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NACCC, The Congregationalist, magazine, March 2014 issue, National Association of Congregationalist Christian Churches

 3.75  Vol. 166 No. 1   Congregationalist.org     AMA Lives On  the  M a g a z i n e  o f  t h e     March 2014  C o n g r...
A COMFORTABLE RETIREMENT    I   M A PASTOR, NOT IS SOMETHING AEVERYONE SHOULD SINK INTO. FINANCIAL PLANNER.  THANKFULLY, M...
FEATURES  7   Our ongoing  transition          by Casey vanderBent  10      Magazine of the Congregational Way  PIEDMONT C...
By Way of Mutual Care  The Vicinage  by Casey vanderBent  M  utual care happens when people invite others into honest and ...
Strangers and Pilgrims ...  The Great Awakening  T  he Great Awakening lasted from about 1726 to about 1756. This was a se...
NetMending  by Rob Brink  Counting the Cost of Interruptions  If you   re near a computer, take a second to Google the phr...
Our  OnGoing Transition by Casey vanderBent  T  he ongoing transition of our Association   s structure has left us, for so...
Along the Way News from the fellowship of churches ALL IN THE FAMILY  From left, Revs. Fa afouina Solomona, Moegagogo Solo...
A HAPPY WALKOUT   The Onondaga, Mich., Community Church began its Oct. 29 worship service in the usual way, bringing the L...
The American Missionary Association   Piedmont College  An  Unexpected  Legacy  Students and faculty crowd the grounds of ...
In the 1902 report, Du Bois named six higher institutions sustained by the association  Fisk University, Tennessee  Tallad...
by the AMA or Congregationalists   for instance, Thorsby Institute in Alabama and Grand View Normal Institute in Tennessee...
for public schools, advocates were still needed to champion the cause. Lillian Smith, a former student of a school sustain...
Equipping the Saints   J  It   s All about the    Takeaways     une 28 to July 1 we want as many churches as possible to s...
Adventures Galore by Kay Miller-Todd  in Omaha   O  utdoor recreation, art galleries, gardens or history   Omaha has adven...
   hot shops    featuring glass blowing, pottery, bronze casting and blacksmithing. There are individual studios, and four...
Following  CHRIST by Jack Swanson  O  ne of the saddest commentaries I have recently heard on the state of the mainline Pr...
Billy smiled at me and said,    You   re Swanson the minister, it   s all mockery.    I saw Him in the face of a sightless...
Pastoral Transitions and R etirement  three glimpses  N  early every church will face the process of transition from one m...
to hear of their three-day seminar being held in Florida in 2009. A church leader and I attended, learned about the progra...
A few concluding thoughts  1.  Using a search firm costs money. The fees vary from firm to firm.  4.  The effectiveness of...
pastor   s contribution to the growth and well-being of the church, and the current state of the church   s finances. Inta...
What   sa  Ministerto  My Journey from  Pulpit to Pew  S  tatistics suggest a wave of clergy retirements in coming years. ...
Both the church and the minister must ask,    What will be the future relationship of the retired minister to the church  ...
One caution is that the ideal ministry may not always be available for retirees and making a living as a supply preacher i...
News and Needs of Our Missions NEWS ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING UPDATE The Mission and Outreach Ministry Council has receive...
Linda Miller, Editor  Indian Community Fellowship  India   The Rev. Philip Malakar and his wife, Sheila, attended an ECHO ...
Letters Fascinated by History I enjoyed the historical articles in the December 2013 issue and hope the authors will have ...
Dr. Hellam responds       I am quite sure Dr. Hall knows what he   s talking about.   The short pieces in my book were giv...
Letters  Continued from pg. 29  My main angst comes from the assertion that Jesus would never have been sent into the worl...
Pastorates and Pulpits RECENT CALLS First Congregational Church of Searsport, Mass., has called the Rev. Debra Arnold as s...
8473 South Howell Avenue Oak Creek, WI 53154-0288  60th Annual Meeting and Conference  National Association of hes Congreg...