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July 22, 2014
StillSpeaking Institute 540
REINTERPRETING WORSHIP AND COMMUNITY
Reinvigorate your worship and expand outreach in your community through the Stillspeaking Worship Institute. The inaugural events kick off this fall.
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FEATURES
Immigrant Children 340
Ministering in the Name of Christ
A UCC-CHHSM ministry is protecting and providing for dozens of young refugees in Pennsylvania before reuniting them with their families. Read more >>
All of Who I Am
Sonja says church is what happens after service on Sunday. She loves the UCC because it nurtures her and helps her grow. Watch the video >>
Say 'Enough' - Stop the Bombing
It's time to end the cycle of violence and build peace and reconciliation in the Middle East. Call on Congress to stop U.S. complicity in suffering in Israel and Palestine. Watch this message >>
Prayers for AIDS Research Community
A UCC executive is one of many faith leaders and notable scientists assembled at an international conference on AIDS mourning the scientists and researchers who died on the Malaysian Airlines jet while traveling to join them. Read more >>
Protect Children
Reach out to assist the thousands of refugee children and families who have been entering the United States in steadily increasing numbers this year to escape violence and persecution in their homelands. Learn more >>
HEADLINES
UNITED CHURCH NEWS
UCC urges moment of prayer for young refugees and their advocates
Small Arizona congregation reaches out to women and children seeking refuge
UCC Facebook post promoting religious freedom going viral
UCC, OC Inc. urges a final push for net neutrality
Rev. Boyd goes to Washington to urge expanding scope of chaplaincy
Craigville Colloquy leader spurred creative theology, thinking in UCC
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UCC IN THE NEWS
Cleveland-based United Church of Christ to be first religious denomination as major sponsor of Gay Games
Pennsylvania program reuniting kids crossing border with families in United States
Nebraska church plans to hold service for deaf community
California church wonders, 'What would Jesus water?'
Illinois church marries first same-sex couple
Freedom Oklahoma celebrates ruling on gay marriage with rally at local church
Pennsylvania gathering launches push for LGBT rights
UCC couple wins as Connecticut court affirms legal rights that predate gay marriage rights
Massachusetts church hopes others will create 'Open and Affirming' policy
Vacation bible school service squad makes an impact in Illinois
Immigrant rally at children’s home in Pennsylvania
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OTHER RELIGIOUS NEWS
A letter to Christians about LGBT protections and religious freedom
Examining the growth of spiritual but not religious
Utah asks Supreme Court for urgent intervention to halt same-sex marriage recognition
Concern and support for Iraqi Christians forced by militants to flee Mosul
National Council of Churches opposes Israeli invasion of Gaza
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Take Action Now: Raise the Wage
Around the Globe: God Equips Those Who Serve — Swaziland
Witness for Justice: Gaza Writes Back
Vital Signs & Statistics: Did You See Who He Was Talking To?
Changes & Deaths: Ministerial Updates
 
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