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  • By Donald E. Skinner
    Q: We’re doing some housecleaning at church and we have a question about how long we should be keeping our legal and financial records. Is...
  • By Donald E. Skinner
    Q. Our church administrator has trouble getting work done because of frequent interruptions from people who ask questions they should know...
  • By Donald E. Skinner
    The archives of First Universalist Church, Denver (609 members), used to be one of its best-kept secrets. Tucked away in boxes in a basement room, few knew the historical documents were there. ...


  • By Kathleen Parker, Unitarian Universalist History and Heritage Society, Inc.
    Church members generally agree that saving church records is a good thing – but the reality of doing that raises a number of questions. Which items should be saved, and by extension, is it okay to throw some items out?
  • By UUA Congregational Life Staff Group
    A shared history is a powerful bond and an awareness of history can foster a sense of pride and a feeling of connectedness. The telling of this history, whether in oral or written form, is one of the most important ways that newer members of a family are welcomed into the group. ...
  • By UUA Congregational Life Staff Group
    Annual reports, often published in conjunction with a congregation's annual meeting, provide an opportunity to report on the annual goals that are serving the mission and vision of the congregation

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  • By Christian Schmidt
    In carefully targeted scams, email messages designed to look like they were sent by a minister ask members for gift cards.
    Image credit: Vector of a virtual thief breaking into mobile internet account of a businessman stealing money from him stock illustration.