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June 24, 2014
Inspirational Ideas KYP Top Story
A CALL FOR INSPIRATIONAL IDEAS
If you have a great idea that can be shared successfully with congregations around the country and want to bring it to General Synod 30 in Cleveland, organizers are now taking applications for next summer's workshops. While General Synod 30 registration doesn't open until Sept. 8, 2014, the deadline for workshop applications is Aug. 1.
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FEATURES
Welcoming Movement
'The Welcoming Movement'
Join an interactive online screening of this PBS documentary featuring three UCC churches in Arizona, Minnesota and Washington, D.C. Pastor Oby Ballinger of Community UCC in St. Paul Park, Minn., and his husband Javen Swanson will be part of the discussion. Mark your calendars for June 26 at 9 p.m. ET. Learn more >>
It Screams Happy
The United Church of Christ is sponsoring a significant exhibit at the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, after unearthing the centerpiece of the show from the national offices' archives. Read more >>
Reach Out to the Refugee
To mark World Refugee Day, June 20, the UCC Collaborative on Immigration is urging church members to take steps to support unaccompanied child migrants arriving at U.S. borders by the thousands. See how to help >>
'Hospitality: A Crucial Cup of Cold Water'
Hear UCC pastor and winner of the Dialog Institute's Peace Award, the Rev. Dan DeLeon, preach about extravagant welcome on the weekly radio program, Day1. "Unless we change our perspectives, unless we change the state of our hearts and minds about the strangers that our society beats down into vulnerable exhaustion, unless we are able to see others not as other but as beloved, then we cannot be about the mission of sharing the good news of forgiveness and healing, of justice and mercy, of righteousness and hope." Listen in >>
HEADLINES
UNITED CHURCH NEWS
South Dakota Conference continues land transfer to Dakota Association
Neighbors in Need grants fuel youth ministry
UCC welcomes Why Marriage Matters Ohio to talk LGBT support, marriage equality
UCC leaders applaud U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decision to cancel NFL team trademark
UCC, Fuller Center growing partnership around disaster relief
UCC and Elmhurst College collaborate to offer free graduate course
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UCC IN THE NEWS
'God is still speaking,' says UCC president
Pop art nun's historic work unveiled in Cleveland
Massachusetts church reaffirms support for LGBT community
Washington-area UCC votes to boycott NFL team
Major Christian denomination joins faith-based fight to change NFL team name
North Dakota church delegates question 'life' ballot measure
Northern Plains Conference delegates oppose Measure 1
Native American group prepares lawsuit over 'offensive' Cleveland Indians name
Kentucky church faces predicament over fate of historic building
Maine church hosts Bike & Build riders
Vermont pastor leaving to head New Hampshire church
New pastor begins at Florida UCC
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OTHER RELIGIOUS NEWS
Christian woman freed after death sentence ruled 'faulty' in Sudan
Presbyterian Church votes to allow gay marriages
Awaiting Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling, public favors contraception mandate
Where Christian churches, other religions stand on gay marriage
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