Guest Preacher: The Rev. Robert H. Naylor

Sunday, Mar. 27, 10:30 am

On the Fourth Sunday of Lent, we will welcome The Rev. Robert H. Naylor as guest preacher. Bob is a retired United Church of Christ (UCC) minister, noted church consultant, and author. Most recently, he was senior minister of 
Second Congregational Church in Greenwich, Conn., where our own senior minister, Rebecca Spencer served before coming to Central.

During his 41 years in the ministry, Bob was lead pastor at three churches in Connecticut and served in UCC conference and national staff positions. Notably, he moderated the conference-wide discussion – open to all Rhode Island UCC churches – to discuss the formation of the new Southern New England Conference of the UCC. His faith foundation can be summed up in the three Js: Jesus, Joy, and Justice. He finds humor and humility to be essential to living a vital life of faith.

A prolific writer, Bob is the author of numerous articles and two books: “What Church Leaders Really Need to Know” and “Artful Ministry.” He is currently completing a third on “Sports/Faith – Essential Life Lessons.”

Since leaving full-time ministry, Bob has consulted with churches regarding communications, conflict resolution, church vitality, financial stewardship, innovative and creative program development, racism, and church growth.

Bob is a graduate of Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa., and earned his master of divinity degree from Lancaster Theological Seminary.

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