Waiting for word, calling for peace

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November 18, 2014
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CHURCHES UNITE IN CALL FOR PEACE
UCC executives, in Missouri with the National Council of Churches, are part of the faith community call for peace in Ferguson, awaiting a grand jury decision in the fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown. Read more
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Offering Sanctuary
In a move consistent with our core values of justice and inclusion, Shadow Rock UCC helps lead the Sanctuary Movement in the UCC, offering a safe space to a neighbor in their Arizona community. Read more >>
Take Time Friday to Say Hello!
Do your part to create peace—participate in World Hello Day Friday, Nov. 21. Get the details >>
Help Nurture Future UCC Leaders
Encourage your conference minister to nominate promising young clergy to the 2015 Chautauqua Associates Program, an outstanding opportunity for renewal and growth in the UCC. Participants spend a week at the famed Chautauqua Institutions for brief but intensive denomination-focused relationship building in a communal setting. Learn more >>
Share Christmas Joy
Help make Christmas a joyful season for a poor, homeless, or at-risk family on the Mississippi Gulf Coast by sponsoring a Christmas basket or backpack through Back Bay Mission. See how to help >>
Help Preserve a Free and Open Internet
Learn more about a new interfaith net neutrality coalition, Faithful Internet, and what you can do to support the President's plan to protect a free and open internet. Find out what's at stake for faith communities if a proposal under consideration ends the internet as we know it. Join a webinar moderated by OC, Inc.'s policy advisor, Cheryl Leanza on Nov. 24th at 3p.m. EST. RSVP today >>
Shopping online?
If you'll be doing holiday shopping on Amazon this season, make sure to sign up for AmazonSmiles—Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your purchases to the United Church of Christ Annual Fund. Learn more >>
A Synod Poster You Can Print
Hang this tangible reminder of all the Unexpected Places we find God, which urges registration for General Synod 2015 in Cleveland. Download and print >>
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UNITED CHURCH NEWS
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Former conference minister Jim Smucker remembered for commitment to justice
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UCC IN THE NEWS
Phoenix reverend: Mr. President, it's time for immigration reform
Connecticut churches join ministries
Plymouth Congregational Church in Kansas opens doors to same-sex couples
Missouri same-sex couple gets hitched in St. Louis
Star Island offers raffle for U.S. veterans
Ohio church rings up sales and brings back memories
Church attendance defies national trends in one Virginia county
Mother of Sandy Hook victim launches 'Promise Day' in Ohio
Massachusetts choir sings in Rome as part of sacred music festival
In Pennsylvania, remembering victims of transgender violence
Ohio event pays tribute to transgender violence victims
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OTHER RELIGIOUS NEWS
Philadelphia-area Catholics excited about pope's visit
A bid to make St. Louis a more compassionate city
Moral Monday movement in for long haul
Landmark vote sees first diocese in the Church of England to go fossil free
Obama condemns Islamic State's killing of Peter Kassig
Pope Francis to build showers for homeless in St. Peter's Square
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