Reimagining Church

Thriving Congregations Initiative: New Models for the 21st Century

Reimagining Today

Operating Through the Holy Spirit

On my way to the first meeting with our Reimagining cohort for the newly named Grace and St. John’s (as of September 18), I was buzzing with excitement.

By Lee Febos
October 6, 2022
Grace & St. Peter’s & St. John the Evangelist
Weeping and Rejoicing

Hamden Plains United Methodist Church is a church with roots.

By Luke Melonakos-Harrison
October 6, 2022
Hamden Plains United Methodist
Working Alongside God

I have begun the exciting process of reimagining church with Trinity Episcopal Church in Seymour, Connecticut.

By Emily Carter
October 6, 2022
Trinity Episcopal Church, Seymour
May the Lord Deal Kindly with You: Our First Meeting

On Sunday we held our first re-imagining church meeting at Trinity on the Green, New Haven.  As we sat down in the upper room behin

Max Sklar
October 6, 2022
Trinity on the Green
Why Reimagine?

Someone like me who has committed to “reimagine church” makes two assumptions. First, we know the church has a problem.

Jordan Sylar
October 6, 2022
First Church of Madison UCC
Reimagining: The End of the Beginning

Trying to summarize the past eight months of dialogue and discernment is a fraught task, let alone trying to accurately the perspectives

Zak Carroll
May 1, 2022
Branford UCC
Why Church?

One question inherent to the Reimagining Church program that is so fundamental that it runs the risk of being overlooked is: Why Church?

Zak Carroll
March 31, 2022
Branford UCC
Reflection on the Feb 12 Gathering

I have sat down to write this reflection since last week more times than I care to count. What should my focus be?

Vanessa Gonzalez-Rivera
February 24, 2022
St. Paul and St. James
Unveiling the Good Work Already Happening

From my view as facilitator of Branford UCC’s conversation with Becca, I saw something remarkable happen.

Jake Cunliffe
January 27, 2022
Branford UCC
How Do We Reimagine?

When I first came into this program called “Reimagining Church” I wondered aloud at one of our first meetings whether the title “Reimagining church” meant re-imagining “our” church or re-imagining the big “C” Church community.

Rev. Barbara Libby and Ray Andrewsen
January 24, 2022
Spring Glen UCC