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The Reverend Doctor Sidney D. Fowler is the Interim Transitional Minister at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Washington, D.C., where he assumed pastoral leadership in October 2011. During recent years he has served as interim senior minister at Westmoreland Congregational UCC in Bethesda and Hope UCC in Alexandria. He also directed the lectionary project of the Human Rights Campaign and teaches with Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation.

Prior to 2005 Fowler served for 14 years on the national UCC staff in areas of curriculum, spiritual formation, worship, and church vitality. He is author of What Matters to You? Matters to Us: Engaging Six Vital Themes of Our Faith and numerous curriculum projects. Recently he served as one of three UCC representatives to the Reformed and Roman Catholic seven-year dialogue that led to mutual recognition of baptism.

Fowler has an M.Div from Duke Divinity School and earned his EdD. in religion and education from Union Theological Seminary and Columbia University.

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Apr 03, 2013

This piece is an excerpt of a sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Sidney Fowler at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Washington, D.C., on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013. 

Very early last Tuesday morning, several hundred folks gathered from around the US at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation here in DC.

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