United Church of Christ

The Next Generation

Tony Robinson

As we grow older, what's our job?


The Sinai Sabbatical

Matt Laney

Rev. Moses was gone a long time on his Mt. Sinai sabbatical, and the church got impatient.


Know-It-All

Vince Amlin

I was walking with my friend Quinn in an unfamiliar city.


You Will Have Trouble

Vicki Kemper

Does your church cause such a holy ruckus that your neighbors beg you to leave? Or do they even know you're there? 


The Beginning of Wisdom

Emily C. Heath

A few years ago I began adding something new to my prayers every evening.


"Follow Me"

John A. Nelson

Really? Jesus said "Follow me" and Matthew walked away from everything and followed?


Walking Trees

Mary Luti

This is the only time Jesus asks the person he's healing whether his efforts are producing the desired effect.


Giving What You Have

Kenneth L. Samuel

One Sunday, an irate woman announced to some members of our congregation that she would be leaving our church and changing her membership.


Written By Committee

Jennifer Brownell

"Ok, ok," I've heard said (or said myself) in more than one committee discussion about written policies or procedures,  "Can someone volunteer to work on this and bring it back next time?


Fishing in the Anthropocene

Donna Schaper

The Anthropocene age – the one now, where humans are dominant to a self-destructive degree – is forcing us to reconsider animals.