The Stillspeaking Writers Group provides a ministry of inspiring word and creative direction for the Daily Devotionals, the Advent/Lenten devotional, and other print resources developed for congregations. Search “writers group” on UCC Resources to purchase materials from the Stillspeaking Writers Group. In addition to the core Stillspeaking Writers Group members, many volunteer writers contribute to these resources.
Vince Amlin is co-pastor of Bethany UCC, Chicago, and co-planter of Gilead Church Chicago.
||Molly Baskette is Senior Minister of the First Church of Berkeley, California.|
||Quinn G. Caldwell is a United Church of Christ minister and the co-author, with Curtis J. Preston, of The Unofficial Handbook of the United Church of Christ.|
||Rev. Kaji Douša is the Senior Pastor of The Park Avenue Christian Church, a congregation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ, in New York City.|
Marchaé Grair is the Director of Public Relations and Outreach for the Unitarian Universalist Association and a member of South Euclid United Church of Christ, South Euclid, Ohio.
||Matthew Laney is the Senior Pastor of Virginia Highland Church UCC in Atlanta, GA.|
||Mary Luti is a long time seminary educator and pastor, and founding member of The Daughters of Abraham, a national network of interfaith women’s book groups.|
||Kenneth L. Samuel is Pastor of Victory for the World Church, Stone Mountain, Georgia.|
||Donna Schaper is Senior Minister at Judson Memorial Church in New York City.|
||Christina Villa is Philanthropy/Communications Consultant at The Pension Boards-United Church of Christ, New York, NY.|
|Rachel Hackenberg is Managing Editor for Faith-forming Publications and The Pilgrim Press, including editorial support to the Stillspeaking Writers’ Group.|
Stillspeaking Writers' Group
Lent Devotional NEW for 2012
$15.00 - 5 devotionals per package - plus Shipping / Handling Charge
Give up your old ideas about Lent, and get a brand new take on the season from these short daily reflections by The Stillspeaking Writers' Group and other contributing authors. This 56-page devotional offers inspiration, humor, and unexpected insights for each day of Lent. Ideal for a weekly Lenten study series or for individual use.
The Stillspeaking Writers' Group is eight United Church of Christ ministers, pastors, and authors who collaborate on a variety of resources for people in the church, outside the church, and not so sure about the church. Their motto: "Hearing God where you live (and other surprising places)."
Additional Resources for Worship
Lent 2012 worship resources.
Worship Ways Lent Archive
Seasonal worship resources.
SAMUEL: Lenten Preaching Resource
Stuck? Find inspiration for your sermon from Samuel, our weekly sermon resource.
From the UCC Writer's Group
A selection of liturgical resources that can be used for your worship planning.
Resources for global awareness
One Great Hour of Sharing
A Lenten Offering
A seven-session curriculum for congregations that calls us to integrate the commitments and practices of our faith into the way we eat.
Resources for spiritual renewal
Justice themed Bible studies archive.
Additional Resources for study
In 2011 the General Synod referred two Resolutions on death and dying for further study. “Faithfully Facing Dying: A Lenten Study Guide on Critical Issues and Decisions for the Members of the United Church of Christ” has been prepared by a dedicated committee to assist churches in a six-week Lenten study and discussion on the range of choices which surround dying and death – hospice care, advance directives, removal of life support, physician aid-in-dying, pain and many other issues. You may download the complete Study Guide.
Catholics in the UCC
A new book available through United Church Press.
Along with the information on the Congregational Vitality site you will find the book for congregational use with the same name.
Ecumenical Partner Resources
Words Matter - an Ecumenical daily devotional on inclusive language from the National Council of Churches, Justice for Women Working Group.
Other Partner Resources
The Greening of Palm Sunday
The University of Minnesota School of Agriculture has developed this cooperative with palm harvesters in Central America, and offer for sale palms which are harvested in a sustainable manner, and whose harvesters are paid a fair wage.