The Parish Paper

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Ideas and Insights for Active Congregations

Editor: Cynthia Woolever –

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The Parish Paper: Ideas and Insights for Active Congregations, is a monthly resource for local church clergy and lay leaders to use to help their local churches engage in dynamic and fruitful ministry. We encourage you to share The Parish Paper with appropriate boards, committees, teams, or interested members within your congregation.

The Maine Conference has subscribed to this resource on behalf of all Maine UCC churches. This is made possible because of Our Church’s Wider Mission Support. Each monthly issue of The Parish Paper provides ideas, insights, research-findings, and practical methods that strengthen the effectiveness of congregations in accomplishing God’s purposes through their various ministries. Not every suggestion included in The Parish Paper will be right for every church.

The Maine Conference United Church of Christ’s subscription to The Parish Paper INCLUDES:

  • Permission to provide copies to Conference staff and to the congregations within the Maine Conference, UCC in any of the following ways: E-mail, U.S. mail, newspaper, newsletter, meetings, training events, and our Web site.
  • Permission for each congregation within the Maine Conference, UCC to (a) photocopy or electronically distribute for local use as many copies as it needs, (b) post them on its Web site, and (c) quote sentences and paragraphs.

Congregations within the Maine Conference, UCC to which we distribute The Parish Paper do NOT have permission (a) to delete the copyright ownership notice, (b) to re-write, paraphrase, delete, or change the wording of sentences and paragraphs, or (c) to give ANY THIRD PARTY-other than our staff and constituents-permission to photocopy or reprint (in any quantity, no matter how small, whether for free distribution or for sale).

Copyright © 2016 by Cynthia Woolever –