Recommended & Related Websites


UCC United Church of Christ The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church to join faith and action.  With over 5,000 churches and nearly one million members across the U.S., the UCC serves God in the co-creation of a just and sustainable world. 


Maine Conference of the UCC The Maine Conference UCC is home to over 150 congregations spread out across the state of Maine who gather to celebrate, express, and discover our faith. 


Maine Council of Churches Seeking Common Ground, Working for the Common Good


The BTS Center: Spiritual Leadership for a Climate-Changed World The BTS Center (formerly Bangor Theological Seminary) seeks to catalyze spiritual imagination, with enduring wisdom, for transformative faith leadership by offering theologically grounded programs of continuing education and spiritual formation, including workshops and retreats, learning cohorts, public conversations, and projects of applied research.


Pilgrim Lodge Pilgrim Lodge, owned and operated by the Maine Conference of the United Church of Christ, is a seasonal retreat center and summer camp located on Lake Cobbosseecontee in West Gardiner, Maine. 


enfleshed  enfleshed creates and facilitates spiritual resources for collective liberation through prayer, liturgies, art, meditations, teaching, and other resources. enfleshed was birthed in 2017 out of a deep longing for engagement with the Sacred through collective, liberative, creative, and nourishing practices and ideas unencumbered by dogma, religious respectability politics, or denominational ties.

Godly Play Making meaning through story, wonder, and play. Nurturing spiritual lives by honoring the centrality, competency, and capacity of children. Where childhood spirituality matters. 

Open and Affirming  Founded in 1972, the Open and Affirming Coalition of the United Church of Christ advocates for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, and equips UCC congregations to become effective witnesses to Christ’s extravagant welcome.

Salt Project  SALT’s semi-regular blog focuses on creative endeavors; thoughts about life, love, and spirituality; a poem or two; and how to keep finding beauty and grace in the most unexpected places.

Our Whole Lives Our Whole Lives is a series of sexuality education programs for multiple groups: grades K-1, grades 4-6, grades 7-9,  grades 10-12, Young Adults, Adults and Older Adults. The resources are written by professional sexuality educators and provide accurate information for parents, teachers and pastors to be used in the affirming and supportive setting of our churches. The resources are based on the Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education produced by  a group of leading health, education and sexuality professionals assembled by the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the US (SIECUS). The Sexuality and Our Faith component of Our Whole Lives is written by United Church of Christ and Unitarian Universalist Association members and is the accompanying resource used for each program.


The Revised Common Lectionary   A service of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library.  Scripture texts are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. Lections are from the Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings.


Journey with Jesus  A weekly webzine for the global church, since 2004  " Our mission vision is characterized by six values—biblical fidelity, cultural relevance, critical inquiry, pastoral sensitivity, global awareness, and ecumenical generosity."


On Being The On Being Project is defined by “pursuing deep thinking and moral imagination, social courage and joy, to renew inner life, outer life, and life together. " The website includes archives of the Peabody Award-winning public radio conversation and podcast.


Patheos  " is the premier online destination to engage in the global dialogue about religion and spirituality, and to explore and experience the world's beliefs. Patheos is the website of choice for the millions of people looking for credible and balanced information about religion. Patheos brings together faith communities, academics, and the broader public into a single environment, and is the place where many people turn on a regular basis for insight, inspiration, and stimulating discussion."


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