UCC officers: Our Faith, Our Vote, Our Voice matters
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0500

The UCC national officers call on members of the wider church to use their voice during the 2020 elections -- and vote.

Author: Connie Larkman
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UCC leaders on Southern Asia initiative: 'Our partnership matters'
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 17:00:01 -0500

A pilgrimage to Southern Asia, Jan. 25- Feb. 7, proved to be a powerful experience for leaders of the United Church of Christ, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Canada.

Author: Connie Larkman
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Celebrate Love of Creation by planting trees for Earth Day
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 17:00:01 -0500

Help protect the planet: Plant a tree. United Church of Christ Environmental Justice Ministries is inviting members and congregations across the wider church to celebrate Earth Day's 50th anniversary by participating in the Three Great Loves Tree Planting Campaign.

Author: Connie Larkman
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Commentary: Heaven on Earth
Thu, 13 Feb 2020 13:00:03 -0500

I believe that God is inviting us into visionary co-creation of worlds we do not yet know.

Author: Chris Davies
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Dorhauer: Prayer is Sacred
Tue, 11 Feb 2020 13:22:01 -0500

Today I want to talk about prayer.

Author: Steven (Steve) Liechty
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UCC youth invited to UNITE! at NYE 2020
Tue, 11 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0500

Youth from across the United Church of Christ are invited to UNITE! at this summer's National Youth Event (NYE), July 22-25 at Purdue University, in West Lafayette, Ind.

Author: Connie Larkman
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Urgency of voting a weekly topic at NC church
Mon, 10 Feb 2020 15:29:00 -0500

In rural Rockingham, N.C., worshipers at Mt. Zion United Church of Christ get reminders each Sunday about the importance of voting.

Author: Hans Holznagel
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Catching up on names, faces in UCC national ministries
Mon, 10 Feb 2020 14:15:00 -0500

With specialties ranging from economic justice to communications and finance, 13 new full- and part-time staff members have joined several national ministries of the United Church of Christ since mid-2019.

Author: Hans Holznagel
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Commentary: The Witness for Justice Begins at Home
Thu, 06 Feb 2020 13:00:02 -0500

On February 1, 1960, four North Carolina A&T University students who were deeply disturbed by the tortuous murder of Emmett Till sat down at the Woolworth’s lunch counter in downtown Greensboro, NC, challenging the restaurant’s “whites only” policy.

Author: Traci Blackmon
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UCC Officers: What kind of America will we be?
Wed, 05 Feb 2020 16:37:54 -0500

The National Officers of the United Church of Christ issue this pastoral letter following the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump and his Feb. 5 acquittal, as expected, in the Republican-led Senate.

Author: Connie Larkman
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Federal Court advances UCC minister’s lawsuit against US government
Wed, 05 Feb 2020 10:31:00 -0500

A United States federal court judge has sided with a prominent United Church of Christ minister, recognizing that she has been a victim of government surveillance which may have interfered with her legally protected right to practice her faith.

Author: Connie Larkman
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For Racial Justice Sunday, churches urged to commit to 'Sacred Conversations'
Mon, 03 Feb 2020 21:00:00 -0500

As the United Church of Christ prepares to mark Racial Justice Sunday, Feb. 9, there is much to celebrate – and, as always, much work to do, according to the denomination's minister for racial justice. Among the celebrations is the certification of nine new facilitators for Sacred Conversations to End Racism.

Author: Hans Holznagel
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Commentary: Imagining a New World Together at EAD
Fri, 31 Jan 2020 14:40:00 -0500

As the Justice and Peace Policy Fellow, I’ve had a unique opportunity to expand my policy advocacy and organizing experience within the environmental justice space.

Author: Madison Mayhew
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Minnesota church hosts prayer vigil for migrants forced to ‘remain in Mexico’
Thu, 30 Jan 2020 13:25:00 -0500

An immigrant-welcoming UCC congregation in Minnesota hosted an interfaith prayer vigil on behalf of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, tied to the first anniversary of U.S. government protocols that force them to remain in Mexico until their cases can be heard.

Author: Connie Larkman
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New Poor People's Campaign urges churches, others to rally in D.C. June 20
Thu, 30 Jan 2020 12:29:00 -0500

Hoping to draw tens of thousands of people to a June 20 rally at the U.S. Capitol, a coalition of religious, labor and other organizations kicked off a Mass Poor People's Assembly and Moral March on Washington with an enthusiastic news conference Wednesday, Jan. 29.

Author: Hans Holznagel
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