From Our Ministries

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Paul Leaves Legacy as Servant Leader

June 10, 2015

Led by the Rev. Dr. Jerry Paul, the Deaconess Foundation was one of the first organizations to support Back Bay Mission when it was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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ONA Covenant Strengthens Communities

May 12, 2015

John Rainey and Gene Finnegan didn’t worry about discrimination based on their sexual orientation when they moved to Parkvue Community in 1999.

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Servant Leader

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 "Being a servant leader is to be open to all and affirm who they are by following Micah's advice to 'act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.'"

The Rev. Rod Mundy

ONA Coordinator, The Open and Affirming Coalition of the United Church of Christ


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From the President

Faith-Based Ministry

Some folks find the words “faith-based ministry” scary. While I understand their viewpoint is often a product of a damaging religious experience, I would like to challenge that view.

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Our Shared History

Nollau: A History of Service That Thrives Today

Louis Edward Nollau personified the adage “bloom where you’re planted” even though where he was planted, at the time, looked like a failed ministry opportunity.

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