Rev. Cleo Graham commemorates the 400-year anniversary of African slaves first coming to America by sharing stories about her own ancestors.
"As the Spotlight editor, I hear about individuals and church groups doing amazing things every day."— Marlene Gasdia-Cochrane
"What if legacy thinking guided all our church decisions?" — Rev. Jonathan New
"It truly is a life changing experience being a counselor." — Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer
"We are map-less. But we cannot stand still." — Sioux Wilusz
"They are more than just balance sheets and income statements; they tell the story of the Conference and how our local churches have helped better the world over the past...
"What makes Christian Community different, however, is that in Christian Community we believe in reconciliation, the restoration of relationship, and welcoming folks back...
"You are in control of your own movement. And when you get good and comfortable, Rock The Boat." — Sioux Wilusz
"And all of us can pray."— Karen Methot
"If that’s not God showing up, I’m not sure what is!" — Emily McKenna
"We need to stop believing that teaching the Bible in an educational setting will bring ...
"This community-building thing we do works for grown-ups, too!" — Rev. Mary Nelson
"Now is the time to get at it." — Rev. Kelly Gallagher
Your congregation's history matters - and not just to the people in the pews.
"Memory has an influence on what we see and do." — Rev. Wendy Vander Hart
"I... have a responsibility to mark history proclaiming that transformation is often achieved by small acts of courage." —Rev. Damaris Whittaker
When I’m asked, “What is the greatest challenge facing the United Church of Christ?” I always reply, “the greatest challenge facing the United Church of Christ is how do ...