Parish Papers

The Virginia Conference now has a subscription for the Parish Paper. Each month, ideas and insights for active congregations are included in this publication edited by Herb Miller, Lyle Schaller, Cynthia Woolever.

The Virginia United Methodist Conference’s purchase of a subscription to The Parish Paper INCLUDES:

1. Permission to provide copies to our staff and to the congregations within our jurisdiction in any of the following ways: E-mail, Postal, newspaper, newsletter, meetings, training events, and our Web site.

2. Permission for each congregation within our jurisdiction to (a) photocopy or electronically distribute for local use as many copies as it needs, (b) post them on its Web site, and (c) quote sentences and paragraphs.

Congregations within our Virginia United Methodist Conference jurisdiction to which we distribute The Parish Paper do NOT have permission (a) to delete the copyright ownership notice, (b) to re-write, paraphrase, delete, or change the wording of sentences and paragraphs, or (c) to give ANY THIRD PARTY — other than our staff and constituents — permission to photocopy or reprint (in any quantity, no matter how small, whether for free distribution or for sale).

These will be posted on the conference Web site to be used by the conference congregations. They are pdf files.

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Parish Papers
Name Owner Date  
June 2018   Supervisor User 3/28/2018 12:08:20 PM    
Making the Nursery a Place of Belonging

May 2018   Supervisor User 3/28/2018 12:07:43 PM    
How to Balance Hospitality and Church Security

April 2018   Supervisor User 2/1/2018 3:18:03 PM    
Church Energy Use

March 2018   Supervisor User 2/1/2018 3:17:29 PM    
Finding Significance as a Small Church

February 2018   Supervisor User 12/4/2017 1:58:23 PM    
Best Practices for Church Members Serving as Staff

January 2018   Supervisor User 12/4/2017 12:36:56 PM    
18 Questions for 2018

December 2916   Supervisor User 10/4/2017 1:46:48 PM    
Does Our Pastor Need a Job Description?

November 2017   Supervisor User 10/4/2017 1:45:50 PM    
Mistakes Churches Make During an Interim Ministry

October 2017   Supervisor User 8/2/2017 4:00:13 PM    
Short-Term Mission Trips that Yield Long-Term Success

September 2017   Supervisor User 8/2/2017 3:59:32 PM    
Equipping Volunteers Builds a Strong Church Community
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