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September 16, 2014
NYC Climate March 585
ADVOCATES FOR EARTH CARE ISSUING CALL FOR ACTION
Thousands from the UCC are flocking to New York City this week to take a stand on climate change, joining earth care advocates from around the country and the world as part of the People's Climate March.
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FEATURES
Coming Together for Immigration Reform 340
Coming Together for Immigration Reform
The UCC general minister and president joins the Unitarians in an Ohio rally calling for immigration justice in every corner of this country. Read more >>
Wilderness Behavior
The Rev. Dwight Andrews, senior minister of First Congregational UCC in downtown Atlanta, is the featured preacher Sept. 21 on "Day 1," with a sermon based on Exodus 16:2-15. "Too often we seem guided by what we lack, rather than living in gratitude for what we have. This is wilderness behavior," he says. "How many more of our children will die over a pair of expensive sneakers? This, beloved, is wilderness behavior." Listen in >>
Pinwheels for Peace
Get the younger generation involved in Peace Day 2014 on Sept. 21. Along with a Biblical understanding of Peace, learn about the "pinwheels for peace" movement, a visible witness to the children’s call for world peace. Learn more >>
If Disaster Strikes, Be Ready
September is National Preparedness Month, and a free, one-hour webinar next Tuesday, Sept. 23, can help equip you with practical ways your congregation or organization can prepare for disaster and get ready to help your community recover, too! Find out more >>
Our Faith, Our Vote Remember to Register!
Next Tuesday, Sept. 23, is National Voter Registration Day, a good reminder that there is still time to make sure members of your church family and community are registered to vote. Read more >>
Breaking the Silence About Mental Illness
Do you know and love someone in your faith community with a mental illness? Learn what you can do to be part of the national movement for mental health in this Oct. 8 webinar. Read more >>
What Can We Do to Achieve Health Equity?
Looking for input from pastors, parish nurses, and Christian educators. Please take this short survey to help the UCC ensure all people have the opportunity to attain their full health potential. Read more >>
HEADLINES
UNITED CHURCH NEWS
Solar panels at Mexican hospice could help care for patients
Earth care fuels the People's Climate Train across the country
Colorado UCC joins coalition to provide sanctuary to immigrant families facing deportation
UCC leaders against airstrikes, arming opposition to end Islamic state threat
Search Committee formed to begin seeking new General Minister and President
UCC Youth Minister Middleton honored by national publication
UCC Disaster Ministries to send $35,000 to flooded areas of Kashmir
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UCC IN THE NEWS
Black church leaders rev up for climate justice
Two national church leaders to speak at immigration conference in Akron
UCC volunteers provide help, hope to flood survivors in Colorado
UCC minister parallels Christianity and Ferguson protests
Ohio churches mark 175 years of shared history
North Dakota church celebrating 125 years of service
Permanent pastor found for New Hampshire church
Ohio church welcoming pastor
New pastor welcomed at Pennsylvania church
Ending hunger goal of first CROP walk in New Orleans
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OTHER RELIGIOUS NEWS
Churches offer sanctuary to immigrants in danger of deportation
Religious left says it won't drop the moral mantle in 2014
Nuns call on pope to revoke 15th century Doctrine of Discovery
Prayer services mark remembrances of 9/11 attack
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