UCC officers support call for justice for Breonna Taylor
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:15:03 -0400

After a Louisville grand jury decides not to charge any police officers in the killing of Breonna Taylor, the national officers of the United Church of Christ release this statement of support for the continued call for justice. 

 

Author: Connie Larkman
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All Choked Up
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 13:28:05 -0400

Hearing of Justice Ginsberg’s death choked me up in more ways than one.

Author: Amy Johnson
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Missouri father of five marks three years in Sanctuary as allies advocate for his freedom
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 14:00:05 -0400

1,095 days. That’s the amount of time Alex Garcia, a husband and father of five has been living apart from his family in a Maplewood, Mo. church.

Author: Connie Larkman
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Valarie Kaur to give 38th annual Everett C. Parker Lecture online Oct. 15
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 10:00:00 -0400

A Sikh activist, filmmaker and civil rights lawyer who is also the author of book that calls for revolutionary love will deliver the Everett C. Parker Ethics in Telecommunications Lecture Thursday, Oct. 15.

Author: Connie Larkman
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Webinar series slated to help craft communications strategy to inspire giving and engagement begins Oct. 7
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0400

The UCC OPTIC office teams up with the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at Indiana University on a webinar series that offers ways to create a communications strategy that inspires engagement and generosity. 

Author: Staff Reports
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UCC National Setting mourns passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 18:00:00 -0400

The national staff of the United Church of Christ is mourning the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Author: Connie Larkman
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Starsky Wilson to lead Children’s Defense Fund
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:08:00 -0400

UCC minister Starsky Wilson has been named as the next president and CEO of the nation’s leading child advocacy organization.

Author: Staff Reports
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The Other Side of the Tracks
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 13:00:06 -0400

The idiom “the other side of the tracks” usually refers to a line of demarcation and separation, often actually railroad tracks, between the more affluent part of a town from a more impoverished area.

Author: Peter Makari
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West Coast fire evacuations take toll on UCC churches, camps and their communities
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 01:49:00 -0400

As wind-whipped wildfires continue to take lives and destroy forests, homes and businesses on the West Coast of the United States, United Church of Christ congregations are in stages ranging from evacuation to recovery to post-traumatic stress syndrome.http://www.cpcucc.org

Author: Hans Holznagel
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Trauma Informed Voting
Thu, 10 Sep 2020 16:50:00 -0400

My best Zoom experiences are those when you forget about the platform itself (and those weird little boxes) because you’re so engaged in the actual conversation

Author: Sarah Lund
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‘Holy curiosity’ fuels justice work, ‘Nuns on the Bus’ leader tells UCC audience
Thu, 10 Sep 2020 07:58:00 -0400

A “Nuns on the Bus” leader told a United Church of Christ audience that having her “heart broken open” by hearing all kinds of people’s stories fuels her outspokenness for social justice.

Author: Hans Holznagel
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Evan Golder, founding editor of United Church News, dies at 82
Wed, 09 Sep 2020 15:15:00 -0400

The Rev. W. Evan Golder, who edited the United Church of Christ’s monthly newspaper, United Church News, from its start in 1985 until his retirement in 2003, died Monday, Sept. 7, in hospice care in Westlake, Ohio. He was 82.

Author: Hans Holznagel
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UCC officers remember President Avery D. Post’s ‘prophetic and pastoral voice’
Tue, 08 Sep 2020 11:45:00 -0400

The United Church of Christ's three national officers pay tribute to former UCC President Avery D. Post, who died Sept. 7.

Author: Staff Reports
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UCC President Avery Post – ecumenist, justice advocate, skilled preacher – dies at 96
Tue, 08 Sep 2020 00:15:00 -0400

The Rev. Avery D. Post, president of the United Church of Christ from 1977 to 1989, died Monday, Sept. 7, at Kendal Retirement Community in Hanover, N.H. He was 96.

Author: Hans Holznagel
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Working virtually, intern interviews Vermont clergy, paints picture of pandemic ministry
Mon, 07 Sep 2020 20:56:00 -0400

A pastoral intern of the Vermont Conference UCC learned a lot about clergy response to the coronavirus pandemic this summer. She created a report that she hopes proves useful to Conferences and congregations around the country, especially those involved in rural ministry.

Author: Connie Larkman
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