United Church News: June - July 2009

 Building a better church
Blueprints for development and growth are yours!  [Story]
 
 Print no more
 
United Church News to end print production.  [story]
 Resolution roundup
 
Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.  [story]
 Adventure tales
 
Lessons of the church-planting family.  [story]

 Centerstage
 Congregational multiplication: Churches birthing new churches
 Discernment and training for church planting and redevelopment
 Rediscovering evangelism in the 21st century

 In The News
 Prairie Sky UCC: The short life of a new church plant
 United Church News to cease print publication, move news online
 Indiana congregation weaves together worship and justice
 Ecumenical rebuilding effort receives volunteerism award
 General Synod resolutions seek to reshape denomination's mission
 Full slate of pre-Synod events promise something for everyone
 Operation Babylift links UCC family with Grand Rapids museum
 Executive minister nominees offer experience, vision to challenges ahead
 Thomas named to CTS senior staff
 ShortHand
 Transitions
 Adding 'em up: 165

 Opinion Matters
 Meeting God in the unemployment line
 Little things can make big difference for Earth
 Customer service: Can churches get it right?
 From the Collegium: We're never quite ready for something amazing
 In the Margins: Living and breathing in a new era of evangelical courage
 Letters
 Overheard

 Culture
 New book explores the formation of faith communities
 Undercover undergrad finds God where he least expected

 Across the UCC
 Getting a green light on saving the planet
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