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Love Isn't Always Nice

Yes. From what I’ve seen and experienced, we are too focused on being nice to each other, and not focused enough on loving each other and the world

Want to Be Happy? Be Grateful

David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk who has spent decades studying and practicing gratitude, says that “happiness doesn’t make you grateful; gratefulness makes you happy.” 

It’s All About the Kids, Now

Children and youth can be a way forward toward working with God’s spirit to create a just world for all.

A Just World for All

At the end of a full year of open dialogue that engaged covenant partners across the full life of the denomination, the United Church of Christ Board affirmed a Purpose, Vision, and Mission statement for the denomination. 

Veteran’s Day: No Matter Who You Are

In October as part of a series focused on sharing best practices, four local UCC ministers who are military veterans spoke about their experiences in the military and in the church. 

Blessed are the Bean Counters

Let's face it: There’s no glory for the Bean Counters. 

Always On a Sunday?

The Pew Research Center just released the results of a study about how church goers choose a new place of worship. 

The Tradition (!) of Innovation

Picture innovation. You probably picture gadgets, right? Technology, not poetry! 

Heroes Among Us

Something wonderful is happening in the Evangelical church in this country. 

Summer Communities of Service

Ten-year-old children breaking out into song and dance; preschoolers lighting up in awe at writing their ABCs; teenagers finding a safe space to be who they are – Summer Communities of Service interns are there.