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15
Oct

UCC minister: It’s go time. Citizenship now!

A young woman calls on Congress to keep families together and pass a pathway to citizenship for immigrants brought to the United States as children. How do you define home, your casa? We talk about casa and familia, family, on a regular basis but what does it really mean for you and in your ministries? Stuart

15
Oct

History inspires UCC-related seminary’s new name

Hartford Seminary has a new name, partly inspired by an old one. To be sure, the new name — Hartford International University for Religion and Peace — is forward-looking. It will “better reflect the expanded, international scope of our rigorous academic programs, research and partnerships,” said university President Joel N. Lohr in an Oct. 13

14
Oct

Into the Mystic: The Healing Power of Music

Listen to the podcast Read the transcript How you ever been moved to tears by a piece of music? Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, that hypnotic quietude dripping slowly into the ear and melting the heart.  Deep meaning, righteous rage, defiance in the face of suffering all manifest as Holly Near sings “We Are a Gentle, Angry

14
Oct

Who Are These Rules Serving?

Policy Advocate for Domestic Issues You might have heard a lot recently about the filibuster in Congress. It’s a rule in the Senate that allows any Senator to hold up legislation, making it harder for legislation to pass because it requires a supermajority—60 votes—for passage through the Senate. Baked into the Senate rules of conduct

13
Oct

Connie Tucker Remembered – United Church of Christ

Connie Tucker (October 14, 1950 – September 26, 2015) was born in Seale, Alabama to parents Otis Spencer Jr. and Bernice Nall Tucker. Although a native of Alabama, she grew up in Tuskegee, Alabama and Sarasota, Florida. Connie attended Booker High School (Sarasota); the University of South Florida (Tampa). She became an activist for social

13
Oct

UCC national mandates COVID-19 vaccines for staff

Add the United Church of Christ national offices to the list of organizations mandating COVID-19 vaccines. “UCC national is committed to the health and safety of our employees, their families and the community at large. It made sense to mandate the vaccine now that the FDA approved the Pfizer vaccine,” said Alisa Lewis, director of

12
Oct

$250 UCC Matching Grants for CWS Kits: Apply for Yours Today

Global H.O.P.E. Kit Matching Grant Application This is an urgent call to churches to assemble CWS Emergency Clean-Up Buckets and School and Hygiene Kits. CWS stocks Buckets and Kits for disasters like this summer’s Hurricane Ida, which can deplete these supplies quickly. Maidencreek Church, Blandon, Pa., assembled 10 Emergency Cleanup Buckets and 75 Hygiene Kits