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December 2, 2014
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LIGHT UP SOMEONE'S LIFE AT CHRISTMAS
It's a much appreciated tradition of giving that spans more than a hundred years. This holiday, recognize and honor those who have served the UCC with a gift to The Christmas Fund. Learn more
FEATURES
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You Are Welcome, Too!
Accept our offer of radical inclusivity. We insist. Watch the video >>
Giving Tuesday
After a weekend of holiday shopping, mark a day of giving, not getting. Today, on Giving Tuesday, think of others, and give the gift of hope and extravagant welcome with a gift to the UCC Annual Fund. Give a gift >>
And The Children Shall Lead Them
See how ministering with children can enrich the spiritual journey of your entire congregation.  At the next Still Speaking Worship Institute in February, explore the ways you can include children in all church faith formation events. Learn more >>
Discovered? Or Stolen!
Learn how the UCC is working to right the wrongs of the Doctrine of Discovery, and how the doctrine — used by invaders to claim the lands of indigenous peoples — has impacted indigenous peoples over time, destroying their spirituality and culture. Watch the video >>
Help Stop Gun Violence
Pledge your participation in National Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Dec. 11-14. Join places of worship across the nation to remember those who have lost their lives to gunfire, to pray for those whose lives have been forever changed because of the loss of a loved one, and to educate one another on proven strategies to reduce gun violence. Pledge today >>
HEADLINES
UNITED CHURCH NEWS
UCC minister calls to end stigma on World AIDS Day
South Dakota Conference UCC completes transfer of tribal lands to Dakota Association
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UCC IN THE NEWS
Local pastor calls out for new grand jury in Ferguson case
Attendees at vigil in Pennsylvania 'unsurprised' in aftermath of Ferguson decision
After Ferguson decision, black churches rekindle leadership for long-term social change
Connecticut interfaith Thanksgiving service celebrates different faith traditions
Peace cranes heading from California to Washington
Ferguson Commission holds first public meeting
From tragic death, Pennsylvania church finds rebirth
Observing Black Friday in different ways in Iowa
San Diego church leaders call for Black Friday boycott
Black Friday protests at Minnesota Walmarts and McDonalds
Tennessee church welcomes new pastor
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OTHER RELIGIOUS NEWS
Ferguson pastors urge peace after grand jury doesn't indict
In Connecticut, no violence, but dismay at events in Ferguson
At Florida interfaith event, gratitude can be therapeutic
How pastors are passing the baton
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Changes & Deaths: Ministerial Updates
 
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