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The Congregationalist March 2019

MARCH 2019 VOL. 171     NO. 1  Toward a  Congregational Missiology WHAT IS A  Congregational Church  CHRISTIAN UNITY Achie...
We   ve changed our look. Not our mission. We have a new, contemporary look to our name. But our focus remains the same  h...
Table of CONTENTS Features  6 10 14 16 18 20 22 24 27 28 29  Toward a Congregationalist Missiology  ON THE COVER  Newfield...
OUR  Voyage TOGETHER  By Michael Chittum, Executive Director National Association of Congregational Christian Churches  CH...
HOSTED BY THE OHIO ASSOCIATION JUNE 22-25 2019  Cleveland Airport Marriott u Cleveland, Ohio Rev. Dr. Brett Younger, Bible...
Toward a  Gaius Glenn Atkins  A  Congregational  Our way is an incarnational way. Our way is an adaptable way. Our way is ...
Missiology By Chris Surber  in the desperate details of Haiti is to accept that the world really is this broken and that w...
Congregational Missiology Gospel, while adaptability allows for the creation of life on life relationships. A lot of peopl...
YOU HAVE A The Congregationalist celebrates the voices of Congregationalism, unique in our thinking and unified by our her...
W H A T  I S  A  Congregational Church  Creeds and Liturgy  By Andrew McHenry How It Started Some articles are designed to...
THE  Along WAY Building On Faith  T  his past fall, volunteers from Rockwood First Congregational Church joined volunteers...
AND  News NEEDS  of OUR  NACCC WELCOMES NEW MISSION The Reverend Joy Matos is a new chaplain for Seafarer   s Friend in Ma...
The Camp Fire destroyed the church building in Paradise, California, but the Craig Memorial Congregational Church congrega...
A Look at a Too-Little Known Bene   t   The Providence Endowment by Edith Bartley  I am on the Board of the NACCC   s sist...
Edith Bartley is a 50  year member of Plymouth Church in Brooklyn, New York. She served a term on the Executive Committee ...
   Buckles, Aprons, Plymouth   s Golden Thread by James P. Nichols PROLOGUE Sitting on a communion table in the front of t...
field combine to form an artifact so inseparable from American culture it   s unthinkable a citizen could live a normal li...
SAME DATES,  DIFFERENT CONVOCATIONS by Justin Nierer  It was a dark and stormy night. The rain soaked the ground, and I co...
The Reverend Justin J. Nierer is the lead pastor of Sandstone Congregational Church in Jackson, Michigan. He absolutely lo...
A Prophecy Revealed to Me... IS THE  Golden Ruletarni     Now Jesus himself had pointed out that a prophet has no honor in...
ished   by Bill Rhoads  of division between Republicans and Democrats, gun-rights supporters and gun-control advocates, th...
Christian Unity Achieved  By Dr. David W. T. Brattston  T  here is no further need for efforts toward Christian unity. The...
Necrology 2018  TO THE  Letters EDITOR After reading Rev. Tamilio s article  Unleased to Witness,  I beg to question who e...
A Labor  of Love  by Lawrence Balleine  S  ome call them    work camps.    Others refer to them as    mission trips.    Bo...
Lawrence H. Balleine is a 1975 CFTS graduate and past contributor to The Congregationalist. Now retired, he served as a pa...
of Love  Try to complete all work assignments. Tidy up all work sites after each day s work. Appoint a scribe to briefly r...
R  everend Dan Vellinga, Senior Minister of the First Congregational Church of Marshalltown, Iowa, will lead a Quiet Day R...
An Easter Hope Submitted by the Reverend Dr. Michael Chittum  A  s we look ahead to Easter, let me share with you one of t...
Speaking ofTHE ANNUAL  MEETING AND CONFERENCE . . .  T  wo keynote speakers promise to enlighten, educate, and entertain a...
Pastorates    PULPITS  Recent Calls First Congregational Church, Crown Point, N.Y. , has called Rev. Joshua Mancini as Sen...
2019  CALENDAR  APRIL 29 -MAY 2, 2019 Copy deadline for the March issue of The Congregationalist Contact editor naccc.org ...
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