March 17, 2014
At 10 am Sunday, March 23, Forum welcomes UCC national staff-person Reverend Rachel G. Hackenberg. She will lead a conversation on new discernment guide, The Marks of Faithful and Effective Authorized Ministers. ‘The Marks’ offer a series of 64 indicators for ministerial formation and growth, developed as a result of the 2005 Ministry Issues Pronouncement of General Synod 25. "With these Marks in hand, we will reflect on our own gifts for ministry in the life of the church and in our communities." All involved in church leadership are invited to attend this dynamic and informative forum.
Workshop Focuses on Prayer
Reverend Hackenberg will also lead a hands-on afternoon workshop about prayer, 1 to 3 pm, Sunday, March 23, “Blessed by the Word: An Experience of Prayer.” Author and United Church of Christ minister, Hackenberg’s books include Writing to God: 40 Days of Praying with My Pen and Writing to God: Kids’ Edition, both from Paraclete Press. Together, explore new and creative tools for prayer to refresh the spiritual life. Rev. Hackenberg serves in UCC national offices in Cleveland, OH, as Minister for Committee on Ministry Resources and Conference Support.