Faith Formation and Christian Education

What To Do with the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower Landing

Debbie Gline Allen

11/19/2019

What do we do with the parts of our congregational history that include colonialism and slavery?


What's a Pray-Ground?

Debbie Gline Allen

11/12/2019

A Pray-Ground in a service of worship allows children to feel connected to the rest of the Body of Christ.


Faith Formation & Youth Ministry for All

Debbie Gline Allen

10/23/2019

The classes offered through the Faith Formation Leadership Training Program are open to ANYONE who wishes to further their education of the Church.


Youth Help Super Saturday Attendees Assemble 275 CWS Hygiene Kits

Debbie Gline Allen

10/9/2019

Twenty-three youth from five Southern New England UCC churches and their leaders gathered for a Youth Program at the Super Saturday event on October 5th ready to put their faith into action.


Learn More about Your Congregation through Focus Groups

The Parish Paper

8/1/2019

For church leaders seeking to better understand their congregation, it pays to listen. Everyone knows the value of one-on-one conversations, yet it might not always be the most efficient use of time for a busy leader. In these situations a focus group can help. Simple in design, it honors the experience of congregants in the stories they tell, the questions they ask, and the concerns they express.


Team Talk Can Strengthen Volunteer Ministry

The Parish Paper

7/1/2019

Team talk can build a strong ministry team. Of course, some may not think of conversation as an important task, viewing it as getting in the way of work and slowing it down. On the contrary, conversation plays an important role in the life of a team and must not be ignored. Team talk builds group durability and sustains effort. Talking about the work helps to reinforce the reasons for doing what we are doing.


Children and Racism

Debbie Gline Allen

6/18/2019

This is a true story of how church educators stood up to a large publishing company to stop perpetuating racism through our children.


Many Voices One Mission: Partners

Karen Ziel

6/5/2019

"The best and most effective partnerships are formed in the context of communities, organizations, and families within whom these values and this way of being are deeply formed."— Karen Ziel


Overcome Volunteer Burnout by Building Capacity

The Parish Paper

6/1/2019

Vital congregations reach out to strengthen the communities where they are located. Different denominations give different names for this ministry, including mission and outreach, home missions, and social ministry. But where do congregations get the strength for mission? How do they retain that strength in the midst of providing food and clothing, mentoring individuals, or advocating community change? How do they keep from burning out? They do it by building capacity.


Many Voices, One Mission: It's All About Relationship

Debbie Gline Allen

5/29/2019

"Faith is more caught than taught." —Debbie Gline Allen


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