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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

Creating an on-air ministry

Ideas

Creating an on-air ministry

How a congregation’s community radio station makes church participatory, provocative, and fun.

David H. Messner | 1/14/2019 | Winter 2018

Better than Sunday school

Feature

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

UUA membership rises for first time since 2008

UU news

UUA membership rises for first time since 2008

But children’s enrollment in religious education continues to drop.

Christopher L. Walton | 11/5/2018 | 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

Coffee hour central

Feature

Coffee hour central

We wanted to let people know about everything we had to offer without making them sit through a Sunday service. We started inviting people directly to the coffee hour.

Seth Fisher | 8/6/2018 | Summer 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

Join the Outreach Revolution

Inside

Join the Outreach Revolution

Receive a virtual outreach care package for your congregation each month.

Staff Writer | 2/15/2017 | Spring 2017

It’s about more than membership

Inside

It’s about more than membership

Focus on engagement, and the numbers will take care of themselves.

Michael Hart | 10/17/2016 | Fall 2016

Introducing our first ‘seeker issue’

From the editor

Introducing our first ‘seeker issue’

Imagine a magazine you would hand to a friend who expressed curiosity about our liberal religion, or one your congregation might send to visitors.

Christopher L. Walton | 9/19/2016 | Fall 2016

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

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