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September 30, 2014
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OFFERING A HAND UP
A simple but effective way at helping another make a better life involves supporting Neighbors in Need. Learn more about the work Sunday’s offering supports, and how grant money is available today.
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FEATURES
Bethany Beds Refugee Assistance 340
Local Love and Divine Intervention
More than two dozen congregations in Pennsylvania, Illinois, New York, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts help change the lives of young refugees in UCC care. Read more >>
Follow Global Ministries in the Middle East
Visiting partners and the pyramids in Egypt, witnessing life in Syrian refugee camps in Jordan and Lebanon, and discussing the role of women in religion in Palestine. Follow the GM nine-person delegation, in a visible presence of solidarity, as they experience the realities in the region. Read more >>
Get a Coach in Your Corner
If you are looking to build best practices at the start of your ministry or need some personalized assistance to change old patterns, a ministry coach can help. Try a FREE session to see how a coach can strengthen your ministry. Sign up today >>
Linking Health Equity and Climate Change
A lot of work has been done to call attention to climate change. But as people of faith, we also need to be mindful of the intersections of earth care with health care, and how to help the most vulnerable. Read more >>
HEADLINES
UNITED CHURCH NEWS
An important opportunity to inspire women in the West Bank
UCC seeking applicants for General Minister and President
UCC builds philanthropy and stewardship team
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UCC IN THE NEWS
UCC pastor participates in "America after Ferguson" discussion on PBS
Legacy of service going strong at Chicago soup kitchen
World Peace Day observed in Florida
The Rev. Amy Butler called to lead New York's Riverside Church
Pennsylvania six-grader steps up to fight hunger with help of her church
Should Christian parents spank their children to discipline them?
North Carolina UCC participates in CWS School Kit mission
UCC investment fund will be free of fossil fuels
Maryland churches work together to fund emergency shelter
Illinois church invites the police to talk about gangs
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OTHER RELIGIOUS NEWS
U.N. Human Rights Council adopts LGBT resolution
Religious leaders try to cope with ISIL and attacks
Congregations open doors to undocumented immigrants
On Rosh Hashanah, Israelis welcome a more diverse set of Jews
United States underestimated rise of Islamic State
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Take Action Now: Support justice for Palestinian Prisoners held by Israel
Around the Globe: A Bold Witness of Peace — Columbia
Witness for Justice: Holding the U.S. Accountable for Racial Discrimination
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