Rev. Michael Chittum, PhD, Executive Director

Written by Joyce Kilmer soon before he was killed in WWI, this poem speaks to the hope of Christmas even in dire circumstances, like in times of war. May this poem serve to remind us that Christmas exists in the place and in the time where love and home continue.
Wartime Christmas by Joyce Kilmer - 1886-1918

Led by a star, a golden star,
The youngest star, an olden star,
Here the kings and the shepherds are,
Akneeling on the ground.
What did they come to the inn to see?
God in the Highest, and this is He,
A baby asleep on His mother’s knee
And with her kisses crowned.

Now is the earth a dreary place,
A troubled place, a weary place.
Peace has hidden her lovely face
And turned in tears away.
Yet the sun, through the war-cloud, sees
Babies asleep on their mother’s knees.
While there are love and home—and these—
There shall be Christmas Day.
Lay Ministry
Training Program

The new Lay Ministry Training Program will begin its first course, scheduled for September 2021. Instructors will present material through a virtual platform and allow for online discussion between students and instructor.
Leadership Nominations

The NACCC Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for our leadership team. If a leadership position sparks your interest, or if you know of someone in your church who may be interested, now is the time to let us know. Click here for information and a Nomination form. Or visit the NACCC website- “Get Involved,” section.

Nominations must be received no later than January 15, 2021
Racial Justice
Task Team Resources

If your church is interested in discussing racial justice in a safe and healing setting, these first offerings from the task team are great ways to begin.

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NACCC Executive Director
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches
8473 S. Howell Avenue, P.O. Box 288
Oak Creek, WI 53154
800-262-1620 ext. 1614