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.”
Breakthrough Congregation: Teens lead the way
A Breakthrough Congregation’s teen-led religious education program revitalizes First Religious Society in Carlisle, Massachusetts.
SMILE Project helps teens realize their potential
An Illinois congregation’s internship program offers students valuable firsthand workplace experience.
‘You are whole and welcome here’
A Virginia Breakthrough Congregation builds community through Pride.
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.
‘Always in beta’
The Church of the Larger Fellowship celebrates seventy-five years of innovative ministry.
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.
Creating an on-air ministry
How a congregation’s community radio station makes church participatory, provocative, and fun.
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.
Embracing an innovative shared leadership model has created a happier, more vital congregation in Athens, Georgia.
UUA membership rises for first time since 2008
But children’s enrollment in religious education continues to drop.
What are you up to?
The newly reimagined Breakthrough Congregations program honors innovations that energize congregations. Nominate your congregation’s most inspiring initiative.