Emmanuel UCC Nuremberg

“Thriving Congregation” Initiative Energizes UCC Church

Emmanuel UCC, Nuremberg, PA

Our congregation recently participated in a 'Thriving Congregation' experience led by Michael and another consultant from the Center for Congregational Health. We are a primarily a mature congregation in a small village. The activities enabled us to name overlooked assets present within our congregation and helped us to explore our relationship with the community more effectively - by listening to the community's needs rather than assuming we knew them. Our relationships improved, our gifts were acknowledged, and our self-awareness heightened by this process. While we have always shown our faith through action, we are an even healthier, more faithful, and more productive congregation inside and outside our building's walls. This experience was great!

Rev. Sue SchaefferPastor, Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Nuremberg, PA