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Welcoming words

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Welcoming words

Sometimes the simplest language can be the most effective.

Liz James | 6/1/2020

Congregations adapt to COVID-19 by going online

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Congregations adapt to COVID-19 by going online

Offering worship services and other opportunities to connect online is “a forced exercise in emergence,” says the Rev. Karen Johnston, and “an opportunity to find people who need us.”

Elaine McArdle | 3/18/2020

Breakthrough Congregation: Teens lead the way

Life

Breakthrough Congregation: Teens lead the way

A Breakthrough Congregation’s teen-led religious education program revitalizes First Religious Society in Carlisle, Massachusetts.

Heather Beasley Doyle | 3/1/2020 | Spring 2020

SMILE Project helps teens realize their potential

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SMILE Project helps teens realize their potential

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

Sherri Daye Scott | 11/18/2019 | Winter 2019

‘You are whole and welcome here’

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‘You are whole and welcome here’

A Virginia Breakthrough Congregation builds community through Pride.

Andrea Dulanto | 9/30/2019 | Fall 2019

What are Joys and Sorrows?

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What are Joys and Sorrows?

We do not light candles because we believe they have a supernatural power to them, but we do believe there is power in standing together in these moments.

Liz James | 9/1/2019 | Fall 2019

‘Always in beta’

Looking back

‘Always in beta’

The Church of the Larger Fellowship celebrates seventy-five years of innovative ministry.

Kris Willcox | 8/19/2019 | Summer 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

Creating an on-air ministry

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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

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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

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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

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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

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