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Vol. 167 No. 2  CoNgregatioNalist.org  JUNe 2015   3.75  Published by the national Association of Congregational Christian...
A COMFORTABLE RETIREMENT    I   M A PASTOR, NOT IS SOMETHING AEVERYONE SHOULD SINK INTO. FINANCIAL PLANNER.  THANKFULLY, M...
straNgers aNd Pilgrims...  edward Beecher  1803-1895   O  ne of the 13 children of Lyman Beecher was Edward Beecher, who a...
Vol. 167 No. 2  CoNgregatioNalist.org  JUNe 2015  f e at U r e s  7  12  oUt of BoUNds   by Arlin Larson  yoUth   Video   ...
e d i t o r i a l s tat e m e N t All content in The Congregationalist appears by the authority of the editor. We reserve ...
letters  islam artiCle misgUided In response to Daniel M. Evans    article,    Islam  What   s a Christian to Think      M...
What are    boundary issues    in a church, and why do they matter   OUT  BOUNDS  Part 1  T  he Patriots are playing  A lo...
both Staff and volunteerS are agentS of the church, acting on itS behalf and under itS direction.  are advised to set boun...
without being required to seek permission from his church   he added office hours at times the church was otherwise unoccu...
When MiSconduct iS alleged, it iS a huge relief if the relevant boundarieS have been Spelled out officially and put on pap...
portrays the leaders of God   s covenant people, including Christ himself, as God   s shepherds. Their responsibility is t...
A video contest can unlock the energy and commitment of the young in your church and community.  youth   video    Energy b...
Jacob Sokolich stars in the climactic scene from his winning video. Screen capture from the Naples church   s Web site.  T...
What goes into the making of a female minister  Here   s one woman   s story.  on othErs    A Wom A n    s Jou r n ey i n ...
e-mailed relatives of past female ministers now deceased, and interviewed women currently serving in the association. At t...
Plymouth Church, Minneapolis  Elaine Marsh  We di s cov e red a church     that w el comed e v e r y one to the tabl e.  1...
be doing     About a month later, in a Christian Education Board meeting, we learned that a full-time directorship of Chil...
ric thomas.  experience. I was buffeted by congregational dynamics I had not experienced before and felt expected to do th...
a lo N g t h e way  News from the fellowship of churches  bounCing baCK     We deal with some of the highest expectations ...
a lo N g t h e way  monte stuck  included the Congregational Churches of Litchfield, Horton, Portland, Pittsford, Olivet  ...
     emergency capital or operational needs       paid consultation on matters of critical importance to the church  or   ...
All three Abrahamic faiths proclaim the greatness of God. How can we live harmoniously in a world that includes different ...
        But if the enemy incline towards peace, do thou  also  incline towards peace.      Quran 8 61.         And good an...
We cannot condemn a religious tradition for the unholy actions of radicalized militants. Are radicalized militants such as...
In his book The Righteous Mind  Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion, Jonathan Haidt writes     The main w...
more light  summer reading suggestions for god   s free People Jonathan edwards is enjoying  something of a revival in the...
Hartford Puritanism Thomas Hooker, Samuel Stone, and Their Terrifying God, by Baird Tipson. New York  Oxford University Pr...
News aNd Needs of oUr missioNs N e ws m i s s i o N a r i e s at a N N Ua l m e e t i N g  Dr. Josue Hernandez will attend...
Linda Miller, Editor  Efforts were made to repair it, but it was impossible to restore it to its original condition. Durin...
NeCrology J. fred reNNeBohm  J  ohn Frederick Rennebohm, 87, died peacefully Feb. 23 at his home in Elm Grove, Wis. He was...
Pa s to r at e s a N d P U l P i t s ordiNatioNs Oakwood Heights Community Church, Staten Island, N.Y., ordained the Rev. ...
8473 South Howell Avenue Oak Creek, WI 53154-0288  62nd Annual Meeting and Conference  q  National Association of Congrega...