I’m just back from the UCC’s Central Atlantic Conference Annual Meeting. I am here to say that the Holy Spirit is alive and well, working in and through the UCC. Lots of UCC churches throughout the conference (which encompasses much of Virginia, all of Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware, and New Jersey), big and small, contemporary and traditional, are doing amazing things in the name of Jesus Christ. New churches are starting. Churches that have been on the decline are growing. And exciting conversations about race, physician assisted dying, poverty, and LGBTQ issues are happening throughout the conference. THE CHURCH IS NOT DEAD!!! Thanks be to God.