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Vol. 166 No. 3  CoNgregatioNalist.org  sePteMBer 2014   3.75  oMaha  Meeting Yo u r C h u r c h  endowment  Still Serving ...
A COMFORTABLE RETIREMENT    I   M A PASTOR, NOT IS SOMETHING AEVERYONE SHOULD SINK INTO. FINANCIAL PLANNER.  THANKFULLY, M...
r e l at i o N  the times, they are a-Changin  The old order changeth, yielding place to new  And God fulfills himself in ...
Vol. 166 No. 3  CoNgregatioNalist.org  sePteMBer 2014  f e at u r e s  8 14  hoNor roll of DoNors NaCCC 60th aNNual MeetiN...
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 ...
BY WaY o f M u t ua l C a r e  Changing Means, unchanging ends by Casey vanderBent  I     ve been thinking about the many ...
straNgers aND PilgriMs...  More on Jonathan edwards  D  espite his reputation as a serious scientist, philosopher, theolog...
HonorRoll Distinguished Individual Donors  All gifts to our common cause are important, regardless of the source or amount...
William Street  Grant A. Stannard  Robert and Audrey Brunner  Charles and Barbara Struck  David and Carol Stoepker  Richar...
 100- 499  Continued  Lucille Hobart  Darrell and Jean Fox  Harold Hood and Lottie Jones Hood  Carl Francis  Jane Hopkins ...
Charlotte Mabee  Donald and Barbara Mullen  David and Karen Pier  Susan Maguire  William Muller  Jim Poland  Ruth Mahnke  ...
 100- 499  Continued  Daniel Schlorff  John Whittier Dale Winter  Robert Siegel  M. James and Eleanor Workman  Benj and Ja...
Net MeNDiNg  shoebox in the Cloud       I  love my new gadget, but I   m taking so many pictures that it   s running out o...
The NACCC   s 60th Annual Meeting and Conference abounds in events and opportunities.  NaCCC 60th annual Meeting and Confe...
This new    executive director    would supervise from a distance the office staff in Oak Creek, Wis., while continuing to...
assumed oversight of the National Association   s 11 International, five National, and 11 Recommended missions and reporte...
Wo r s h i P  crammed into available time slots on every day of The assembled body worshiped often and well, notably the c...
Is Congregationalism a faith tradition, a covenant commitment     or a conversation that connects the generations   Congre...
he had scribbled hastily on the way down from Boston, tears began to come  the Spirit moved, and the Burial Hill Declarati...
    What is written in Scripture      And what do you read there      Reading the  Old Testament in the Company of Jesus  ...
ers larry Somm  The Rev. Dr. Richard Cleaves delivers Bible Lectures at the Omaha meeting.       On the way to the end of ...
Points to ponder in reading the Prophets  In the Prophets there are points of prediction, but there is more than that goin...
NashVille Cats  Share the joy of the NACCC youths as they extend a helping hand to people in Nashville.  NA Youths     Kri...
1.Stu Merkel speaks.  care during the worship service, which drew more than 500 people, and participated on its prayer tea...
Why do Congregational volunteers return year after year to help rehabilitate New Orleans   Why We   re Still in  W  NOLA b...
We stay in old schools, converted to dorms for volunteers, where we get our bunks, our showers and three meals a day at a ...
Mary Jean Bell       Worked in protective masks and gear doing mold remediation      Built a prototype pre-fabricated home...
Polly Bodjanac  Corey Hernandez  An Ohio pastor and his son share their eye-opening experience of God   s work transformin...
The next morning, we started our work. Our 40-person team was asked to help with the following projects  Building a new ab...
Listen to a Millennial express what the church needs to be for her generation.  How Can We Reach  Part 2  the  In our June...
Millennial worship is an expression of what Millennials know to be true about the world. They are gravitating towards smal...
One of the NACCC   s financial leaders tells how to empower your church for mission by carefully developing a donor-friend...
As with so many things in life, there is an    80 20 rule    for fund raising. Approximately 80 percent of endowment funds...
members change over time, and conflicts of interest may arise and become very divisive. Investing can bring out strong opi...
A top consultant says churches do better when they are aligned with a clear sense of purpose.  aligning  Barry Szymanski  ...
of clarity of purpose. It is impossible to create alignment in a congregation if there are multiple understandings of the ...
purpose     As important, leaders will evaluate current programming and ask,    What new programs do we need  What existin...
a lo N g t h e WaY  News from the fellowship of churches     Contributions to you are deductible under section 170 of the ...
The visit was planned by Heritage pastor, the Rev. Cindy Bacon Hammer, and the Rev. Jamie Green Klopotoski of the Needham ...
NeWs aND NeeDs of our MissioNs N e Ws NeW MissioN  The Honduran Congregational Mission will no longer be supported by the ...
Linda Miller, Editor  community. The third session dealt with    Social Justice and Civic Engagement     boys learned the ...
NeCrologY r o g e r l au t z e N h i s e r  T  he Rev. Roger E. Lautzenhiser, 91, died Dec. 27, 2012, in Angola, Ind.    H...
Pa s to r at e s a N D P u l P i t s reCeNt Calls Trinity Congregational Church, Grand Rapids, Mich., has called the Rev. ...
CoNtiNueD  Pa s to r at e s a N D P u l P i t s  First Congregational Church of Maltby Snohomish, Wash. LaMoille Congregat...
letters Disagrees With garBer I am disappointed with  William F. Garber   s letter,    Keep Congregationalism Pertinent to...
CoNtiNueD                                                        That is why I am trying to follow Jesus rather than worsh...
Mexico, Continued from p. 29 work in our life together was even more fulfilling. At times, Nathan and I reassured each oth...
8473 South Howell Avenue Oak Creek, WI 53154-0288  61st Annual Meeting and Conference  National Association of Congregatio...