The Change We Hope to Bring


Carey MacDonald told me that outreach means much more than leaving literature around town. In fact, he said that he had recently published a blog post on the subject. “When you talk about what your congregation offers,” Carey wrote, “think ‘join our cause’ instead of ‘join our club.’ Show what your congregation does, how it helps people live better lives and make a better world, instead of only talking about what a great community you offer.”

Rev. Phil Lund in pulpit

Rev. Phil Lund, Congregational Life Consultant

Opening Words

A Renewed Hope for This World,” by Nathan Ryan or “Spirit of life, be present with us,” by Kathy A Huff


Yes, We Can Have Hope,” by Roshi Joan Halifax

Closing Words

Bring Happiness,” by Barbara Cheatham or “That which is worthy of doing,” by Steve J Crump


Singing the Living Tradition

84 How Far Can Reach a Smile?

95 There Is More Love Somewhere

402 From You I Receive, To You I Give

Singing the Journey

1012 When I Am Frightened

1021 Lean On Me

1029 Love Knocks and Waits for Us to Hear

About the Author

Phillip Lund

Phillip Lund has almost twenty years experience serving congregations in the areas of faith formation and spiritual growth, first as a religious educator in Bloomington, Indiana, New York City, and Chicago, Illinois, and most recently as a congregational life consultant working for the MidAmerica...

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