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September 2, 2014
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LIFTING UP LITERACY
Congregations across the United Church of Christ are gearing up for One Read, the Sept. 8 kickoff event to the all-church literacy initiative, embracing the commitment to helping adults and children overcome illiteracy as a social justice issue.
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FEATURES
Peoples Climate March 340
UCC at the People's Climate March
Did you know that thousands of your church colleagues are expected to make the journey to New York City in two weeks to join a march to save the planet? Read more about the Sept. 21 event >>
A New Look for Extravagance UCC
Check out a new website and full schedule of gathering opportunities available in this online spiritual community. Now, people far and wide can connect with the United Church of Christ, no matter who they are, or where they LIVE. Learn more >>
Embracing God’s Call
Mark your calendars for this year's African American Women in Ministry conference. The Oct. 9-11 event at Franklinton Center at Bricks is designed for women in all phases of ministry - ordained, commissioned, in discernment, and licensed - in varied ministry settings within the UCC and in other denominations. Register today >>
Media Fast For Peace
Join the movement against violence in the media by pledging to use only violence-free media Sept. 15-21. Help foster peace in our communities by supporting media that doesn't run on violent images and messages. Learn More >>
A 21st Century Model of Youth Ministry
In this online course, explore how to apply the idea of "relationships first" in new ways using cross-generational and family-based ministry, social media and engaged learning that helps whole families (not just teens) live their faith for a lifetime. Class begins Sept. 23. Learn More >>
HEADLINES
UNITED CHURCH NEWS
UCC leaders, hundreds of activists risk arrest in another push for immigrant rights in D.C.
Love wins at LGBT-friendly New Hampshire church
Beyond Fossil Fuels Fund gets off the ground with commitments from founding UCC investors
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UCC IN THE NEWS
Virginia church opens a door
Marriage case roundup: Oregon, North Carolina, Oklahoma
Historic southern Illinois church struck by lightning
New minister settles in, in Oklahoma church
Florida church assembles CWS school kits
Permanent site needed for historic Connecticut church replica
Maine church move means new home for local food pantry
Interpreter signs psalms for Pennsylvania congregation
New Hampshire church celebrates new pastor, backpacks blessing
Indiana church marks 160 years with celebration
Massachusetts match made in heaven
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OTHER RELIGIOUS NEWS
Is James Foley a martyr? A brutal death sparks a faith-based debate
United Nations launches human rights probe of ISIS
Christian leaders call for end to U.S. strikes in Iraq, focus on peaceful resolution
Thousands rally in London in major anti-Semitism rally
Cracks in the stained glass ceiling: Women reach prominent pulpits
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Take Action Now: Join the People's Climate March
Around the Globe: Israel/Palestine — How Long, O God?
Witness for Justice: Many Questions, Few Good Answers
Vital Signs & Statistics: New Data Definitions for the Church?
Changes & Deaths: Ministerial Updates
 
UCC Insurance Board
Church Building & Loan Fund
Tearing Open the Heavens
Join One Read - Hot Dogs & Hamburgers
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