Many Voices, One Mission

Let's Take a Walk: The Ministry of Accompaniment

The Parish Paper

10/1/2019

Walking alongside someone in a time of need can be vastly reassuring. The ministry of “accompaniment,” often provided by churches in support for immigrants facing deportation, takes the metaphor of “walking alongside” to mean a commitment to be present and bear witness to the struggle for fair treatment. With a little imagination, the accompaniment model could be stretched to include a ministry of presence to anyone who struggles, whether due to immigration woes, poverty, or addiction. ...


Many Voices, One Mission: Together

Kent Siladi

6/26/2019

"So now we move forward in faith together." — Rev. Kent Siladi


Many Voices, One Mission: Ready, Set, Go

Emily McKenna

6/19/2019

"Our faith as Christians reminds us that for everything there is a season." —Emily McKenna


Many Voices One Mission: From the Inside

Charles Ericson

6/12/2019

"There is an easy, sometimes playful energy of collegiality among us that can escalate into laughter or occasionally bring forth a tear. "— Rev. Chuck Ericson


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


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

Debbie Gline Allen

5/29/2019

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


Many Voices, One Mission: A Community of Colleagues – and Colleagues in Community

Mary Nelson

5/22/2019

"Sure, I can connect with *more* people online than I can in person, but these connections aren’t very high quality." — Rev. Mary Nelson


Many Voices One Mission: Being Open to a New Way

Martha Goodman

5/15/2019

"I don’t know about you, but the simpler way isn’t always obvious to me." — Martha Goodman


Many Voices One Mission: Innovate and Create

Susan Townsley

5/8/2019

"Churches need to be more innovative. Clearly, the old way of doing things is not working, as demographic studies will show." — Susan Page Townsley


Many Voices One Mission: Extraordinary Things

Marlene Gasdia-Cochrane

5/1/2019

"As the Spotlight editor, I hear about individuals and church groups doing amazing things every day."— Marlene Gasdia-Cochrane


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