Finding God in Unexpected Places

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March 18, 2014
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UNEXPECTED PLACES
The United Church of Christ Board picks a location for General Synod 2017, and approves the theme of General Synod 2015 — where was the last time you encountered the Stillspeaking God in a place you didn't expect?
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FEATURES
Survey KYP Top Feature
How Vital is Your Congregation?
If you attend a UCC church, we want to hear from you. Please help us collect research on pastoral leadership and church vitality in the denomination. Take the survey now >>
Intern at Back Bay Mission
Spend 10 weeks serving the poor and working for social justice in Mississippi this summer. Travel costs and housing are covered. Stipends for living expenses are available, too. Application deadline is April 30. Apply today >>
Do Justice Work With a Neighbors in Need Grant
With spring comes the March 31 deadline. Churches and organizations looking for funds to work for justice in their communities have this week to apply for a NIN grant. Apply today >>
Children and Mental Illness
Did you know that 50 percent of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14? A new resource from the UCC Mental Health Network, Mental Health Ministry with Children and Families, can help educate your congregation on what to look for and how to help. Find out more >>
Join the Next Generation Leadership Initiative
Take advantage of a dynamic program from The Pension Boards — advanced training for 2030 clergy who serve as transformational leaders in the local congregations of the UCC. Application deadline is March 21. Apply today >>
HEADLINES
UNITED CHURCH NEWS
UCC hopes for cooperation with Boy Scouts on inclusivity
Arizona UCC hosts multicultural celebration of music, art on the border
Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath to honor lives lost, work for peace
Utah UCC works for passage of anti-discrimination ordinance
Immigration reform bus tour makes a stop at Colorado church
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UCC IN THE NEWS
Illinois same-sex couple wed on anniversary of commitment ceremony
Following Pennsylvania church burglaries, worshippers forgive
Lenten generosity in Ohio takes many charitable forms
California church installs pastor
Minnesota church holds Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath
Pittsburgh area churches offer variety of Lent events
Iowa church academy offers high-level religion classes
Florida church celebrates centennial
California church hosts walkers marching to D.C. for action on climate change
Pennsylvania church break-ins prompt police to step up patrols
Samaritan Bethany Joins CHHSM
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OTHER RELIGIOUS NEWS
Survey finds growth, vitality in multisite church model
'Homeless Jesus' provokes debate on what it means to be Christian
Gay rights debate joins St. Pat's parades
United Methodists issues call to boycott SodaStream
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