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The 21st Century Congregant, Part 2: How Congregations Can Adapt

A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece called “The Century Congregant: A Profile”. I wrote about what we might expect from a typical attender to our chapels and fellowships and churches – aware that none of us are completely … Continue reading

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Who is your congregation?

In my conversations with Unitarian and free Christian congregations, one specific bit of good news is repeated again and again: congregations are reporting new attendees to their online worship. It may just be one or two – though occasionally more … Continue reading

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What is the role of religious institutions in justice? A dialogue

Dear friends, I stumbled across an old paper I wrote about congregations and justice. It’s an imagined dialogue between four giants of Unitarianism and Universalism: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Clarence Skinner, Olympia Brown and Clarence Skinner. I apologize for the “in … Continue reading

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Stewardship Sermon: “The Math of Potlucks”

NOTE: I learned, after I wrote this sermon, that a few extremely generous people who raised their pledge during our Stewardship Sunday, and gave more than they already had decided they would. I want you to know this is the greatest, … Continue reading

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Sermon from Andrew Nowick: “How’s the View from Our Vision?”

A wonderful sermon from our president, Andrew Nowick, “How’s the View from our Vision?” You can’t hear it from the recording but at the end he took the congregation out to our fields and closed the service outside, imagining the … Continue reading

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This year’s theme

Living a Visionary Life Hi there, click the link to see what our theme is this year.

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Questions about your spiritual growth – part 2

  Seven Suggestions toward Spiritual Growth (by Bob Janis-Dillon) Here are seven tips on how to nurture spiritual growth on the individual level. 1.       Attend Services whenever you can. Services are the heart of our communal religious life as a … Continue reading

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