Many Voices One Mission: Being Open to a New Way

Martha Goodman

5/15/2019

"I don’t know about you, but the simpler way isn’t always obvious to me." — Martha Goodman


Many Voices One Mission: Innovate and Create

Susan Townsley

5/8/2019

"Churches need to be more innovative. Clearly, the old way of doing things is not working, as demographic studies will show." — Susan Page Townsley


For the Healing of Our World

Kari Nicewander

5/7/2019

This is one of a series of reflections on the joint gathering of the board members of Together, As One Board with the members of the boards of the historic Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences.  Find them all here. Two weeks ago today, my husband got hit by a car. He was commuting to work on his scooter, going straight down the road he travels every day, when a driver turned left, and struck him. And in that moment, things changed in our household. The good news is that Joel...


It’s a New Thing!

Cleo Graham

5/7/2019

This is one of a series of reflections on the joint gathering of the board members of Together, As One Board with the members of the boards of the historic Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences.  Find them all here. "I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert." Isaiah 43:19.   On May 4, 2019, three Conferences or four Boards gathered to worship and build, to break bread and share, to...


A Bittersweet Day

Timoth Sylvia

5/6/2019

This is one of a series of reflections on the joint gathering of the board members of Together, As One Board with the members of the boards of the historic Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences.  Find them all here. To gather with the other members of our three Boards of Directors from the historic conferences alongside those now representing us as the Together As One Board proved to be both an educational opportunity as well as quite inspirational. Over the past few years as ...


A Both/ And Moment

Lauren Lorincz

5/6/2019

This is one of a series of reflections on the joint gathering of the board members of Together, As One Board with the members of the boards of the historic Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences.  Find them all here. What struck me about the day is that it felt like a both/and moment.  What I mean by that is that we are in this moment of celebrating what will be and grieving what has been.  We are waiting for God and running the race.  We are in the already and not yet.  So it’...


We've Arrived

Maxwell Grant

5/6/2019

This is one of a series of reflections on the joint gathering of the board members of Together, As One Board with the members of the boards of the historic Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences.  Find them all here. If you don’t know Woodstock, CT, which is tucked into the upper right hand pocket of Connecticut where Rhode Island and Massachusetts meet, then it is helpful to know that it appears sort of magically out of a series of winding, tree-lined roads.  One minute, you’...


Many Voices One Mission: Extraordinary Things

Marlene Gasdia-Cochrane

5/1/2019

"As the Spotlight editor, I hear about individuals and church groups doing amazing things every day."— Marlene Gasdia-Cochrane


Many Voices One Mission: Common Bond

Jennifer Kronholm Clark

4/24/2019

"Once a pair identifies the common bond on their cards, they share with each other to discover a common bond between themselves." — Jennifer Kronholm Clark


Many Voices One Mission: Redefining Social Matter in America

TJ Harper

4/17/2019

"So often, people fail to realize the interconnectedness of our struggle, because individual liberties are mistaken as the liberation of all people." — TJ Harper


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