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Resources for Casting Your Nets on the Other Side

The resources shown below were used at the October 23 - 25, 2009 Fall Gathering and/or offered in support of other activities in the 2009-2010 Casting Your Nets year.

If you are interested in learning more about how the Casting Your Nets initiative might help your congregation reach out to and serve others in your community, please contact one of our Casting Your Nets consultants:

Southeast Region - Bonnie Miller - 914-997-7322 or Bonni333@aol.com
Upstate Region - Marcia Tolman - 518-374-4114 or dcemtolman@nycap.rr.com
Western Region - Lex Liberatore - 585-591-2705 or stpaulunited@verizon.net

Maybe Hospitality is..."What It's All About"
Ron's October 24, 2009 outline.


Outline for Fellowship Action Plan.


Carol Giordano, NY Conference Minister for Stewardship, Management and Development, welcomes opportunities to meet with churches and groups of churches to help them nurture the generosity of their members. She can be reached by phone at 315-446-3073 or by e-mail at giordanc@uccny.org.

She has developed resources which can be found on the New York Conference web site.

Outline for Generosity Action Plan.


Ron Buford developed this talent worksheet which he encourages us to adapt to our own uses.

God Is Still Speaking Pew Pad - Here is a sample of a pew pad which can be ordered by calling UCC Resources at 1-800-537-3394.

Outline for Invitation Action Plan


Workshop leader Lex Liberatore recommends these books:
52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation: Practical Hospitality by Randy Hammer
I Refuse to Lead a Dying Church by Paul Nixon
Governance and Ministry by Dan Hotchkiss
Christianity for the Rest of Us by Diana Butler Bass
Consider the possibility that young adults in your congregation might wish to join the mission opportunity in South Africa July 29 - August 12, 2010. Details are found at http://www.flowingstreams.org/Mission/SA-YA2010.html.

Outline for Misssion Action Plan.


"O Come, O Come, Emanuel" - Stewardship of the Earth Version
Elements to consider in thinking about a worship service.
Imaginative ways to consider prayer.
Worship Workshop Session 1 - October 24, 2009 - with participant feed-back.
Worship Workshop Session 2 - October 24, 2009 - with participant feed-back.
Worship Workshop Session 3 - October 24, 2009.
Worship Workshop Session 4 - October 24, 2009.

E-Mail Amy Barlow Liberatore at jazzgospelamy@rochester.rr.com for the full music of The Work of Many Hands or other work she has composed.

Outline for Worship Action Plan.

Implementing Casting Your Nets

Introduction to Casting Your Nets
Mission Vision Assignment - An Initiative for Net Increase in Mission, Members and Money

Other Resources

To subscribe to the UCC daily devotionals to which our Worship Leader Maren Tirabassi contributes, visit http://i.ucc.org/FeedYourSpirit/Subscribe/tabid/101/Default.aspx

Keep up with the excitement of our denomination, now led by "our own" Geoffrey Black. Subscribe to the weekly "Keeping You ePosted" e-zine by visiting http://www.ucc.org/keeping-you-eposted/.

Benefit from the resources of the UCC Congregational Vitality initiative which can be found at http://www.ucc.org/vitality/.

Consider the resources of the Alban Institute whose web site is http://www.alban.org/. They offer a free weekly newsletter to which you can subscribe at http://www.alban.org/albanweeklysignup.asp.

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