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October 15, 2013

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Battling Misconceptions - Kayak for Mental IllnessBATTLING MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS
A Utah woman with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder finds support at church and spends 54 days on a kayak to share her story.




UCC Logo 120 CHARTING A NEW COURSE
At its first business meeting, the United Church of Christ Board works together to chart a new future under unified governance.



Higher Education 120 HIGHER LEARNING
Seven presidents come together in Cleveland around higher education.



Health Care Reform HOW CAN YOU HELP YOUR NEIGHBOR?
As people of faith, we can act as resources for those in need of health insurance. How? Here are a few ideas.



THAT THEY MAY ALL BE ONE
Learn more about UCC structures, ministry and mission in this online polity, theology and history course from the Pacific School of Religion.
Theological Education 120



PROMOTE FOOD SECURITY FOR ALL PEOPLE
Give hundreds of millions of children and families food security so they can grow, develop, and learn. During Churches Week of Action on Food, call for a long-term commitment to fight hunger and strengthen global agricultural production.
Food Day 120



Behold 120
BEHOLD! ADVENT IS COMING
Order this 2013 devotional from the Stillspeaking Writers' Group.



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United Church News
Peace Village successfully promotes peace, faith formation
UCCB’s first full meeting a mix of business, learning
UCC Officers, board address $2.3 million budget shortfall facing national setting
Former director of UCC D.C. office to lead National Religious Campaign Against Torture
New Beginnings Mission House helps Pennsylvania families get back on their feet

UCC In the News
Cleveland: Redskins controversy revives Wahoo debate
Poverty meal opens eyes to neighbors’ struggles in North Carolina
Ohio church blesses animals great and small
Illinois church helps fight hunger with harvest proceeds
Iowa church hires intentional interim pastor
Minnesota church celebrating 125 years
Americans voice anger, frustration in stalemate
Florida pastor says goodbye to his congregation
Oregon Resource Fair focuses on LGBTQ clients in need of help
New York church celebrates 150 years
Virginia pastor running to represent diversity in his community
Ohio churches band together to combat homelessness
Florida church dedicates lift, raises issue of accessibility at churches

Ecumenical & Interfaith
Muslims say they deserve school time off for holidays, too
Christians opposing the shameful “Values Voter Summit”
Mainline churches: Past, present and future
Religious groups feel the pinch of government shutdown
House Democrats arrested in immigration reform protest
National Council of Churches still pushing for comprehensive immigration policy reform
Can online Communion be a substitute for the real thing?
What do Millennials really seek from religion?
Casual pope puts Vatican on alert with quips
Water initiatives get congregations to pledge to conserve
Are African-American clergy doing enough?
When Catholic schools fire gay teachers, laity push back
Gay Mormons: California couple leads growing movement to change church stance on homosexuality
New Jersey judge says gay marriage can begin in two weeks


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