How are you fed? When do you eat what is good and delight in rich food? (Isa. 55:2). I'm looking for God's Rule on earth and imagine it is full of great food--enough for everyone--and time to really sit and listen to each other while we are eating.
My first love is working with groups of people: teaching, facilitating, learning, celebrating. I want to explore the great diversity of who we are as God's created beings, to get to know people who are different from me. I spend a lot of time writing--books, articles, blogs, proposals, grants, applications. Emails. An excess of Facebook posts.
I'm pastor of the Small Church Collaborative in Ashburnham, MA and Rindge, NH, exploring new ways to be church. I'm missioner to the affiliates for Ecclesia Ministries, writer of stories from the streets, from food pantry, from dinner, and from lunch.
In 2007 I worked with Mary Jane Eaton to create Worcester Fellowship, an outdoor church made up of people who do not have homes or are at risk of homelessness. The leadership of those parishioners informed my DMin project; for that and for my book I visited and interviewed nine churches where people who are food insecure are the volunteers for meal programs and pantries.
Officially I'm the Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Mae Magill (MDiv 2002 from Episcopal Divinity School, DMin '17 from Brite Divinity School), ordained with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). People call me Pastor Liz. Or just Liz.
I spend my free time quilting, sewing, knitting, painting, skiing, and looking for people to play board games. With my love Ken Porter, I travel and look for music in the world.
The Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Mae Magill (Liz) is a writer, pastor, and workshop leader in central Massachusetts. The author of Five Loaves, Two Fish, Twelve Volunteers: Growing Relational Food Ministries she wants to help you connect your mission and our evangelism. As the founder of Worcester Fellowship, an outdoor church reaching adults without homes, she wants to help you imagine new ways of being church. Liz earned her MDiv in 2002 from Episcopal Divinity School and her DMin 2017 from Brite Divinity School. Ordained with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) she works as an Designated Term Pastor for the Small Church Collaborative in the MA and NH, United Church of Christ. Liz loves crafts, music, skiing, travel, and her husband Ken.