As of July 1, 2022, the NACCC comprises 312 congregations and 28,715 church members. Our Executive Director, Ashley Cleere, kicked off a Listening Tour and will visit every NACCC church in three years. Watch your email for a letter from her requesting time with your congregation.

Follow along and learn more about NACCC churches: who they are, where they are, and how they live out the Congregational Way.

Listening Tour Statistics and Fun Facts

Churches visited: 29
States visited: 10 – Arizona, Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Wisconsin

January 2023 

January 22, 2023
On January 22, my first stop in 2023, #29, was Congregational Church in the Valley in Chandler, Arizona. During an omelet buffet breakfast before worship, I met several community leaders, many of whom are members. The church is involved in a Chandler Sister Cities relationship with Tullamore, Ireland. Pastor Victor and Cynthia Hardy, along with other members who serve on the board, were enthusiastic about the Arizona International Film Festival taking place that weekend. The church opens its doors to several local groups, including a Korean congregation who worships there on Sundays and holds Bible studies during the week.

That afternoon, I enjoyed a meal with Rev. Brian and Heather Anderson and Randy and Nancy Asendorf and look forward to worshipping with them at the Congregational Church of Sun City on a future visit. I spent Monday morning with the Rev. Rock Fremont, VP for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations for the International Council of Community Churches.

Photos and Notes from Previous Months

July 2022   The Listening Tour kicked off in Maine, Massachusetts, and Wisconsin.
August 2022  Visits in New York, New Jersey, and Wisconsin
October 2022 Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin
November & December 2022 Minnesota, Connecticut, New York, Georgia