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Congregational Stories About Sharing Ministry

Ministry is no longer an act provided only by those who are ordained or called to serve. Ministry happens wherever individuals embrace the belief that their good works, their volunteerism, their acts, can help serve the mission and vision of their congregation.

Where formerly people may have thought of themselves as 'just a volunteer' or one of a nameless group of people performing a task, now, more and more, members of Unitarian Universalist congregations understand that ministry is something shared by all who are part of a spiritual community; a way to put faith into action for the benefit of the church and the wider community.

These stories of congregational life share the ways in which members of Unitarian Universalist churches have ministered to one another and discovered new ways of serving and being served.

The Value of Community
October 27, 2008 | by John Ford

What is Your Ministry?
October 3, 2008 | by Rev. Dr. Jan Carlsson-Bull

Strong Growth from Valued Roots
October 3, 2008 | by Nancy Lister

A Peace Shawl Ministry at UU Fellowship of Southern Maryland
October 3, 2008 | by Marianna Nystrom

Creating a Lay Pastoral Care Team Ministry
April 14, 2008 | by River Road Unitarian Church

Long Distance Travelers Group Help Bridge Geographical Divide
February 19, 2007 | by Jean Wiant, Director of Religious Education

Parents of Newborns and Toddlers Group Strengthens Family Connections at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County
February 19, 2007 | by Jean Wiant, Centre County, Pennsylvania

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Last updated on Wednesday, May 4, 2011.

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