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07
Sep

UCC leader: Silence is not an option!

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” These words spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. decades ago could not be more urgent today in the face of silence by our nation’s highest court. The Supreme Court of the United States was very intentional about their silence that

04
Sep

Dosia Carlson: A Long Life that Made a Difference

She was a young woman born in 1930 who wanted to become a missionary in China. However, after an encounter with Polio, her life unfolded in new ways.  She studied at Oberlin College, attended a seminary, was ordained, earned a doctorate at the University of Pittsburg and for fourteen years taught in a religion department

04
Sep

Can Churches Require COVID-19 Vaccinations?

Like many United Church of Christ Local Churches, First Congregational Church has been holding online worship services since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March of 2020.  Recently it has held a few outdoor worship services, but with autumn and cooler weather just around the corner, and the ready availability of the COVID-19 vaccine, the church