An Advent call for change

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December 16, 2014
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FINDING HOPE AND UNITY IN A CALL FOR JUSTICE
The UCC was strongly represented in the tens of thousands of people who converged on Washington D.C. this weekend—for vigils, marches and protests—calling for change. Read more
FEATURES
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Proclaiming Justice and Paying It Forward
UCC ministers pastoring a small Brooklyn, N.Y., church get a gift from a South Carolina banner company to proclaim ‘Black Lives Matter' in three states. Learn more >>
A Season of Prayer, a Message of Justice and Peace
In his monthly reflection, the Rev. Geoffrey Black urges us not to ignore the realities that face our world during Advent. As our experience of faith is challenged, what better time to consider what God’s love means. Watch the video >>
Put Your Education to Work
Wondering about the next step? Take a year to practice justice leadership with a UCC Young Adult Service Community. Transform your life. Transform our world. Apply now! >>
Sign Up and Shop
Before you buy online, sign up for iGive, and when you shop at one of more than 1,500 online stores, a percentage of your purchase can be donated to the UCC Annual Fund at no extra cost to you. Learn more >>
Need a New Approach to Youth Ministry?
Old models of youth ministry don't meet the needs of today's busy teens and families. Find new ways to transform your whole church through cross-generational and family-based ministry and social media in an online course Jan. 14-Feb. 25. Register today >>
Pick Your Workshops
If you are interested in better ways to "be the church," the United Church of Christ’s 30th General Synod likely is offering a workshop about it. Check out the list of 24 workshops on the Saturday schedule. Find out more >>
HEADLINES
UNITED CHURCH NEWS
UCC churches in D.C. light up the night for justice
UCC joins faith community in condemning U.S. torture tactics
New York clergy call for police reform to rebuild trust with community
Dillard University hosts intensive English language program for Mexican students
Commentary: The power and importance of a shared voice
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UCC IN THE NEWS
Black Lives Matter Sunday services at Ohio church
D.C. candlelight vigil illuminates 16th Street from White House to Maryland
North Carolina faith leaders speak out on police killings
Immigrants in limbo over Obama immigrant rules
Gun violence rallies Maryland interfaith activists; second anniversary of Connecticut school shooting prompts vigil
Nebraska church shelters families displaced by fire
After 50 years, King's Nobel Prize speech sheds light on lasting nonviolent legacy
Bronx residents rally to save historic church slated for demolition
Peace light from Bethlehem arrives at Indiana church
South Dakota students connect with community through volunteering
Nebraska church passes proclamation accepting LGBTQ people
Pennsylvania church celebrates Advent
Students and faculty arrested during California protests
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OTHER RELIGIOUS NEWS
Black churches pray in protest of police slayings
New research shows Americans want to keep Christ in Christmas
Churches and conversations on race
Sacred journeys wed new pilgrims to old paths
In Philadelphia, clergy discuss '7 Last Words of 7 Black Lives'
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