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SMILE Project helps teens realize their potential

Life

SMILE Project helps teens realize their potential

An Illinois congregation’s internship program offers students valuable firsthand workplace experience.

Sherri Scott | 11/18/2019 | Winter 2019

‘You are whole and welcome here’

Life

‘You are whole and welcome here’

A Virginia Breakthrough Congregation builds community through Pride.

Andrea Dulanto | 9/30/2019 | Fall 2019

Moved to serve

Ideas

Moved to serve

A new location for a Michigan congregation opened up opportunities to help immigrants and refugees. Moving has been nothing short of transformative.

Heather Beasley Doyle | 5/7/2019 | Spring 2019

Better than Sunday school

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Better than Sunday school

Forty hours of Chalice Camp is almost as much time as kids would get in a full year of Sunday school.

Nicole Sweeney Etter | 1/7/2019 | Winter 2018

Cultivating leaders

Life

Cultivating leaders

Embracing an innovative shared leadership model has created a happier, more vital congregation in Athens, Georgia.

Michael Hart | 11/12/2018 | Winter 2018

What are you up to?

From the editor

What are you up to?

The newly reimagined Breakthrough Congregations program honors innovations that energize congregations. Nominate your congregation’s most inspiring initiative.

Christopher L. Walton | 11/1/2018 | Winter 2018

The Breakthrough Congregation reimagined

UU news

The Breakthrough Congregation reimagined

UUA program will focus on congregations’ innovations more than membership growth; seeks nominations.

Michael Hart | 6/5/2017

Making stuff up together

Congregational life

Making stuff up together

Mission Peak is a congregation willing to ‘try things, mess up, and keep on trying.’

Kenny Wiley | 8/29/2016 | Fall 2016

Community spirit

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Community spirit

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon works to embrace rapid growth and a grand new building without surrendering its culture.

Elaine McArdle | 7/18/2016 | Summer 2016

An upward spiral

Congregational life

An upward spiral

People sense the energy at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County in Media, Pennsylvania—and they want to be part of it.

Tina Porter | 2/29/2016 | Spring 2016

‘Come and join us’

Congregational life

‘Come and join us’

Enthusiastic and growing, a lay-led Colorado fellowship invites its first minister.

Michael Hart | 10/5/2015 | Fall 2015

Something more spiritual

Life

Something more spiritual

The Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, Kansas, has nearly doubled its membership by being open to change.

Donald E. Skinner | 12/8/2014 | Winter 2014

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