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== Literature and web links ==
 
== Literature and web links ==
  
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* Barna Research Group [http://www.barna.org/]
 
* Jim Burklo, ''Open Christianity: Home by another road'' (Rising Star, 2000) [http://www.openchristianity.com/]
 
* Jim Burklo, ''Open Christianity: Home by another road'' (Rising Star, 2000) [http://www.openchristianity.com/]
 
* [[Peter Lawson]], ''Jesus Circles: a Way to Heal our Wounds, Subvert the Domination System, and Build an Abundant Future'' [http://www.jesuscircles.com/]
 
* [[Peter Lawson]], ''Jesus Circles: a Way to Heal our Wounds, Subvert the Domination System, and Build an Abundant Future'' [http://www.jesuscircles.com/]
* Hal Taussig, ''A New Spiritual Home: Progressive Christianity at the Grass Roots'' (Polebrdge Press, 2006) [http://www.westarinstitute.org/Polebridge/Title/SpiritualHome/spiritualhome.html]
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* Hal Taussig, ''A New Spiritual Home: Progressive Christianity at the Grass Roots'' (Polebridge Press, 2006) [http://www.westarinstitute.org/Polebridge/Title/SpiritualHome/spiritualhome.html]
 
* See also Hal Taussig, "Grassroots Progressive Christianity" ''The Fourth R'' (May/June 2006)[http://www.sdc.unitingchurch.org.au/WestarProgressiveArticle.pdf] and related discussion questions from St David's Uniting Church, Canterbury (Melbourne, AU) [http://www.sdc.unitingchurch.org.au/progressivequestions.pdf]
 
* See also Hal Taussig, "Grassroots Progressive Christianity" ''The Fourth R'' (May/June 2006)[http://www.sdc.unitingchurch.org.au/WestarProgressiveArticle.pdf] and related discussion questions from St David's Uniting Church, Canterbury (Melbourne, AU) [http://www.sdc.unitingchurch.org.au/progressivequestions.pdf]
 
* Ian Markham, ''Why Liberal Churches are Growing.'' (T & T Clark, 2006) [http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0567081737/203-0069072-3861518]
 
* Ian Markham, ''Why Liberal Churches are Growing.'' (T & T Clark, 2006) [http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0567081737/203-0069072-3861518]
 
* Michael Morwood, ''Tomorrow's Catholic. Understanding God and Jesus in a New Millennium'' (Spectrum, 1997); ''Is Jesus God?'' (Spectyrum 2001); ''Praying the New Story'' (Spectrum, 2003) http://www.morwood.org/
 
* Michael Morwood, ''Tomorrow's Catholic. Understanding God and Jesus in a New Millennium'' (Spectrum, 1997); ''Is Jesus God?'' (Spectyrum 2001); ''Praying the New Story'' (Spectrum, 2003) http://www.morwood.org/
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* '''NCLS: National Church Life Survey (AUS & NZ)''' [http://www.ncls.org.au] = '''US Congregational Life Survey''' [http://www.uscongregations.org/] = '''CIM: Churches Information for Mission (UK)''' [http://www.biblesociety.org.uk/l3.php?id=323]
 
* Resources for American Christianity [http://www.resourcingchristianity.org/]
 
* Resources for American Christianity [http://www.resourcingchristianity.org/]
  
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== National and regional listings ==
  
== Aotearoa New Zealand ==
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* [[Aotearoa New Zealand]]
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* [[Australia]]
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* [[Canada]]
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* [[South America]]
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* [[United Kingdom]]
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* [[Progressive Communities USA]] - the USA listing has been further divided as follows:
  
* Alternative Faith Communities Network [http://www.futuresgroup.org.nz/index.html]
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* [[North East]] - Maine - New Hampshire - Vermont - New York - Massachussets - Rhode Island - Connecticut - New Jersey - Philadelphia - Delaware - Maryland - District of Columbia
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* [[South]] - West Virginia - Virginia - North Carolina - South Carolina - Kentucky - Tennessee - Georgia - Alabama - Florida - Missouri - Lousiana - Arkansas - Texas - Oklahoma
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* [[Midwest]] - Ohio - Michigan - Indiana - Illinois - Minnesota - Wisconsin - North Dakota - South Dakota - Nebraska - Kansas
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* [[West]] - Montana - Wyoming - Idaho - Washington - Oregon - Colorado - Nevada - Utah - New Mexico - Arizona - California - Alaska - Hawaii</blockquote>
  
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Other '''national progressive organizations in the USA''' include:
  
* Auckland: St Matthews-in-the-City [http://www.stmatthews.org.nz/]
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* Network of Spiritual Progressives [http://www.spiritualprogressives.org/]
* Davenport: St Paul's Presbyterian
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* Progressive Christians Uniting [http://www.progressivechristiansuniting.org/]
 
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* The Center for Progressive Christianity [http://www.tcpc.org]
== Australia ==
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* URI: United Religions Initiative [http://www.uri.org]
 
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* Westar Institute [http://westarinstitute.org]
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* Canberra Baptist Church [http://www.canbap.org/]
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* Curtin: St James Uniting Church
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'''New South Wales'''
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* Charis Faith Community (Sydney) [http://charisfaithcommunity.org.au/]
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* Epping: Epping Anglican, 3 Pembroke St
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* Hunters Hill: All Saints Anglican, 2 Ambrose St
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* Lindfield: St David's UC, cnr Pacific Hwy & Provincial Road [mailto:rjmcfarland@hotmail.com]
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* Paddington: Eastside Parish Mission (UCA), Oxford St
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* Pitt Street: Pitt St Uniting Church [http://www.pittstuc.nsw.uca.org.au/]
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'''Northern Territory'''
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'''Queensland'''
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* Brisbane Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (Annerley)[http://www.anzua.org/brisbane/]
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* Earthlink (Four Winds) [http://home.pacific.net.au/~earthlink/index.html]
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* Sun Mountain Zen Community [[http://sunmountainzen.org.au/]
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* Brookfield: Brookfield Centre for Spirituality [http://brookfieldcentre.org.au]
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* East Brisbane: St Paul's Anglican
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* Forest Lake Anglican [[Forest Lake Anglican]]
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* Moggill/Mt Crosby: Anglican Parish
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* Progressive Spirituality Network [http://www.progressivespirituality.net/]
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* South Brisbane: St Mary's Catholic Community [http://www.micah.merivale.org.au/news/]
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* West End: Uniting Church [http://www.progressivespirituality.net/]
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* Windsor: [[St George Windsor]] Anglican Church
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'''South Australia'''
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* Norwood: Clayton-Wesley Uniting Church, cnr Portrush Rd & The Parade (08 8431-2442)
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* Wayville: Christ Church Uniting Church [http://www.christchurchuniting.org/]
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'''Tasmania'''
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'''Victoria'''
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* Canterbury: St David's Uniting Church [http://www.stdavids.websyte.com.au/]
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* East Malvern: Ewing Memorial Uniting Church
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* North Balwyn: St Aidan's Uniting Church [http://www.staidans.org.au/]
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'''Western Austalia'''
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== Canada ==
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* Edmonton, Alberta: Robertson-Wesley United Church
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* Toronto, Ontario: Hillcrest United Church
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== South America ==
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== United Kingdom ==
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* Leeds: All Hallows Church of England [http://www.allhallowsleeds.org.uk/]
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== United States of America ==
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''This list began by combining an existing list of progressive communities which had some connection with the Foundation, with the 37 progressive churches'' (shown in <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">bold red</span> below) ''featured in Hal Taussig, ''<u>A New Spiritual Home: Progressive Spirituality at the Grassroots</u>'' (Polebridge Press, 2006). [http://www.westarinstitute.org/Polebridge/Title/SpiritualHome/spiritualhome.html] It has grown with the addition of other names, and we aim to include all 1000 or so progressive Christian communities listed in the appendix of Taussig's book. Please feel free to add contact details or web  addresses to these names, as well as to add the names and contact details of additional progressive communities.''
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'''Alabama'''
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* Birmingham: Pilgrim Congregational Church [http://www.blueroof.org/]
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* Birmingham: Unitarian Universalist Church, Birmingham [http://uucbham@worldnet.att.net]
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* Montgomery: Immanuel Presbyterian Church [http://www.immanuelpcusa.org/]
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* Tuscaloosa: University Presbyterian Church [http://bama.ua.edu/~upsa/]
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'''Alaska'''
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* Anchorage: Immanuel Presbyterian Church [http://www.yukonpresbytery.com/Immanuel/]
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* Palmer: Church of the Covenant [mailto:hdbss@mtaonline.net]
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* Sitka: United Methodist Church of Sitka [mailto:jhubb12411@aol.com]
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'''Arizona'''
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* Mesa: Celebration of Life Presbyterian Church [http://www.celebration-of-life.org/]
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* Paradise Valley: Palo Cristi Presbyterian Church [http://www.palocristipres.org/]
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* Phoenix: Asbury United Methodist Church [http://www.aplaceforallpeople.com/]
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* Phoenix: Augustan Lutheran Church
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* <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Phoenix: Christ of the Desert/Catholic Church of Antioch</span> [http://www.phxchurchofantioch.org/]
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* Phoenix: Church of the Beatitudes [http://www.beatitudeschurch.org/]
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* Phoenix: Faith Lutheran Church [http://www.faithalive.com/]
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* Phoenix: Gentle Shepherd Metropolitan Community Church [http://www.gsmcc.org/]
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* Phoenix: St Francis of Assisi National Catholic Church
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* Tempe: Santa Cruz Lutheran Church
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* Tempe: Scottsdale Congregational Church [http://www.palocristipres.org/]
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* Tempe: University Presbyterian Church [http://www.upctempe.org/]
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* Tempe: Via de Cristo United Methodist Church, Scottsdale [http://www.viadecristo.com/]
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* Tucson: Christ Presbyterian Church [http://cpctucson.org/]
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* Tucson: Church of the Painted Hills [http://www.mindspring.com/~cphucc/]
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* Tucson: St Fechin's Ecumenical Apostolic Church [mailto:revsmith@stfechins.org]
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* Tucson: St Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church [http://www.stfrancisumc.org/]
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* Tucson: St Mark's Presbyterian Church [http://www.stmarkspresbyterian.org/]
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* Tucson: Southside Presbyterian Church [http://www.southsidepresbyterian.org/]
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'''Arkansas'''
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* Fayetteville: St Paul's Episcopal Church,
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'''California'''
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* Danville: San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church [mailto:Dfcassoc@aol.com]
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* Irvine: Irvine United Church of Christ [http://www.iucc.org]
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* Long Beach: First Congregational UCC [http://www.firstchurchlb.org/]
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* North Hills: Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist  [http://www.webcom.com/onion]
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* Redding: Pilgrim Congregational Church [http://www.Pilgrimchurchredding.org]
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* Redlands: Redlands United Church of Christ [http://www.uccredlands.org]
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* <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">San Carlos: Chalice Christian Church</span> [http://www.chalicechristian.org/]
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* San Diego: Church Alumni Association [http://www.churchalumnisd.org/]
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* <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">San Francisco: Glide Memorial UMC</span> [http://glide.org]
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* <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">San Francisco: Noe Valley Ministry</span> [http://www.noevalleyministry.org/]
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* <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">San Francisco: Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church</span> [http://www.seventhavenuechurch.org/]
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* San Francisco: St James Episcopal Church [http://www.stjamessf.org/]
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* <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">San Francisco: White Robed Monks of St Benedict</span> [http://www.wrmosb.org/default.html]
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* San Rafael: Spiritual ThinkTank [http://sophia.org/]
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* Santa Barbara: Unitarian Society, Santa Barbara [mailto:ussb@ussb.org]
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* Santa Rosa: Holy Wisdom Community [http://www.incarnation-sr.org/our_worship.html]
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* <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Sausolito: Sausolito Presbyterian Church</span> [http://www.sausalitopresbyterian.com/]
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* Sebastopol: Community Church of Sebastopol, UCC [http://www.uccseb.org]
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* Stockton: Central Methodist Church - (209) 466-5046
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* Stockton: First Unitarian Universalist Church [mailto:StocktonUU@aol.com]
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* Woodland Hills: Woodland Hills Community Church [http://www.woodlandhillscommunitychurch.org]
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Almaden Hills United Methodist Church, San Jose, California
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Albany United Methodist Church, Albany, California
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Alum Rock United Methodist Church, San Jose, California
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Beacon Presbyterian Fellowship, Oakland, California
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Bethany United Methodist Church, San Francisco, California
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Bethel Lutheran Church, Los Angeles, California
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Bloom in the Desert, Palm Springs, California
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Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, Daly City, California
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Calvary Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, California
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Calvary Presbyterian Church, South Pasadena, California
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Calvary United Methodist Church, San Francisco, California
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Carmel Valley Community Chapel, Carmel Valley, California
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Central Methodist Church, Stockton, California
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Central United Methodist Church, Stockton, California
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Chalice Christian Church, San Carlos, California
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Christ Church Lutheran, San Francisco, California
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Christ Church United Methodist, Santa Rosa, California
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Christ in Terra Linda, San Rafael, California
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Christ the Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church, Altadena, California
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Claremont Presbyterian, Claremont, California
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Claremont United Methodist Church, Claremont, California
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Clayton Valley Presbyterian, Clayton Valley, California
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College Heights United Church of Christ, San Mateo, California
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Community Church of Sebastopol, California
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Community Congregational Church, Los Alamitos, California
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Community Presbyterian Church, San Geronimo, California
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Community Presbyterian, Pismo Beach, California
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Cordova Presbyterian Church, Rancho Cordova, California
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Covenant Presbyterian, Los Angeles, California
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Covenant Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, California
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Crescent Heights United Methodist Church, West Hollywood, California
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Davis Community Presbyterian Church, Davis, California
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Davis United Methodist Church, Davis, California
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Dethaven Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, La Puente, California
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Delores Street Baptist Church, San Francisco, California
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Diamond Bar Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, Diamond Bar,
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California
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Easter United Methodist Church, Richmond, California
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Ebenezer Lutheran Church, San Francisco, California
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Eden United Church of Christ, Hayward, California
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El Cerrito United Methodist Church, El Cerrito, California
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El Dorado County Federated Church, Placerville, California
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Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist, San Francisco, California
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Epworth United Methodist Church, Berkeley, California
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Fair Oaks United Methodist Church, Fair Oaks, California
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Fairfax Community Church, Fairfax, California
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Faith American Lutheran Church, Oakland, California
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Faith Presbyterian Church, San Diego, California
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Fellowship United Methodist Church, Vallejo, California
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First Baptist Church, Berkeley, California
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First Congregational Church of Oakland, Oakland, California
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First Congregational Church of Redwood City, Redwood City, California
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First Congregational Church, UCC, Long Beach, California
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First Congregational Church of Santa Barbara United Church of Christ, Santa
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Barbara, California
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First Congregational Church, UCC, Santa Cruz, California
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First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Palo Alto, California
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First Lutheran Church, Oakland, California
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First Lutheran Church, San Diego, California
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First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, California
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First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael, San Rafael, California
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First Presbyterian Church, San Anselmo, California
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First Presbyterian Church, Baldwin Park, California
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First Presbyterian Church, Encino, California
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First Presbyterian Church, Oakland, California
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First St. John's United Methodist Church, San Francisco, California
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First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, California
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First United Methodist Church, Campbell, California
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First United Methodist Church, Garden, California
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First United Methodist Church, Long Beach, California
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First United Methodist Church, San Rafael, California
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First United Methodist Church, Santa Cruz, California
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First United Lutheran Church, San Francisco, California
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Foothills Congregational Church, Los Altos, California
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Golden Gate Lutheran Church, San Francisco, California
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Gonzales Community Church, Gonzales, California
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Grace Church, San Jose, California
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Grace United Methodist Church, Santa Cruz, California
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Hamilton United Methodist Church, San Francisco, California
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High Street Presbyterian Church, Oakland, California
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Hollywood Lutheran Church, Los Angeles, California
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Hollywood United Methodist Church, Los Angeles, California
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Hope Lutheran Church, Hollywood, California
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Immanuel Community Church, Long Beach, California
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Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Los Angeles, California
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Irvine United Church of Christ, Irvine, California
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Irvine United Congregational Church, Irvine, California
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Kirk of the Valley, Reseda, California
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Ladera Community United Church of Christ, Portola Valley, California
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Lake Merritt United Methodist Church, Oakland, California
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Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church, Oakland, California
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Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, California
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Little Brown Church of Sunol, Sunol, California
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Los Gatos United Methodist Church, Los Gatos, California
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Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, Sacramento, California
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Malibu United Methodist Church, Malibu, California
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Martinez United Methodist Church, Martinez, California
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Metropolitan Community Church of Greater Hayward, San Lorenzo, California
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Mission Bay Community Church, San Francisco, California
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Mission Hills United Church of Christ, San Diego, California
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Montclair Presbyterian Church, Oakland, California
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Morgan Hill United Methodist Church, Morgan Hill, California
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Mosaic United Methodist Church, Los Angeles, California
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Mt. Hollywood Congregational Church, Los Angeles, California
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New Community of Faith, San Jose, California
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Noe Valley Ministry Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, California
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Northminster Presbyterian Church, El Cerrito, California
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Pacific Beach United Methodist Church, San Diego, California
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Parkview Presbyterian Church, Sacramento, California
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Pasadena Presbyterian Church, Pasadena, California
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Peace Lutheran Church, San Bruno, California
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Pilgrim Congregational Church, Redding, California
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Pilgrim United Church of Christ, Carlsbad, California
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Pine United Methodist Church, San Francisco, California
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Point Reyes Presbyterian Church, Point Reyes, California
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Redlands United Church of Christ, Redlands, California
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Resurrection Lutheran Church, Long Beach, California
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St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Mann City, California
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St. Andrews Presbyterian, Pleasant Hill, California
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St. Andrews Presbyterian, Santa Barbara, California
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St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Palo Alto, California
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St. Bartholomew's Church, Poway, California
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St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church, San Francisco, California
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St. James Episcopal Church, San Francisco, California
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St. John's Presbyterian Church, Berkley, California
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St. John's United Church of Christ, San Francisco, California
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St. Luke's Presbyterian Church, Rolling Hills Estates, California
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St. Mark's Lutheran Church, San Francisco, California
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St. Mark Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach, California
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St. Mark's United Methodist Church, Stockton, California
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St. Matthew Lutheran Church, North Hollywood, California
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St. Paul Lutheran Church, Oakland, California
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St. Paul's Cathedral, San Diego, California
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St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Santa Monica, California
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St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Redondo Beach, California
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St. Paul's United Methodist Church, San Jose, California
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St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Vacaville, California
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St. Peter's Episcopal Church, San Francisco, California
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San Leandro Community Church, San Leandro, California
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San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church, Danville, California
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Santa Rosa Church of Religious Science, Santa Rosa, California
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Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Berkeley, California
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Spirit Connection Metropolitan Community Church, San Jose, California
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Stone Church, San Jose, California
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Sunnyhills United Methodist Church, Milpitas, California
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Temple United Methodist Church, San Francisco, California
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The Church in Ocean Park, Santa Monica, California
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Toluca Lake United Methodist Church, North Hollywood, California
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Trinity Episcopal Church, San Francisco, California
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Trinity Episcopal Church, Sutter Creek, California
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Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Long Beach, California
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Trinity Presbyterian Church, Santa Cruz, California
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Trinity United Methodist Church, Berkeley, California
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United Church of the Valley, Murrieta, California
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United University United Methodist Church, Los Angeles, California
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University Lutheran Chapel, Berkeley, California
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University Lutheran Church, Palo Alto, California
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Wesley United Methodist Church, Fresno, California
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Walnut Creek United Methodist Church, Walnut Creek, California
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West Hollywood Presbyterian Church, Los Angeles, California
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Westminster Hills Presbyterian Church, Hayward, California
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Westminster Presbyterian Church, Sacramento, California
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Westminster Presbyterian Church, Tiburon, California
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Wilshire United Methodist Church, Los Angles, California
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Windsor Presbyterian Church, Windsor, California
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Woodland Hills Community Church, Woodland Hills, California
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* Boulder: First Christian Church - (303) 442-1861
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* Colorado Springs: Chapel of Our Savior Episcopal Church
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* Colorado Springs: First Congregational UCC [http://www.fcucc.org/]
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* Colorado Springs: First United Methodist Church
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* Dillon: Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church [http://www.lordofthemountains.org/]
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Arvada United Methodist Church, Arvada, Colorado
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Capitol Heights Presbyterian Church, Denver, Colorado
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Christ Presbyterian Church, Telluride, Colorado
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Community of the Beloved Disciple, Superior, Colorado
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Community United Church of Christ, Boulder, Colorado
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Epiphany Lutheran Church, Denver, Colorado
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Family of Christ Presbyterian Church, Greely, Colorado
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First Christian Church, Boulder, Colorado
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First Congregational Church UCC, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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First United Methodist Church, Boulder, Colorado
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Green Mountain United Methodist Church, Lakewood, Colorado
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Koinonia Church, Grand Junction, Colorado
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Montview Presbyterian Church, Denver, Colorado
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Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Boulder, Colorado
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Mountain View Community Church, Aurora, Colorado
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Presbyterian Church of the Apostles, Boulder, Colorado
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St. Paul Lutheran Church, Denver, Colorado
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St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Denver, Colorado
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St. Thomas Lutheran Chapel, Fort Collins, Colorado
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Vista Grande Community Church, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Warren United Methodist Church, Denver, Colorado
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Westview Presbyterian Church, Longmont, Colorado
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Wild Rose Congregational Church, UCC, Evergreen, Colorado
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'''Connecticut'''
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'''Delaware'''
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'''Florida'''
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* Clearwater: Faith United Church of Christ [http://www.faithucc.org]
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* Dunedin: Faith Presbyterian Church (possibly inactive?)
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* Jacksonville: Jacksonville United Church of Christ [http://www.uccwebsites.net/riversideuccjacksonvillefl.html]
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* Orlando: Francis/Clare Community [mailto:frharry@cfl.rr.com]
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* Pensacola: Unitarian Universalist Church of Pensacola - (805) 475-9077
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* Pinellas Park: Good Samaritan United Church of Christ [http://home.att.net/~goodsam-church/]
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* Sarasota: First Congregational Church of Christ - (944) 953-7044
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* Sarasota: First United Methodist Church
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* Sarasota: Unity Church of Sarasota - (944) 955-0555
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* <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Tampa: Christ the Servant Apostolic Catholic Church</span> [http://www.apostoliccatholicchurch.com/tampa.htm]
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'''Georgia'''
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* <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Decatur: Circle of Grace Community Church</span> [http://www.circleofgraceatlanta.org/]
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'''Hawaii'''
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'''Idaho'''
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* Boise: First Presbyterian Church [http://www.first-presbyterian.org/index.htm]
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'''Illinois'''
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* Champaign: Community United Church of Christ [http://www.prairienet.org/community/religion/cucc/index.html]
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* Danville: Unitarian Universalist Community Church [http://www.danville.org/civic/uucc/]
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* Downers Grove: First United Methodist Church - (630) 968-7120
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* <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Jacksonville: Congregational UCC</span> [http://www.jaxucc.org/]
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* Normal: New Covenant Community [mailto:nccnormal@aol.com]
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* Oak Park: Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation [http://www.unitytemple.org]
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* Winnetka: Winnetka Congregational Church - (847) 441-3400
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'''Indiana'''
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* Bloomington: First Presbyterian Church [http://www.bloomington.in.us/~1stpres/]
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* Indianapolis: North United Methodist Church - (317) 924-2612
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* <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Lafayette: Shalom UCC</span> - (765) 743-1918
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'''Iowa'''
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* Christ Episcopal Church, Cedar Rapids
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* Indianola: Crossroads United Church of Christ - (515) 961-9370
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'''Kansas'''
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* <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Wichita: College Hill UMC</span> [http://www.collegehillumc.org/]
+
* Pittsburgh: First United Methodist Church [http://www.gbgm-umc.org/pittsburg_fumc/]
+
* <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Topeka: Central Congregational Church</span> [http://www.centralucc.org/]
+
 
+
'''Kentucky'''
+
* Spiritual Growth Network of Kentucky, Lexington [http://www.lexpages.com/SGN/SGN.shtml]
+
* Lexington: Unitarian Universalist Church - (859) 223-1448
+
* <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Louisville: Covenant Community Church</span> [http://www.cccoflouisville.org/welcome.html]
+
 
+
'''Louisiana'''
+
* Baton Rouge: University Presbyterian
+
* New Orleans: Metropolitan Community Church of Greater
+
* New Orleans: St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church
+
* New Orleans: St. Mark's United Methodist Church
+
* New Orleans: St. Paul's United Church of Christ
+
 
+
* New Orleans: St. Paul's United Church of Christ
+
 
+
'''Maine'''
+
* Auburn: United Methodist Church of Auburn
+
* Camden: John Street United Methodist Church
+
* Cumberland Foreside: St Bartholomew's Episcopal Church [mailto:stbarts@gwi.net]
+
* Parsonfleld: Riverside United Methodist Church
+
* Topsham: Midcoast Presbyterian Church
+
* Yarmouth: St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church
+
 
+
 
+
 
+
'''Maryland'''
+
* Adelphi: Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church [mailto:PBUUChurch@juno.com]
+
* Annapolis: Metropolitan Community Church of the Chesapeake [http://www.MCCChesapeake.org]
+
* Bethesda: Briggs Memorial Baptist Church [http://www.briggschurch.org/]
+
* Ellicott City: Channing Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church [http://www.channingmc.org]
+
* Silver Spring: Christ Congregational Church UCC [http://www.christ-ucc.org]
+
* <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Takoma Park: Seekers Church</span> [http://www.seekerschurch.org/]
+
 
+
'''Massachusetts'''
+
* Greenfield: St. Paul's Lutheran Church [http://www.stpaulslutheran.com/]
+
 
+
'''Michigan'''
+
* Ann Arbor: Canterbury House, University of Michigan [http://www.umich.edu/~canter/]
+
* Ann Arbor: First Presbyterian Church - (313) 662-4466
+
* <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Grand Haven: Extended Grace Faith Community</span> [http://www.extendedgrace.org/]
+
* Kalamazoo: Christian Church [mailto:ccdoc@net-link.net]
+
* Kalamazoo. MI: Sunnyside UMC [mailto:revjwfisher@hotmail.com]
+
* Spring Lake: Christ Community Church [http://www.christ-community.net/]
+
 
+
'''Minnesota'''
+
* Minneapolis: Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church [http://www.themethodistchurch.org/]
+
* Minneapolis: St Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, Minneapolis - (612) 870-7802
+
* <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Spring Lake: Christ Community Church</span> [http://www.christ-community.net/]
+
 
+
'''Missouri'''
+
* Kansas City: All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church - (816) 531-2131
+
* Kansas City: Country Club Congregational UCC - (816) 523-4813
+
* Kansas City: St Paul's Episcopal Church - (816) 931-2850
+
* Kansas City: Unity Village [http://www.unityworldhq.org]
+
* Springfield: National Avenue Christian Church - (417) 869-9176
+
 
+
'''Montana'''
+
* Billings: First Presbyterian Church [http://www.firstpresbillings.org]
+
 
+
'''Nebraska'''
+
* <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Omaha: St Luke's UMC</span> [http://www.stlukeumc.com/]
+
 
+
'''Nevada'''
+
* Reno: First United Methodist Church of Reno [http://www.RenoFirstMethodist.org]
+
 
+
'''New Hampshire'''
+
* Jaffrey: The United Church of Jaffrey [mailto:wfb@verizon.net] 
+
 
+
'''New Jersey'''
+
* Franklin Lakes: Presbyterian Church at Franklin Lakes [http://www.pcfl.org]
+
* Martinsville: Christ Presbyterian Church [http://home.earthlink.net/~paulrack/]
+
 
+
'''New Mexico'''
+
 
+
 
+
'''New York'''
+
* <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Brooklyn: Park Slope UMC</span> [http://www.psumc.net/]
+
* Ithaca: St. Paul's United Methodist Church - (609) 273-5971
+
* <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">New York: Cathedral Church of St John the Divine</span> [http://www.stjohndivine.org/]
+
* <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">New York: Riverside Church of New York</span> [http://www.theriversidechurchny.org/]
+
* Rutgers: Rutgers Presbyterian Church - (212) 877-8227
+
* Shelter Rock: Unitarian Universalism Congregation [http://www.uucsr.org]
+
 
+
'''North Carolina'''
+
* Asheville: The Unity Cafe [http://www.sacrednature.com]
+
* <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Raleigh: North Raleigh United Church</span> [http://www.northraleighunited.org/]
+
* Wilmington: Unity Christ Church of Wilmington [http://www.unitywil.com]
+
 
+
'''North Dakota'''
+
 
+
 
+
'''Ohio'''
+
* Cincinnati: First Unitarian Church
+
* Dayton: Christ Episcopal Church [http://www.christepiscopal.com]
+
* Strongsville: SouthWest Unitarian Universalist Church [mailto:swuu@worldnet.att.net]
+
* Toledo: First Unitarian Church of Toledo - (419) 241-7189
+
 
+
'''Oklahoma'''
+
* <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Norman: St Stephen's UMC</span> [http://www.ststephensnorman.org/]
+
* Tulsa: All Souls Unitarian Church [http://www.allsoulschurch.org/index.htm]
+
* Tulsa: Community of Hope, UCC - (918) 747-6300
+
* <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Tulsa: Fellowship Congregational Church</span> [http://www.fellowshipucc.cc/]
+
 
+
'''Oregon'''
+
* Eugene: First Christian Church (Disciples) [http://www.heartofeugene.org]
+
* <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Lake Oswego: Lake Oswego UCC</span> [http://www.loucc.org/welcome/Page_1x.html]
+
* <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Portland: Faithspring Community</span> [http://faithspring.org/]
+
* <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Portland: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral</span> [http://www.trinity-episcopal.org/]
+
 
+
'''Pennsylvania'''
+
* <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Chestnut Hill: Chestnut Hill UMC</span> [http://www.chestnuthillumc.org/]
+
* <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Philadelphia: St Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic</span> [http://www.saint-vincent-church.org/]
+
* <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Lancaster: Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster</span> [http://cmcl.pa.us.mennonite.net/]
+
* <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);"><span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Wayne: Central Baptist Church</span> [http://www.cbcwayne.org/Church.cfm]
+
 
+
'''Rhode Island'''
+
* Providence: Benefit Congregational Church UCC - (401) 331-8944
+
 
+
 
+
'''South Carolina'''
+
 
+
 
+
 
+
'''South Dakota'''
+
 
+
 
+
 
+
'''Tennesee'''
+
* First Presbyterian Church, Elizabethton [http://www.1stpres-eliz.org/]
+
 
+
'''Texas'''
+
* Austin: Live Oak Unitarian Universalist [http://www.liveoakuu.org/]
+
* Austin: St Andrew's Presbyterian [http://www.members.aol.com/staopen/]
+
* Carrollton: Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church [http://www.horizonUU.org]
+
* Fort Worth: First United Methodist Church
+
* <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Houston: St Stephen's Episcopal Church</span> [http://www.ststephenshouston.org/]
+
* Huntsville: The Universal Ethician Church [http://www.salvationnetwork.org]
+
* <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">San Antonio: Spirit of Peace Church</span> [http://www.spiritofpeacechurch.org/]
+
* <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Tyler: Order of Christian Workers (St Dismas Community)</span> [http://www.orderofchristianworkers.org/]
+
 
+
'''Utah'''
+
 
+
 
+
'''Vermont'''
+
 
+
 
+
'''Virginia'''
+
* Annandale: Little River United Church of Christ [http://www.lrucc.org/]
+
* Reston: Unitarian Universalist Church [mailto:uucrnews@juno.com]
+
 
+
'''Washington'''
+
* Bellevue: First Congregational Church - (206) 454-5001
+
* Kennewick: The Center for Positive Living, The Tri-Cities Church of Religious Science [http://www.owt.com/cpl]
+
* Seattle: Plymouth Congregational UCC - (206) 622-4865
+
* Seattle: Seattle Congregational Church - (206) 365-7514
+
* Seattle: University Congregational Church UCC - (206) 524-2322
+
* Spokane: Covenant Christian Church [http://www.Covenantchristianspokane.org]
+
* Tacoma: First Congregational Church [mailto:firstcong@netzero.net]
+
* Wenatchee: First United Methodist Church - (509) 663-4114
+
* Yakima: Northwest Regional Christian Church (Disciples) - (509) 448-1311
+
 
+
'''West Virginia'''
+
 
+
 
+
'''Wisconsin'''
+
* <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Allenton: Jesus our Shepherd Parish</span> [http://www.jesusourshepherd.org/]
+
* Madison: First Unitarian Society [mailto:kentm@fus.ims.net]
+
* Madison: Covenant Presbyterian Church - (608) 233-6297
+
* Milwaukee: Perseverance Presbyterian Church - (414) 463-4160
+
 
+
'''Wyoming'''
+
* Casper: First Presbyterian Church - (307) 237-9509
+
 
+
'''District of Columbia'''
+
* All Souls Unitarian Church [http://www.all-souls.org/]
+
* <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Foundry United Methodist Church</span> [http://www.foundryumc.org/]
+
* <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">St Mark's Episcopal Church, Capitol Hill</span> [http://www.stmarks.net/]
+

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Progressive faith communities

Finding a progressive faith community can be a challenge, as is the task of fashioning and sustaining a local faith community that is intentionally progressive ...

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As the number of communities listed here builds up, we will choose one community to be featured each week.


For resources for ministry with children and youth, see Progressive Childrens Programs


Directories of progressive religious communities

The following directories provide help in locating local faith communities. Some focus on progressive communities while others are more denominational in character, but may identify progressive congregations within their listing.

  • Alternative Faith Communities Network (New Zealand) [1]
  • Church Search - National Church Life Survey (Australia) [2]
  • Covenant Network of Presbyterians [3]
  • Episcopal Church USA [4]
  • Intentional Communities directory [5]
  • More Light Presbyterians [6]
  • National Alliance of Parishes Restructuring into Communities [7]
  • Reconciling Ministries Network [8]
  • RENEW - spiritual renewal, evangelization and the transformation through parish-based small Christian communities. [9]
  • TCPC Directory of Churches [10]
  • Unitarian Universalist Association [11]
  • United Church of Christ Open and Affirming congregations [12]
  • United Methodist Church [13]
  • Unity Church [14]
  • Welcoming and Affirming Baptists [15]
  • Westar Institute - Directory of Churches [16]


Literature and web links

  • Barna Research Group [17]
  • Jim Burklo, Open Christianity: Home by another road (Rising Star, 2000) [18]
  • Peter Lawson, Jesus Circles: a Way to Heal our Wounds, Subvert the Domination System, and Build an Abundant Future [19]
  • Hal Taussig, A New Spiritual Home: Progressive Christianity at the Grass Roots (Polebridge Press, 2006) [20]
  • See also Hal Taussig, "Grassroots Progressive Christianity" The Fourth R (May/June 2006)[21] and related discussion questions from St David's Uniting Church, Canterbury (Melbourne, AU) [22]
  • Ian Markham, Why Liberal Churches are Growing. (T & T Clark, 2006) [23]
  • Michael Morwood, Tomorrow's Catholic. Understanding God and Jesus in a New Millennium (Spectrum, 1997); Is Jesus God? (Spectyrum 2001); Praying the New Story (Spectrum, 2003) http://www.morwood.org/
  • NCLS: National Church Life Survey (AUS & NZ) [24] = US Congregational Life Survey [25] = CIM: Churches Information for Mission (UK) [26]
  • Resources for American Christianity [27]

National and regional listings

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  • North East - Maine - New Hampshire - Vermont - New York - Massachussets - Rhode Island - Connecticut - New Jersey - Philadelphia - Delaware - Maryland - District of Columbia
  • South - West Virginia - Virginia - North Carolina - South Carolina - Kentucky - Tennessee - Georgia - Alabama - Florida - Missouri - Lousiana - Arkansas - Texas - Oklahoma
  • Midwest - Ohio - Michigan - Indiana - Illinois - Minnesota - Wisconsin - North Dakota - South Dakota - Nebraska - Kansas
  • West - Montana - Wyoming - Idaho - Washington - Oregon - Colorado - Nevada - Utah - New Mexico - Arizona - California - Alaska - Hawaii

Other national progressive organizations in the USA include:

  • Network of Spiritual Progressives [28]
  • Progressive Christians Uniting [29]
  • The Center for Progressive Christianity [30]
  • URI: United Religions Initiative [31]
  • Westar Institute [32]