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SEPTEMBER 2018 VOL. 170     NO.3  THANK YOU DONORS  Picture of health,  Church Vitality  Re   ections from the  64th Annua...
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  10 14 15 16 20 22 24 28 34 38 40 42  Unleashed to Witness  Poem  A Visit In The Night ON THECO...
OUR  Voyage TOGETHER  Mission and Vision AT THE 2018 ANNUAL MEETING  T  he 2018 Annual Meeting in San Diego can be describ...
AND  Strangers PILGRIMS WESTWARD HO  Congregationalism   s Expansion into California  T  he Reverend Dr. Lowell W. Linden ...
AND  Strangers PILGRIMS and two Protestant Episcopal full-time Christian ministers. There were also a number of local and ...
The Reverend Dr. Lowell Linden has served over 50 years in the Christian Ministry. He is a graduate of UCLA, Fuller Theolo...
THE  Along WAY Celebrating 50 Years as Organist and Choirmaster  I  n 2018-19, Philip Brunelle celebrates his 50th year as...
Historic Meeting House at Risk  T  he meeting house of the Central Congregational Church at Galesburg, Illinois, has been ...
AND  News NEEDS  of OUR  NEWS FROM THE MISSIONS Lisa Cortes from Mission Mazahua, Mexico, reports that she and Norberto ar...
Workshop members in Nigeria  Ministries Continue to Serve In December, the Rev. Matthew Oladele and his wife Mary at Chris...
UNLEASHEDto Reflections from the 64th Annual Meeting of the NACCC  64th  Annual Meeting   Conference  The Reverend John Ta...
Witness  Davis claims that God will provide us with seekers and sojourners. Remember the parable of the sower in Matthew 1...
A VISIT In The Night by Bernadette Butler  T  he following poem was written by Bernadette Butler during Quiet Day at the 6...
Sleep. Dream. Awaken.  AND  Awakened UNLEASHED  A Reflection on the NACCC Quiet Day  T  his pattern of our lives is integr...
ThankY0u  RECOGNITION IS DUE  T  donors for  he National Association of Congregational Christian Churches wishes to thank ...
supporting our mission  Bob   Barbara Smith E. Sorensen Mike   Pat Stahl Marion Stowell John   Cindy Tamilio Eleanor Verno...
ThankY0u  RECOGNITION IS DUE   250- 499  Continued  Floyd Carlson Basil   Linda Chadbourne Dorothy Chapman Norm   Marcia C...
r supporting our mission Diane Rochette-Dasilva Cedric   Lorraine Rogers Lois Rosebrooks Alan   Nancy Roskam John   Christ...
The Business  OF SAN DIEGO  ut you will receive Bpower when the  Holy Spirit comes on you  and you will be my witnesses in...
Performers from First Samoan Congregational Christian Church  MEETING   CONFERENCE Music in the air  Sole Hope brings hear...
Elected  TO SERVE  NACCC 64TH ANNUAL M Current Moderator Laura Hamby passed the  head banana  gavel to incoming moderator,...
Phil Jackson  right  and Justin Nierer  right   Joy Eng-Matos  MEETING   CONFERENCE Sherry Glab  ANNUAL MEETING   CONFEREN...
in Congregational History, AT THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA  by Charles Packer  Eric Elnes, keynot...
Spirituality, and Vision  Emily Miller-Todd, presenter  Mary Biedron, presenter  Wendy Van Tassell, presenter  Rev. Daniel...
CONTINUED  in Congregational History, Spirituality, and Vision  In the concluding paper of the Symposium,    Learning to I...
2018  REV. THOMAS V. HEATHER The Reverend Thomas Heather, age 81, died at home on March 17, 2018. A native of Naperville, ...
Picture of Health   CHURCH VITALITY     UNLEASHED,    the theme of the 64th Annual Meeting   Conference, was interpreted i...
rooted in God to the Reverend Dawn Carlson and the Reverend Ian Macdonald, neither does church. Carlson is the force behin...
Picture of Health   CHURCH VITALITY  Christian-Muslim Dialogue in the Local Church    , has been involved in interfaith di...
Three churches take different paths to success With a healthy church as the shared vision, three ministers discussed succe...
Picture of Health   CHURCH VITALITY  in New York, where 37 percent of the population was born in another country and less ...
indifferent to their own agenda and more interested in God   s will. Health comes when members share a clear vision and mi...
UNLEASHEDto Witness   what   s it take to bear witness by Marianne King  A  cts 1 8 -- the apostles are filled with the Ho...
laughter when rebuked by God. Yet she conceives a child by her faith and names him Isaac, which means   he laughs.    Lind...
what   s it take to bear witness  Or, as LIndvall put it,   that which would make us cry would yet make us rejoice.     Ma...
Mining Our Metaphors  FOR  Ministry and Mission THE 2018 MIDWEST MINISTERS    CONVOCATION By Rev. Sarah Gladstone, Rev. Ju...
   Who Is My Neighbor Now     by Alicia Negrete de Riedy y Familia Legaspi Editor   s note  In his workshop,    Prophetic ...
Sure enough, God sends us Maria, but this time from another jail. Here is her story   Domestic violence survivor and asylu...
WHAT DO MILLENNIALS in a Church     by Linda Tossey  The Rev. Linda Tossey has been Senior Pastor at People   s Congregati...
WANT  Book attribution  Searching for Sunday  Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church  Rachel Held Evans, Nelson books, Ha...
Hunger of the Soul  is Silent Retreat Theme  T  he Congregational Society of Classical Retreat Guides will host a Silent R...
2018  CALENDAR  OCTOBER 11     OCTOBER 13, 2018 Awakenings Symposium First Congregational Church, Marshalltown, IA SEPTEMB...
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