from our friends at NorthReach ENDING STIGMATIZING LANGUAGE According to the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), “inclusive language acknowledges diversity, conveys respect to all people, is sensitive to differences, and promotes equal opportunities” (2016). The LSA (2016) created a guideline […]
Genesis 1:27 Women and Men created in God’s image “Humankind was created as God’s reflection: in the divine image God created them; female and male, God made them.” Hosea 11:3-4 God described as a mother God: “Yet it was I […]
The Lilly Endowment put out some GREAT resources on effective video conferencing. Part 1 covers everything from the basics (signing up, joining a call) to more advanced skills (creating breakout groups, polling participants). Part 2 explores pedagogical question such as […]
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has assembled an incredible guide covering topics including physical and mental health, lost wages, and incarceration.
The Southern New England Conference is posting resources to help churches with streaming worship and other gatherings and with online giving. This includes information on platforms for streaming, music licensing, and how-to guides for Zoom and for creating good video. […]
We may be quarantined, but ministry does not stop. The Christian Century offers guidelines as they explore the question “How can we accompany people through this valley of anxiety, fear, and death?”
As we isolate to protect ourselves and our communities, how are you all coping and getting through? Please share your creative strategies for hope, peace, comfort, mental health, and joy. This is NOT the place for COVID-related information or warnings, […]
A resource from Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Conferences of the United Church of Christ Plan a Climate Change Sabbath the Sunday after Easter (Arbor Day/Earth Day) to unite our efforts to preserve our planet and our very way of […]
Our Whole Lives (UCC), together with Sexuality and Our Faith (UUA), helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their relationships, health and behavior in the context of their faith. It equips participants with accurate, age-appropriate information in six subject […]
Each year, FASPE Seminary awards fellowships to 14 to 16 individuals pursuing, or recent graduates of, graduate-level religious training at divinity schools, seminaries, chaplaincy programs or other related institutions. Fellows spend two weeks in Berlin and Poland, where they visit […]
“To acquire the resilience necessary to thrive in a rapidly changing world, pastors need people, practices and purpose, says the director of the Resilient Leaders Project.” Check out the pdf attachment to learn more
White Privilege: Let’s Talk—A Resource for Transformational Dialogue is an adult curriculum from the United Church of Christ that’s designed to invite church members to engage in safe, meaningful, substantive, and bold conversations on race. Contents include the Curriculum and […]
Rev. Dr. Lori Baldwin (DMin ’18) will lead a series will examining the exclusionary and patriarchal attitudes of the church toward women in ministry and leadership positions. How do we affirm and encourage women’s growth in the ministry and the […]
It is hard to believe that a few weeks after ending the longest government shutdown in our country’s history, we are facing the possibility of yet another one this week. While we all watch and wait to see if our […]
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