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Jan

The Rev. Ted Erickson, 86

The Rev. Theodore H. Erickson Jr. died Jan. 9, 2022, in Ligonier, Pa., after a long illness. He was 86. Ordained in 1962, he served as a local church pastor in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania and as a social… The post The Rev. Ted Erickson, 86 appeared first on United Church of Christ. Source

13
Jan

Showing Up in 2022 – United Church of Christ

published on Jan 12, 2022 The work of building a just world for all, through public policy advocacy and transformative public dialogue, has been so very challenging in the last several years. Here we are entering a new year of advocacy and activism, and our resilience has been stretched. I confess that I find the

13
Jan

Protecting the Sacred Right to Vote

Our democratic institutions are contingent on the idea that each person’s voice is represented by their vote. When people’s votes are suppressed or laws are passed to make it harder to vote, that, in turn, diminishes our democracy. We remember what Isaiah says, “Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive

11
Jan

UCC med debt buys now top $75 million

The United Church of Christ sent a present over the holidays to 2,950 families in Arkansas and Tennessee. People in those households have received letters, telling them their medical debt has been forgiven. In the denomination’s latest buy, 20 churches of the Missouri Mid-South Conference have abolished $3.9 million in medical debt for families in