Listening in Anxious Times

Rev. L. Gail Irwin has served UCC and PCUSA churches as a settled and Intentional Interim Pastor. She is a freelance writer for The Christian Century and author of Toward the Better Country: Church Closure and Resurrection (Wipf & Stock, 2014), which was written under a Louisville Institute research grant. Her blog can be found…

What’s a Church Building For, Anyway?

This week, we hear from David Schoen, dschoen@ucc.org  a Minister for Church Legacy & Closure, UCC Church Building & Loan Fund.   A recent study of congregations of many faiths and denominations across our nation ‘Covid-19 Impact Survey of Building Use and Community Programs’ by Partners for Sacred Places found that “Disruptions caused by the pandemic…

On Being Alone And Isolated During The COVID Crisis: The Profound Effects Of Social Isolation!

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…