Coming together as one-church to support refugee children

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August 5, 2014
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SUPPORTING THE STRANGER
As the UCC moves quickly to meet the needs of displaced young refugees, the conference minister of the Indiana-Kentucky Conference of the UCC is moved to lead a pilgrimage for children's justice to Nogales, Ariz.
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FEATURES
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Unexpected Evangelism
You never know when you’ll be sent a message from the Still Speaking God. Check out this uplifting and unexpected way a UCC minister had a chance to live out her faith and extend an extravagant welcome. Read more >>
Going to Disney World
UCC youth, families are invited to National Youth Event 2016 at Disney World—one result of a decision to make the event into a family-inspired gathering where all are welcome. Get the details >>
Ready for One Read?
One Read, the inaugural event of the UCC one-church initiative to raise awareness about how illiteracy directly impacts a range of social justice issues, launches Sept. 8, National Literacy Day. Plan to read Hotdogs & Hamburgers: Unlocking Life's Potential by Inspiring Literacy at Any Age, and make sure to download the FREE discussion guide. Learn more >>
Back to School with Back Bay Mission
Education provides the key to a brighter future. Help Back Bay Mission with school supplies to make sure children the program serves have a chance to realize that future. Check the list >>
Be a Virtual Participant
Can't make it to Atlanta for the National Church Leadership Institute (NCLI) Aug. 7-10? Find out how you can still watch the main speakers online from anywhere, anytime. Find out more >>
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UNITED CHURCH NEWS
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UCC leaders, pastors risk arrest in D.C. to demand an end to mass deportations, separation of immigrant families
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UCC IN THE NEWS
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