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Congregation By L. Barrett Powell
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Harwich Community Church has it all, from all appearances. A large, historic and affluent Protestant church along the California coast, it is well-known for its Christian ministry. But now, things... More > are terribly wrong: one of its members has been brutally murdered, an attempt has been made on another and one of its ministers has been arrested for rape. Harwich Community Church is in trouble. The police are called in to deal with the crimes. The Reverend Uma Glicksburg, an earthy and educated Christian clergywoman with a rich personal life is called in to deal with the congregation - but is it no easy task. Through murder, sexual misconduct, dangerous religious fundamentalism, and church politics she balances maintaining her spiritual life and her marriage with helping the members of the congregation through its dark night of the soul into the light of hope and faith.< Less
Congregation By L. Barrett Powell
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Harwich Community Church has it all, from all appearances. A large, historic and affluent Protestant church along the California coast, it is well-known for its Christian ministry. But now, things... More > are terribly wrong: one of its members has been brutally murdered, an attempt has been made on another and one of its ministers has been arrested for rape. Harwich Community Church is in trouble. The police are called in to deal with the crimes. The Reverend Uma Glicksburg, an earthy and educated Christian clergywoman with a rich personal life is called in to deal with the congregation - but is it no easy task. Through murder, sexual misconduct, dangerous religious fundamentalism, and church politics she balances maintaining her spiritual life and her marriage with helping the members of the congregation through its dark night of the soul into the light of hope and faith.< Less
This Congregation Here Present By Andrew S Cowan
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Are all curates chumps? Certainly that would seem to be the case here. Add into the mix a loony bishop; an imperious huntswoman; a criminally-inclined prep. school headmaster together with his... More > flatulent staff; a frivolous, partying vamp, her verbally incontinent butler and a bible-quoting vicar’s wife, all overseen by the incompetent local policeman and there are the ingredients of an entertaining rural romp set in an age of relative innocence.< Less
Delineated Functions of Congregated Constructs By Felino Soriano
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"Delineated Functions of Congregated Concepts channels contemporary life at its most fragile, where through muted tones, profound imagery, and surprising revelation, the poems enact a sense of... More > significance that is uniquely human, though equally lost to us. In this sense, Soriano’s collection is an offering of the utmost sincerity: an ethos of lived space." --Peter G. Res (Author Vibrant Ghost)< Less
Delineated Functions of Congregated Constructs By Felino Soriano
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"Delineated Functions of Congregated Concepts channels contemporary life at its most fragile, where through muted tones, profound imagery, and surprising revelation, the poems enact a sense of... More > significance that is uniquely human, though equally lost to us. In this sense, Soriano’s collection is an offering of the utmost sincerity: an ethos of lived space." --Peter G. Res (Author Vibrant Ghost)< Less
Congregational Revival for America's Heartland By Lauren R. Ley
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This manual provides lenses—geography, religion, politics, culture, economics, history, ethnicity—to better understand the complexity and depth of congregations as social institutions... More > and as the body of Christ within a multi-layered context of life. In all the intermediate and final decisions leading to a vision for mission leaders and congregations discover, if they seek it earnestly, the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit, who desires that all congregations grow—in spiritual maturity, increasing in numbers, seeking converts and developing spirit-filled disciples. Three questions unique to the church’s purpose as the body of Christ have proven helpful by those who aspire to visionary leadership: •What is God doing here or where are we at (Realities) •What does God’s mission ask of us (Foundations) •How do we achieve this vision (Visions)?< Less
Building Legacies (paperback) By Plymouth Congregational Church
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Commemorating people for whom rooms at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis are named. The individuals recognized in this booklet span the generations of Plymouth . . . from little Charles... More > Bovey who died in 1896 to Jack Parsons who was an active member from 1959 to his death in 2008. Each essay provides a glimpse into the life of Plymouth when each of these individuals made his or her mark.< Less
Stories Between Us: Oral Histories from a Countercultural Congregation By Lena Rebecca Richardson
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Stories Between Us: Oral Histories from a Countercultural Congregation; Plus a Guide to Creating Your Own Oral History Project shares life histories of activist UU elders. The elders are all members... More > of the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, a locus for social activism. Lisa Rubens of the Regional Oral History Office at UC Berkeley calls the project "a wonderful compendium of social memory and historical documentation." Illustrated by photos, the oral history excerpts also serve as a model for other congregations. The book features a step-by-step guide for creating an intergenerational oral history project similar to the Berkeley Fellowship Project. The book provides guidance about interview techniques, recording methods, project design, volunteer recruitment, and creating a community history celebration. It also includes curricula for six intergenerational story circles.< Less
Agency and the Tree of Life By Brandon Wernli
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A book which outlines the interaction between agency and the fruits of the tree of life as one progresses to become more like Christ
My Life Story By Lorna Anderson
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A biography of Lorna Mae Mitcham from her childhood growing up in Sabine, WV, through years as an Assembly of God pastor's wife in Sioux City, IA. The author describes her childhood in a coal camp... More > in the forties and fifties, and then what it was like being a young house mother to young orphan boys in Alaska. She presents the story leading to the formation of the Central Assembly of God Ministries in Sioux City, its tremendous initial successes and finally the circumstances that led to significant divisions in the congregation. Concurrently, her personal story is interwoven with the historical events. (Hardback)< Less