Fast from Fossil Fuels during Lent

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February 25, 2014
Annual Ecumenical Lenten Carbon Fast 585
LIVE WITH LESS DURING LENT
Join UCC congregations in the carbon fast and resolve to reduce your consumption of fossil fuels during Lent. Recognize this time of repentance, fasting, and prayer with actions that benefit Mother Earth.
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Where I Belonged
Three LGBTQ young adults with very different faith journeys share the profound ways the United Church of Christ has welcomed them. Watch the video >>
How Will You March Forth on March Fourth?
It's one day your way! Join us on Tuesday, March 4 in a one-day effort of justice and advocacy, where you pick the cause. Find out more >>
An Invitation from Newtown
UCC Pastor Matt Crebbin knows firsthand the devastating impact of gun violence. He's calling the wider church to mark March 13-16 for prayer and education, to remember those who have lost their lives to gunfire, and pray for those whose lives have been forever changed. Learn more >>
Join the Next Generation Leadership Initiative
Take advantage of a dynamic program from The Pension Boards — advanced training for 2030 clergy who serve as transformational leaders in the local congregations of the UCC. Application deadline March 21. Apply today >>
Sharing Sacred Songs
To mark Black History Month, The Heritage Chorale of Cleveland sings spirituals as part of a mission to preserve the sacred music. Listen in >>
Lent and the Doctrine of Discovery
Deepen your congregation's understanding of the impact of racism during Lent, using the lens of the doctrine of discovery. Use these five reflections in the service of racial justice. Get resources >>
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UNITED CHURCH NEWS
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UCC, United Church of Canada take first steps toward full communion
UCC Officers, Conference Ministers hold frank discussion on finances, common vision
UCC assists lost congregations rediscover a new beginning
UCC Church House extends extravagant welcome in downtown Cleveland
UCC pastor works to create immigrant-welcoming communities throughout Arizona
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UCC IN THE NEWS
Preventing Sexual Violence
Washington UCC hopes for changes with Road to Housing project
Effort for gay marriage support heads South
Meet the minister of North Carolina congregation
Associate pastor uses Internet to expand worship in Massachusetts
Minnesota church celebrates 21st annual Grumpy Old Men Festival
Pennsylvania programs spotlight civil-rights activist Rosa Parks
Faith groups push back on role of money in politics
Maine church group raises funds for Honduras community
Green bridge no obstacle for Florida hunger walkers
Washington preschool celebrates 50th year
Connecticut conference minister: Work for justice is not done
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