Written by Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi
The sun is setting on Congregations Weekly, so this is the last issue you will be receiving from us. Given the ways that media has changed and the new needs arising from congregations, we are saying “Farewell” to Congregations Weekly in its current form.
This weekly email was originally developed as a part of the Congregational Vitality and Discipleship team’s ministry through Local Church Ministries and featured content regarding new initiatives and practices for congregations. It evolved over the years in a variety of ways, taking on new names and authors as national ministries shifted. We honor the ways that this resource has impacted the UCC and also look forward to finding new avenues for resourcing local churches. It has truly been our great joy and passion to share thoughts, resources, best practices, and stories of vital ministry with you over these last few years.
In 2018, be on the lookout for new communications from the national ministries of the UCC, providing resources for congregations in a variety of formats.
With every sunrise, there is a sunset. And with every sunset, we know the sun will rise again to bring forth a new day. We thank you for reading Congregations Weekly, and we look forward to sharing with you what is to come in 2018. In the meantime, we hope that you will remain connected to the work of the UCC through our other regular emails, including Keeping You Posted (KYP), the Stillspeaking Daily Devotional, COMma, UCC Roots, NewSacred, Witness for Justice, Vital Signs & Statistics blog, Church Building & Loan Fund newsletter and others. Subscribe to some of these here.
Blessings on your congregation!
The Leadership Team of Local Church Ministries — Rev. Ivy Beckwith, Rev. Chris Davies, Rev. Patrick Duggan, Rev. Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi, and Rev. Holly MillerShank
The Rev. Dr. Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi is director of the United Church of Christ's Center for Analytics, Research and Data (CARD). Kristina and other ministers-researchers blog about questions of importance for the UCC and beyond at http://carducc.wordpress.com.