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December 18, 2012

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TAKE TIME FOR SILENCE AND REFLECTION
the Rev. Geoffrey A. BlackA holiday message from United Church of Christ General Minister and President, the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black.




PRayer LET US PLACE OUR TRUST IN GOD, NOT GUNS
The UCC National Officers release a reflection and prayer in response to the murder of 20 first-graders and six women, gunned down in a Newtown, Conn. elementary school.


Vicki Soto GOODBYE TO ONE OF OUR OWN
Lordship Community UCC in Stratford, Conn. is preparing for the funeral of first grade teacher Vicki Soto, who died Friday trying to protect her classroom children.


Water Bugs and Dragon Flies HELP NEWTOWN'S CHILDREN
Just $1 sends Water Bugs and Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children to a child in Connecticut.  Join the UCC and The Pilgrim Press in reaching out to the Newtown community with this valuable resource.


Six Communities One Call SIX COMMUNITIES, ONE CALL
Spend a year in service as a young adult. Change your life and those around you forever.


Day 1 radio
LEARNING TO FOCUS ON GOD’S MESSAGE
Tune in this week to UCC minister Casey Baggott’s sermon on the Fourth Sunday of Advent on the national radio program, “Day 1.”


Twelve Days of Giving
TWELVE DAYS OF GIVING
Join the celebration of the Twelve Days of Christmas with a gift to the Christmas Fund. You will make a difference in the lives of many.


Linda and Geoffrey Faithful BudgetCALL FOR A FAIR AND FAITHFUL FISCAL AGREEMENT
As time runs out in 2012, tell Congress to craft a budget deal that reflects our values and protects our communities.


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MAKING CONNECTIONS
Join the subscribers to the UCC channel on YouTube!


Brendon Mahoney
Changing Lives
Brendon Mahoney,
Phoenix, Arizona


 

United Church News
UCC faith community offers prayers for grieving Newtown, Conn.
Connecticut weeps for the children of Newtown
UCC supports United Church of Christ Philippines after devastating typhoon
Community organizing to help congregations develop leaders, vitality
‘Dates of Change’ tells the stories of restoration, second chances and changing lives
Global Ministries executives reach out to Syrian refugees during trip to Middle East
UCC’s Back Bay Mission wraps up housing project in time for Christmas

UCC In the News
Newtown Minister: Our lives will never be the same
Connecticut church holds vigil for Newtown shooting victims
Words of comfort, words of hope in Connecticut
Worshippers look to pulpit in wake of Connecticut tragedy
Missouri church holds candlelight vigil for families of shooting victims
With tragedy come questions and trauma
Iowa UCC hosts a free rummage sale
New pastor welcomed in Michigan
Cookie walk raises almost $2,000 for Ohio UCC
New Jersey pastor cooked for others when the power went out
Resolution coming to Synod calling for divestment from fossil fuel companies
United Church Homes welcomes new senior vice president and chief operating officer
Bangor completes function as a seminary; becomes Center for 21st Century Ministry
United Church Homes honors Ohio church with award

Ecumenical & Interfaith
Funerals begin for Newtown victims as schools confront tragedy
President Obama draws on spirituality to comfort Connecticut families
Bomb threat adds alarm to grief at Connecticut church
Gay marriage a long time coming for widow Edie Windsor
School yoga tries to avoid religious controversy
‘Are you my mother?’ Sometimes, there’s no easy answer



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