Peacemaking in a World of Conflict

Rev. Ed and Jerry Levin will explore the meaning of making peace in a world of strife and conflict. The principles learned from the larger world can be applied near at home and in our own daily lives.  Jerry Levin is a former CNN journalist who writes on nonviolence, with an emphasis on the Middle East … Continued

Homeless in Birmingham

Join us to hear Anne Wright Rygiel of the Firehouse Ministries speak about homelessness. Anne has worked at The Firehouse since 2011, and became Executive Director in 2013. She sits on many advisory committees dealing with Mental Health Issues, Veterans’ issues, and Homelessness. She strives to raise public awareness about poverty in the South.

The Ingredients of a Healthy Church

There are clear, unequivocal characteristics of healthy, thriving congregations. As the congregation looks ahead to a new settled ministry, and to a long and mutually satisfying experience for all, amid the excitement and anticipation of the moment, there is a need to look carefully at what being a healthy congregation means.