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October 7, 2014
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ONE CHURCH, ONE BOOK MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE
See how One Read is building momentum for the UCC literacy initiative in Illinois. Are you getting involved in Reading Changes Lives?
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FEATURES
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I Don't Have to Change to Be Accepted by Christ
As an indigenous person of North America, Toni B. was searching for a justice-seeking church when she accepted the UCC into her life. Watch video >>
Stoking the Fires for Justice
Working for justice is in our UCC DNA. Join like-minded advocates in a Nov. 8 "justice revival" with inspiring worship, preaching and training to better fan the flames. Make plans today to join us next month in the Pacific Northwest. Read more >>
It's Got to Be A Priority
Churches must be a safe place for victims to share their stories and seek support. In October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, take a minute to think about how your congregation can play a role in ending the violence. Begin planning now for Speak out Sunday, Nov. 23. Get resources >>
Accessible, Inclusive Worship
As the UCC prepares for Access Sunday and Disabilities Week, the first Stillspeaking Worship Institute plans to address accessible and inclusive worship. Register today >>
Send Children Tools for School
UCC congregations get creative to stretch grant dollars for Church World Service school kits. Apply for a grant >>
HEADLINES
UNITED CHURCH NEWS
Supreme Court ruling means marriage equality in five states, maybe more
Immigration advocates applaud Obama plan to welcome refugee children
Andover Newton inaugurates 10th president
How is Disaster Ministries helping African countries against Ebola?
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UCC IN THE NEWS
Same-sex couples exchange vows in Oklahoma
Wyoming could see same-sex marriages by end of year
Pennsylvania pastor's impact extends far beyond church doors
Trip to South Dakota reservation opens eyes and touches hearts of Illinois youth group
World Communion Sunday events include focus on persecuted Christians
U.S. church body calls for boycott and divestment from Israeli occupation
Ohio church leaving building, but keeping mission
Illinois church celebrates setting Welcome Center cornerstone
Celebrating Confirmation in the UCC
Montana pastor gets last laughs
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OTHER RELIGIOUS NEWS
Investing in our children's future: Divestment, sustainability and climate justice
Bible museum under construction in Washington
High court ruling may lead to gay marriage in 30 states
What do Americans pray for?
Methodists resolve gay marriage complaint against 36 pastors without a trial
Supreme Court takes on labor cases involving pregnancy, religion
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