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Community Church Press
The Charles A. Trentham Homiletics Award is an annual award given for the best sermon reflecting the spirit and values of the Community Church Movement submitted each year for publication in the Inclusive Pulpit Journal.  It is conferred at the Annual Conference of the International Council of Community Churches.  The deadline for submission of manuscripts for the year 2019 issue of the Journal is April 30, 2019.  Selection of the recipient of this award will be made by the Community Church Press Editorial Board and the Inclusive Pulpit editor(s).  A $250 stipend accompanies this award.  For further information or to submit manuscripts for publication, please contact the Council Office ICCCNOW@sbcglobal.net.  

Editorial Board Moderator Tim Meadows, Robert Puckett,  Larry & Carolyn Dipboye, Cindy Conolly, Herb Freitag    2011 cover

    2018 Homiletics Award Winner:  Embrace by Rev. Karen Neely


2017 winner, Rev. Ella B. Clay

2016 winner, Rev. Joseph D. Sellepack    Words Fail, Love Wins                                       2015 winner.Rev. Dr. William F. Schnell        We Believe.  In You.                                           2014 winner, Rev. Herbert F. Freitag          Jesus Might Be The Answer…But What Is The Question?                                                            2013 winner, Rev. R. Tim Meadows              True Worship                                                     2012 winner, Rev. Rhonda Blevins               What Are You Doing Here?                             2011 winner, Rev. Fran Salone-Pelletier Devoted to Community                                     2010 winner, Rev. Martin C. Singley III Skeletons in the Closet                                     2009 winner, Elder Harry F. Foockle     Obama, the ICCC and Me                              2008 winner, Rev. William F. Schnell           One Church                                                        2007 winner, Rev. Dr. Robert Puckett             To Be A Man                                                      2006 winner, Rev. Dr. Keith R. Haverkamp How Big Is Your Table?                                   2005 winner, Rev. Paul Drake                      Unity in Diversity                                           2004 winner, Rev. Dr. Jeffrey R. Newhall Receiving Into Our Heart                               2003 winner, Rev. Dr. C. George Fry                   God is Good-Always                                       2002 winner, Rev. Dr. C. David Matthews Tragedy and God’s Will                                   2001 winner, Rev. Robert A. Fread                       One Baptism                                                     2000 winner, Rev. David H. Blanchett               A Single Point of Difference                          1999 winner, Rev. Herbert Freitag                       Children of the Same God                              1998 winner, Rev. Martin C. Singley, III                Living in an Open Circle                                  1997 winner, Rev. Virginia Leopold                 The Never Ending Journey