer

Debbie Gline Allen

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Cleo Graham

Sir John Hargrave

TJ Harper

Myriam Hernandez Jennings

John Hudson

Elena Huegel

Vicki Kemper

Debbie Kolacki

Louellyn Lambros

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Kate Layzer

Amy Lignitz Harken

Mark Longhurst

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Elsa Marshall

Keith Marzilli Ericson

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Fred Meade

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Rev. Valeria Schmidt

Timoth Sylvia

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