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December 17, 2013
SHARING THE TRUE MESSAGE OF JESUS
SHARING THE TRUE MESSAGE OF JESUS
A nativity scene controversy over inclusivity and extravagant welcome stirs up spirited support for a small town Kentucky pastor.
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FEATURES
God of Life, Lead Us to Justice and Peace
God of Life, Lead Us to Justice and Peace
The Rev. Geoffrey A. Black offers a prayer for this Christmas, that our world be blessed with hope and the spirit of peace. Read more >>
New Leadership at the Insurance Board
Timothy S. Harris has been called to succeed the retiring Cathy Green as president and CEO of the Insurance Board. Learn more >>
Winter Solstice Celebration
A liturgy to mark the longest night of the year, with rest and reflection that counters the crazy pace of the secular Christmas season. Get resources >>
Expecting Christmas?
Stop rushing and prepare for the birth of Jesus. That's the Sunday sermon the Rev. Maxwell Grant, senior minister of Second Congregational UCC in Greenwich, Conn., will share this week on the Day 1 radio program. Listen in >>
HEADLINES
UNITED CHURCH NEWS
Where will gun reform lead UCC activists in 2014?
Cathedral of Hope Advent ads extend extravagant welcome
Retired pastor donates more than 3,000 Christmas books to underprivileged children
UCC minister part of a prayer wave to end global hunger
Commentary: A Word on Freedom
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UCC IN THE NEWS
Vermont church joins statewide vigil to remember Newtown school shooting
Massachusetts church choir invited to perform at Vatican festival
Oregon church raises money for a severe weather shelter
Minnesota church raises thousands for typhoon aid
Gay couples celebrate double wedding in New Jersey
Wisconsin church shares live nativity
Michigan church reports good traffic for Nativity Expo
New York church group supports bell ringers
Pennsylvania church members laugh stress away
Iowa woman on a roll, baking for church Christmas dinner
Ohio LGBTQ community speaks out after area murders
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OTHER RELIGIOUS NEWS
Pope Francis tops Facebook’s list of most-talked-about topics
As the world mourns Nelson Mandela, abortion foes protest
Wisconsin churches sponsor weddings in Haiti
Why a best-selling writer hung her Christmas tree upside down
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