Love (and the UCC) Wins in North Carolina

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October 14, 2014
Belated Wedding Present 585
A BEAUTIFUL BELATED WEDDING PRESENT
The UCC wins a landmark lawsuit for religious freedom and marriage equality. When newlyweds Kathi Smith and Lisa Cloninger return home from their honeymoon, their marriage will be recognized by the state of North Carolina. Get the details
Read more about the historic court decision.
FEATURES
Ferguson Protest Stadium
Moral Monday in Missouri
In a visible witness for racial equality, clergy, civil activists and students push police lines, storm city hall, and close stores in Greater St. Louis as part of Moral Monday March. Read more >>
Let Them All Come
Worship that embraces all generations is possible. Come experience how one congregation does it, and share stories with church leaders about making worship inclusive for everyone, from toddlers to seniors. Participate! Reflect! Discuss! Find out more >>
Our Faith, Our Vote
Tired of campaign ads that don't address the real issues at stake in the upcoming elections? Straight talk about the upcoming midterm election in an Oct. 22 webinar. Join us at 3 p.m. for a discussion of topics, including the economy, health care and international peace and security from a faith perspective. Register now >>
Attention UCC Authorized Ministers
You can now opt out of having your address, phone, and email published in the Yearbook and on Access UCC. Learn more about completing the process >>
Time to Ditch Sunday School?
Learn about a new philosophy of Children's Ministry and how to bring it to life in your congregation. Take a four-week online course, beginning Oct. 15, that incorporates the role of faith community, biblical story, intergenerational relationships, worship and family in childhood faith formation. Last chance to register today >>
HEADLINES
UNITED CHURCH NEWS
UCC victorious in lawsuit as judge strikes down N.C. gay marriage ban
A big day for love and the UCC in Oklahoma
UCC theologians call for civilian protection in Syrian airstrikes
Celebrating Yvonne Delk and 40 years of service to UCC
Parker Lecture hits on legacy, future of communication
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UCC IN THE NEWS
Changing Times: Jackie and Kate are finally married
Iowa hike aims to end hunger
Local faith groups organize around North Dakota's Measure 1
Charlotte churches divided over gay marriage
New Hampshire church recognized for climate change efforts
Same-sex marriages begin in Ashville, N.C.
Ferguson protest has a spiritual focus
Pennsylvania church group sews sleeping bags for homeless people
Oklahoma County weddings get surprise assist
Youth flourish through creative therapy
Donations sought to secure conservation easement for Illinois church camp
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OTHER RELIGIOUS NEWS
Vatican stuns Catholic world with greater openness toward gays and lesbians
Topeka goes from 'God Hates Fags' to 'God Loves Gays'
Mass mobs aim to keep pews full at old churches
Vatican Synod on the family
Seminaries awarded millions to include science in coursework
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