United Church of Christ Resources

Before the Amen
Creative Resources for Worship

Maren C. Tirabassi & Maria I. Tirabassi

Creating and Sustaining Green Congregations Before the Amen: Creative Resources for Worship, a worship anthology that evolved from the bestselling title Touch Holiness: Resources for Worship (The Pilgrim Press, 1990). Maren C. Tirabassi & Maria I. Tirabassi provide fresh language inclusive of gender, ethnicity, race, age, orientation, and ability. Nine chapters of seasonal materials, three chapters of sacraments and services, and seven chapters oriented by topic are found in Before the Amen: Creative Resources for Worships. Before the Amen is filled with materials that come before the amen: resources for the worship service (readings, healing services, and chancel dramas); general resources; and prayers for special issues such as natural disaster, domestic violence, and surrogate parents.

ABOUT THE EDITORS of Before the Amen: Creative Resources for Worship

Maren C. Tirabassia United Church of Christ local church pastor, is a bestselling author of The Pilgrim Press. She has written or edited twelve books, including: co-editor of Gifts of Many Cultures: Worship Resources for the Global Community (1995); Caring for Ourselves While Caring for Our Elders (2007); and Gifts in Open Hands: More Worship Ideas for the Global Community. (2012)

Maria I. Tirabassia published poet, is a graduate of Emerson College.

Paperback: 248 pages
Publisher: The Pilgrim Press
ISBN: 978-0-8298-1750-8
Product Dimensions: 6 by 9 inches

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