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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.

’Twas the Week before Synod

Happy Synod to all, and to all a good flight!

For the Love of Children

When I was about ten years old, my best friend (who happened to be my "neighbor" in a very rural area—she only lived five miles away!) and I decided to form a "Save the Earth" club.


This may be a little TMI (too much information), but the best ideas come to me while in the shower. 

Serving Beyond the Local Church

I encourage you to ask your chaplains to submit newsletter articles, an annual report, to preach or assist in the rites and sacraments of the Church.

Resurrection Work

Social psychologist Brené Brown writes about the Rising Strong process as one where we walk into our stories and own them and rumble with them.

Bold Women

The 2017 theme for International Women’s Day is #BeBoldForChange

Letting Go and Picking Up

In a profession in which so little is ever "done," I confess to finding a small pleasure in at least one task a week that I could finish.

Where Does Our Treasure Lie?

What we measure matters. “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also,” Jesus said.

Let's Listen to the Story

God's spirit acts in unexpected ways when we simply let the ancient stories of the Bible be stories that speak God's truth to us in our moment.