Mark Your Calendars to Fight Illiteracy in September

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July 15, 2014
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READING CHANGES LIVES
Think about everything the ability to read brings into your life — the doors literacy opens. Join us in changing lives, fighting illiteracy, by participating in the UCC all-church initiative One Read of the inspirational book, Hot Dogs & Hamburgers: Unlocking Life's Potential by Inspiring Literacy at Any Age, in September.
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FEATURES
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Worth the Risk?
Concerned for the unaccompanied children from Central America flooding across U.S. borders? Consider the factors that brought them here, and how to reach out and respond faithfully. Learn more >>
Sparking Ministry Conversations
Check out Stillspeaking Weekly, a new e-publication designed with pastors, lay leaders and committees in mind, containing thoughtful and practical reflections that invite and inspire dialogue on how your church can strengthen its ministries. Subscribe today >>
Medical Assistance in the Congo
Providing healthcare to the people of the Congo is a major challenge. Watch how Global Ministries and Congo church partners are working together to meet those challenges with unique methods and a lot of faith. Watch the video >>
It Takes Faith
Did you know there's a national campaign mobilizing the faith community to support proven solutions to stop smoking? Join a webinar on Tuesday, July 29, and hear how Faith United Against Tobacco can help engage and motivate people in your congregation to adopt healthier lifestyles. Read more >>
Welcome Home!
Join the annual celebration of Franklinton Center Day, Saturday, Aug. 2, and experience powerful and prophetic preaching from the Rev. Yvonne Delk, in honor of her legacy and ministry as the first African American female ordained by the UCC. Spirit-filled singing, tasty food, fellowship, and music will also be part of the day-long event. More information >>
HEADLINES
UNITED CHURCH NEWS
Faith movement to divest from fossil fuels ramping up
UCC conferences, advocates push for Mid-East peace through divestment
Utah ONA churches ready to take support for gay marriage to highest court
Following global ecumenical gathering, UCC leaders look to sow seeds of pilgrimage
UCC Disabilities Ministries seeking nominations for board members to reach new goals
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UCC IN THE NEWS
Illinois church members step out into community for service projects
Kentucky church leaders reconsider demolition
Mission trip takes Illinois youth group to Haiti
Wisconsin minister calls for State Department of Corrections reform
Missouri pastor returns to the pulpit
United Church of Christ welcomes new Penn West Conference Minister
Youth groups lending hands in North Carolina
Iowa church hosts first community garden
Illinois church Unity Fest celebrates LGBT community
UCC theologian, Craigville Colloquy leader Willis Elliott dies
Dillard garners HBCU Digest Media awards
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OTHER RELIGIOUS NEWS
Interfaith leaders launch daylong unity fast for Mideast peace
Women bishops approved by Church Of England... finally
Group representing half a billion Christians will no longer support fossil fuels
Obama's faith-based advisers divided over religious exemption for anti-gay discrimination
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Take Action Now: Defend a Free and Open Internet
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Witness for Justice: Transitioning Away From Fossil Fuels
Vital Signs & Statistics: UCC Data Hub Launches in July
Changes & Deaths: Ministerial Updates
 
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