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The Congregationalist vol. 167 no 3

Vol. 167 No. 3  CoNgregatioNalist.org  sePteMBer 2015   3.75  Published by the national Association of Congregational Chri...
A COMFORTABLE RETIREMENT    I   M A PASTOR, NOT IS SOMETHING AEVERYONE SHOULD SINK INTO. FINANCIAL PLANNER.  THANKFULLY, M...
straNgers aND PilgriMs...  harriet Beecher stowe  1811-1896   A  nother of Lyman Beecher   s famous children was Harriet B...
Vol. 167 No. 3  CoNgregatioNalist.org  sePteMBer 2015  F e at u r e s  8 12  hoNor roll  Distinguished Individual Donors  ...
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 ...
o u r VoYag e t o g e t h e r  looking Forward  A  n interesting thing happened to me on the way to the 2015 NACCC Annual ...
by Michael Chittum  together, we must ensure that contributions to the Shared Ministry Fund increase so the association fu...
Honor Roll  Distinguished Individual Donors  All gifts to our common cause are important, regardless of the source or amou...
Richard and Lucy Beall Graeme  Leonard and Lois Capobianco  Donald Sweitzer  L.H. Harsh  Bobbie Chapman  Barry Szymanski  ...
Martin and Judith Hansen  Lynn Merkel  Robert and Nancy Harloff  George Merriman  Jerold Cochran  Randall and Linda Hase  ...
David W. and Carol K. Stoepker  John Berry  John Doud  Nelda and Monte L. Stuck  Lana Beseau-Johnson  Frederick Dunn  Gary...
Thomas MacDonald  Constance Serror  Karla Mall  Dale Sharp  David and Mary Henry  William Marin Jr.  Lillian Shelton  Bob ...
Wendy Van Tassell  Centering oneself in the Divine through guided silent meditation can lead to spiritual growth.  Support...
What makes the NACCC tick  Our annual family gathering and love-fest is a big part of it.  Joy Morning in the   and Aftern...
Two items of new business gained unanimous acceptance by the delegates   1  A motion by the Rev. William Lange of Detroit,...
The main Sunday worship and communion service was led by the Rev. Dr. Michael Chittum, assisted by liturgist Laura Hamby, ...
the Bible Lecturer will be the Rev. Dr. Stephen Butler Murray, president of Evangelical Theological Seminary. Attendees al...
This year   s Congregational Lecture gives us insight to what worship means in our Congregational context.  ConGREGATionAl...
Background Image  God, as appreciated in worship. Artist s crayon rendering by Cindy Bacon Hammer.  Next, we reviewed the ...
A provocative view of the Bible sparks lively debate among attendees.  BiBlE lECTuRE  Humans  in God   s  Larry Sommers  E...
God is a grand creative agent who is radically present in his unplanned and untamed worlds     presentation of Wisdom in P...
   What difference does it make if i do anything at all     the same mindset that broke it. Instead, Dr. Erickson sought t...
What does faith in action look like  Ask a youth.  with the at the Dream Center by Lynn Merkel and Joanne Simpson  W  hat ...
meeting with people living in tents or on the street and sharing food and prayer. The NAPF group and counselors had the op...
A newcomer to our fellowship sees Congregationalism with fresh eyes  fresh eyes on History and Polity I     ve just return...
clothes, the preference of music, or the varied styles of architecture. We are ever-evolving in our appearance. But we are...
Funny how one thing leads to another     clear across the world.  From the  Lagoon in the Pacific to the  Pulpit of Westmi...
New England made donations to purchase that boat. Each child received a document, a kind of    stock paper,    for each do...
Brewster, William Bradford, and others. He was of the opinion that the Congregationalists are still part of Christianity i...
CongregationalisT THE  EDITORIAL POLICY  The policy of The CongregaTionalisT magazine involves ten strategic principles  1...
r e l at i o N  editorial independence  Still needed, After All These Years  a s i lV e r t r u M P e t But the demographi...
r e l at i o N  C o N t i N u e D  a correct policy  the Board of Directors unanimously embraced it Aug. 6, and we hope th...
Boundary issues in the church have a lot to do with    burnout.     OUT  BOUNDS  Part 2  U  pon returning from her husband...
   BURNOUT IS a SyNdROmE Of EmOTIONal ExHaUSTION, dEpERSONalIzaTION, aNd REdUcEd pERSONal accOmplISHmENT THaT caN OccUR am...
Readers of this article may recognize some or all of these factors in their own experience. I cannot count the number of t...
The lifetime passion of a grand old Congregationalist gives us all access to a treasury of knowledge.  The Arvel M. and Ka...
Volunteers from Olivet College and Olivet Congregational Church traveled to Steece   s home in Shelburne Falls, Mass., to ...
Church musicians  Need an organized approach to planning  Here   s one.  Planning Music for  s hi p Wor  by Peter Stickney...
Musicians perform in worship at First Parish Church, Saco, Maine.       Each specific week   with date, place in the litur...
NeWs aND NeeDs oF our MissioNs N e Ws N e Pa l e a r t h Q ua K e u P Dat e  The Mission and Outreach Ministry Council has...
Linda Miller, Editor  MissioN tiDBits  Awit and Nanny Castillo from National Association of Congregational Churches  Phili...
a lo N g t h e WaY  News from the fellowship of churches  AN UNEXPECTED VISITOR DROPPED IN The Rev. Marilyn Danielson pray...
Gifts may be sent to  One Great Hour of Sharing c o NACCC P O Box 288 Oak Creek WI 53154 Make checks payable to OGHS   Por...
NeCrologY Muriel reaM  M  uriel Elizabeth Ream, 94, died in Brookfield, Wis., on Feb. 19, 2015. She was married for 59 yea...
policy as a trustee on the Michigan State Bar Foundation. In 2003, the year he retired, the Association of Black Judges in...
Pa s to r at e s a N D P u l P i t s orDiNatioNs First Congregational Church, Grand Junction, Mich., ordained the Rev. Tod...
United Church of Marco Island Marco Island, Fla. United Congregational Church Norwich, Conn.  Third Avenue Congregational ...
8473 South Howell Avenue Oak Creek, WI 53154-0288  62nd Annual Meeting and Conference  q  National Association of Congrega...