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DECEMBER 2018 VOL. 170     NO. 4  What is  Christmas  Water is  Life   Mayyim hem Chayim  Believeland  AMC in Cleveland  P...
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  4 6 10 18 20 22 24  Recognition is Due ON THE COVER  The Rev. Dr. Cindy Bacon Hammer talks wit...
OUR  Voyage TOGETHER  A  ccording to the authors of Christianity for Dummies , Christmas is explained in this way  You pro...
is DUE  T  he recognition of one   s peers is the highest form of praise, so the National Association of Congregational Ch...
Water is Life  Mayyim hem An interfaith mission to  Y  om Kippur, observed this past September, marked the 12-month point ...
m Chayim  help Puerto Rico  with Rev. Dr. Irven Gammon and Raquel S.  Riqi  Kosovske  The recipient, Zevio Schnitzer, huma...
There was no cost for the transport. The mission not only helped our struggling neighbors in Puerto Rico but made good fri...
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Believeland  AMC in Cleveland  Playhouse Square attracts over a million guests to its 1,000  annual events. Photo by Cody ...
Ted and Ellen Polhemus Stiffler live in Mansfield, Ohio and are members of First Congregational Church. Recently retired, ...
Floor to ceiling     everything must go at Pamela   s house. Final day at Pamela   s house.  THE  Along WAY Youth On a Mis...
150 Years  This year marks the 150th anniversary of First Congregational Church in Waseca, and the congregation has found ...
CONTINUED  THE  Along WAY  Church opens doors to homeless  F  or 16 years, Family Promise operated a day center at a Luthe...
Bringing the Gospel to the stage  O  Submitted by Amber Hagin, Second Congregational Church of Warren, Maine  n February 8...
of OUR  CHRISTMAS AT OUR MISSIONS The deadline for making Christmas donations to the missions has passed, but any time is ...
Bible study in Maniche  Preparing food for the new meal program  Linda Miller  Good Bye to a Good Friend On March 1, Linda...
ON  Giving by Kevin Gromley  T  he holiday season has arrived. It is a time for family and friends, for happy reunions, fo...
g  the NACCC, and to manage those donations in accordance with donors    wishes and the NACCC   s purpose. In that time I ...
on Mission Ephraim and friends  T  he fountain of fellowship is Jesus. In Matthew 18 12 Jesus says,   For where two or thr...
In his 1978 book, A Special Kind of Belonging, Herbert Wagemaker writes,    The love that transforms the group process doe...
ThePreaching  Task  by Michael W. Glidden  A  re there any preachers out there  I must admit that I love the task of preac...
HIT SHARE   Joining the NACCC staff  by Shawn Stapleton  I have been a newspaper reporter, a Congregational congregant and...
Choir Member Gives  GIFT OF LIFE by Terry Lester Wing  G  od leads us in directions we would never think possible in our l...
IMPRESSIONS  Awakening Symposium  from the  by Michael Chittum  T  he Awakenings Symposium, hosted by the First Congregati...
Pastorates PULPITS Recent Calls First Congregational Church, Saugerties, N.Y. has called Pastor Frank Fabiano as Senior Mi...
2018  CALENDAR  January 14, 2019 Copy deadline for the March issue of The Congregationalist Contact editor naccc.org or 80...
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