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Vol. 168 No. 3  Congregationalist.org  SEPTEMBER 2016  Published by the National Association of Congregational Christian C...
A   I   M COMFORTABLE RETIREMENT AIS PASTOR, NOT SOMETHING AEVERYONE FINANCIAL PLANNER. SHOULD SINK INTO.  THANKFULLY, MY ...
S t r a n g e r s And P i l g r i m s . . .  Queen Kaahumanu  1772-1832   T  he great King Kamehameha I, who united the Ha...
Vol. 168 No. 3  Congregationalist.org  SEPTEMBER 2016  FEATURES         8  Psalterium Americanum   11     Cotton Mather an...
Ed i t o r i a l S t a t e m e n t All content in The Congregationalist appears by the authority of the editor. We reserve...
OUR V O Y AGE TOGETHER  Together with the Family  T  by Michael Chittum  he Nobel Peace Prize recipient from Burma, Aung S...
Table Mountain  Robben Island  Stellenbosch University  SAVE THE DATES  Thurs., July 6--Tues. July 11, 2017 International ...
                                                      A champion of musical literacy                                      ...
This all makes one wonder why the work has been neglected for so long. Why has it not been reprinted since the 18th Centur...
entry seems to have no small amount of editorial bias against Mather and or his work. We know that Cotton Mather was passe...
T hank You to Our Supporters T  he National Association of Congregational Christian Churches is grateful to all donors who...
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Bruce   Lavone Chestnut  Ann Hutchings  Jo Parker  Joseph   Judy Clarke  Phil   Michelle Jackson  Joseph Parshall  Bruce C...
to Our Fair Share Churches  T  he National Association of Congregational Christian Churches wishes to thank all the congre...
City State   Church     Sponsor  City State   Church     Sponsor  South Paris, ME First Congregational Church of South Par...
   City State   13 to  14.99 per member  Church     Sponsor  Bennington, VT First Congregational Church of Bennington  Cit...
Up to  6.49 per member City State  Church        Sponsor  City State   Church     Chandler, AZ   Congregational Church Of ...
Understanding Our History  By Scott Couper  Assessing Thanksgiving through the Lens of Anachronism  L  egend has it that i...
century would consider slavery to have been morally or ethically wrong. Of course, today we rightfully advocate slavery is...
us greatly is discerning our interpretation of the past so that we are able to walk confidently forward in faith. The core...
Fellowship abounds at 62nd Annual Meeting  Our J  Continues ust a few years ago, people were predicting the demise of Detr...
Rev. Barry Szymanski illustrates the typical life cycle of a church during his workshop on Vision and Failure for Non-prof...
Congregational Lecturer  Bible Lecturer  Rev. Wm. C. Lange  Rev. Dr. Stephen Murray Butler  Today, the church serves a vib...
Other leadership elected or reelected      Board of Directors     Rev. Don Olsen, Wichita, KS, Member at Large, 4 years  V...
NCAAA welcomes the eight churches installed at the 62nd Annual Meeting and Conference       The Shandon Congregational Chu...
Pilgrims embrace the new and unknown  APilgrim People Yet  Today  The following is excerpted from the Congregational Lectu...
Barry W. Szymanski  left familiar things. They left security behind for a greater goal. They went on a dangerous journey. ...
of all the members to more fully tap into the power and genius of the Congregational Way. Now is the time to use our power...
Encountering God and heaven  Working with the Reality H  of Near-Death  Experiences  ave you ever wondered what it was lik...
Those of us who sang    Here I am    find ourselves today in a society similar to Isaiah   s. As a hospital chaplain, I vi...
their story in return. This year a pastor in Arizona began an Easter series of five Sunday sermons on near-death experienc...
A lo n g t h e Way  News from the fellowship of churches Small Church with a Big Heart Among the current membership at Fir...
Following the service there will be an outdoor celebration from12 00 p.m. until 3 00 p.m. in the park next to the church. ...
N E C ROLOG Y LOYAL B ISHO P  P  astor Loyal G. Bishop, age 86, passed away on June 11, 2016, from Parkinson   s disease. ...
GEORGE B URKERT C REE  T  he Rev. George Burkert    Burk    Cree, 81, died at his home in Zurich, Switzerland on May 20, 2...
N e w s a nd N e e d s o f O u r M i s s i o n s  N EWS Missionaries Attend the Annual Meeting  Thirteen missions were rep...
Linda Miller, Editor  M i s s i o n T i db i t s  Mission School of Hope, Cameroon, has just about finished their clinic b...
P ASTORATES A N D P UL P ITS Ordinations Northfield Tilton Congregational Church, Tilton, NH, ordained the Rev. Michelle  ...
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