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October 15, 2013

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Rev. Ivy Beckwith 120GROW CLOSER TO GOD THROUGH LIFE EXPERIENCES
The Rev. Ivy Beckwith, nationally known author and teacher, is the new team leader of the UCC Faith Formation Ministry.




Marriage Equality 120 NEW JERSEY IS NUMBER 14
UCC marriage equality advocates celebrate as marriage for all becomes law in New Jersey.



Get To Know 120 5,154 CHURCHES, 7,578 MINISTERS
Want to know more detailed information about the state of our denomination? Check out the 2013 UCC Statistical Report.



Children 120 HOMEGROWN FAITH AND JUSTICE
How can the church help parents instill faith and justice in their family life? Join us for this faith formation conversation on Friday, Nov. 22, and be the first to learn about a use-at-home resource for families.



A LEGACY OF EDUCATION
Hear how your support of the Daniel Hand Fund is changing lives of African Americans schooled at UCC-related AMA institutions.
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STRENGTHEN U.S. PEACE EFFORTS IN THE CONGO
Let's raise awareness about the violence and exploitation of resources in the Congo. Join UCC and DOC advocates in observing Congo Week.
Congo Week 120



Church Leaders 120
SOME THINGS CAN'T BE TAUGHT IN CLASS
Take a look at What Church Leaders REALLY Need to Know.



Peek, Ponder, Pray

MAKING CONNECTIONS
Have you seen the Peek, Ponder and Pray for today?




 

United Church News
StillSpeaking Youth raise money, awareness through water poverty campaign
Government back in business, UCC advocates concerned about future budget decisions
UCC minister applauds step toward LGBT equality in North Carolina
Well-known theologian kicks off Kimbrough inauguration at Dilliard University
UCC promotes anti-bullying of LGBT youth on Spirit Day
D.C. faith leaders pray, urge action to end government shutdown
Central Pacific Conference of the UCC stands in opposition to capital punishment
Church officers outline fiscal stability plan for national setting

UCC In the News
Marriage equality goes official in New Jersey
D.C. preacher and the Redskins name controversy
UCC honored with Oikocredit USA's first Founding Member Awards
Central Pacific Conference endorses Oregon same-sex marriage initiative
Pennsylvania church's 'free market' solution benefits food bank
Christian group petitions for immediate end to shutdown
Massachusetts churches focus on climate solutions
A familiar face takes the help at Connecticut church
Rhode Island church's 'Living Candy Land' invites community in
Pennsylvania pastor's son keeping the faith, going for a title
Utah church's fair trade sale has long history
Michigan church embraces the animals
Illinois senior minister an iron and soul man
New Hampshire minister installed
Walking in Massachusetts to stop hunger
California church celebrates 100 years
Apple festival funds Pennsylvania churches

Ecumenical & Interfaith
Couples exchange vows as New Jersey becomes 14th state to allow same-sex marriage
Obama's religion is out of spotlight, but Christian spirituality serves during tough times
Religious leaders and workers sing and pray for moderate Republicans
Faith leaders march on Congress with a message: opening the government is a moral imperative
Hispanics increasingly identify as 'nones'
Billboards: No religion? No problem
Mainline Protestants: Vintage or vibrant?
'12 Years a Slave' prompts calls for racial reconciliation
Could Pope Francis make women cardinals? A pipe dream, and an opening
An aging maverick, Episcopal Bishop John Shelby Spong has no regrets
India digs for treasure on tip from Hindu holy man
Groups in New York rally around 'Faith, Hope and Inclusion' event


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