Special Report: The Pandemic’s Effects on Ministry Resignations

Taylor B. Russell is the Research Specialist for the UCC Center for Analytics, Research & Development, and Data. She is also the administrator for Access UCC, the online version of the Yearbook & Directory.   This week, we want to highlight another awesome Special Report from the 2021 Statistical Profile by the Rev. Jeff Nelson, Minister for…

Stronger Together: Consolidations & Mergers

David Schoen is Minister for Church Legacy & Closure, UCC Church Building & Loan Fund, dschoen@ucc.org . “Do we want to consolidate? If we say yes to that question, how do we do it well?” That’s what Reverend Kathy Itzin and Reverend T. Michael Rock asked themselves and their congregations. They are co-pastors now of what they…

How Do You Lead a Traumatized People?

David Lindsey has served UCC churches in California, Minnesota, and Virginia. He now serves as the Executive Director of the Interfaith Council of Metropolitan Washington in D.C. Leading faith communities has always been a challenge, yet that challenge has intensified since March of 2020. Over the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a…

Special Report: Who is Being Ordained in the UCC?

Taylor B. Russell is the Research Specialist for the UCC Center for Analytics, Research & Development, and Data. She is also the administrator for Access UCC, the online version of the Yearbook & Directory.   Welcome back! This week we continue to dive into the 2021 Statistical Profile Special Reports Section. The Rev. Elizabeth Dilley, Minister and…

Special Report: Yearbook Data Submission

Taylor B. Russell is the Research Specialist for the UCC Center for Analytics, Research & Development, and Data. She is also the administrator for Access UCC, the online version of the Yearbook & Directory.   Greetings, Vital Signs and Statistics family! The CARDD office is midway through the annual church data collection period (yay!!). There are times…

These Intrepid Travelers!

This week we hear from Rev. Bobbie McKay, Ph.D.,  a UCC  minister, author, and licensed psychologist. Rev. McKay co-created The Spiritual Health Center, NFP, and conducted a research study on Spiritual Life in the United Church of Christ. Based on the findings of this study, “Spiritual Life Teams” were born and the study has been extended into the Episcopal…