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Martha Spong
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Attended Andover Newton Theological School
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Excited to be in the current issue of The Christian Century and on their blog, too!
When my mother died early on a spring evening in 1993, the ladies of the garden club and the bridge club gathered around my family to stand sentinel over the old-fashioned ritual of paying calls on the bereaved.
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Late Night Preachers, Looking for the Party?
Come to the party at our new site, RevGalBlogPals.org ! Same great times, same late nights.
Late Night Preachers, Looking for the Party? Come to the party at our new site, RevGalBlogPals.org! Same great times, same late nights. Posted by Martha Spong at 8:49 PM · Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to Facebook. Labels: 11th Hour Preacher Party, RevGalBlogPals ...
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You'll find old-fashioned favorites like the 11th Hour Preacher Party, Tuesday Lectionary Leanings, Ask the Matriarch, daily prayers and the Friday Five at our new home. You'll also find new features such as Narrative Lectionary, WitsEndsDays and The Pastoral is Political. Come and see!
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When a family leaves the church, should the pastor take it personally?
Somewhere along the way, someone surely said it to you, too: "Don't take it personally." It almost doesn't matter what area of ministry is our specialty, or how long we have been engaged in the work. Everything we do feels personal, and every negative response we get has the potential to feel ...
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One of many new things to come at RevGalBlogPals.
Our presenter, Martha Spong, is the Director of RevGalBlogPals and a United Church of Christ pastor. Glance Back/Look Ahead is a tool she devised for a colleague trying to keep her head above water; it is applicable to ministry in any context. Registration fee of $95 ...
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We need your help to make this happen.
How did you come to RevGalBlogPals? Perhaps you stumbled across the 11th Hour Preacher Party, or saw the wisdom shared on Ask the Matriarch. Maybe you found a link to our Tuesday Lectionary Leanings at The Text This Week, or a friend told you about those clergywomen who do Continuing Education ...
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Visit our new website!
Please click the link to visit our new home, revgalblogpals.org . You will find the same great content and more! Be sure to update your f...
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RevGalBlogPals Has a New Home on the Web!
RevGalBlogPals has a new home on the web: RevGalBlogPals.org You'll find old-fashioned favorites like the 11th Hour Preacher Party, Tuesd...
You'll find old-fashioned favorites like the 11th Hour Preacher Party, Tuesday Lectionary Leanings, Ask the Matriarch, daily prayers and the Friday Five at our new home. You'll also find new features such as Narrative Lectionary, WitsEndsDays and The Pastoral is Political. Come and see!
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What I'm up to as Director of RevGalBlogPals!
So what am I up to as new Director of RevGalBlogPals, you ask? Today I'm re-categorizing old blog posts, to make them easy to find on our new website, due to go live on August 31st with that day's 11th Hour Preacher Party! You will find links here, on Twitter, at our Facebook Page and in our ...
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Do you know your number?
Do you know your number? Would you like to learn more about using the Enneagram as a tool for spiritual formation? January 20-25, 2014, RevGalBlogPals Big Event 7.0 will be led by Enneagram master Suzanne Stabile. We have a handful of spaces left and are extending the registration deadline to ...
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MaryAnn McKibben Dana's profile photo
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Writer and non-profit Director
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  • Reflectionary
    Writer, 2013 - present
    Writing prayers for pastors, lectionary resources (both Narrative Lectionary and Revised Common Lectionary, and reflecting on coming out as a middle-aged mom and minister.
  • RevGalBlogPals
    Director, 2013 - present
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UCC pastor blogging at Reflectionary about faith, family & coming out as a middle-aged mom and minister. Director of @RevGalBlogPals.
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I'm a Virginia native who lived in Maine for a long time, now finding my way around South Central PA.
Education
  • Andover Newton Theological School
    M.Div., 2002
  • College of William and Mary
    B.A. English/History, 1982
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