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Congregational Vitality

Creating a ‘contagious community’

Rather than talk about intergenerational church gatherings, Liz Perraud demonstrated one during a Thursday workshop at the national gathering of the Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network, which concludes Friday in the Laws Lodge Conference Center on the campus of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

A long, loving look

As the Rev. Dr. Dee Cooper introduced Tuesday’s plenary speaker at the 1001 New Worshiping Communities and Vital Congregations national gathering, she spoke about serving churches on a divided line.

‘In Christ you are ambassadors for vitality’

The national gathering for 1001 New Worshiping Communities and Vital Congregations opened on Monday with a welcome reception in the Century Ballroom of the Westin Hotel. At Perspectives: The Church … Then … Now …Beyond, those engaged in starting new worshiping communities and working to transform existing congregations will worship and learn together from a pair of keynote speakers, the Rev. Dr. Gregory Ellison and the Rev. Becca Stevens.

Reclaiming evangelism in the Bible Belt

At its most recent session meeting, McGregor Presbyterian Church elders and the church’s pastor, the Rev. Julie Walkup Bird, celebrated.