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Commentary: Asian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage in the United States

United Church of Christ - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:00pm

During May, we celebrate the heritage of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

UCC community aids flood recovery in Texas

United Church of Christ - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:08am

As the cleanup continues in Texas following high winds and flash floods in late April, UCC members are teaming up to help the people affected by the storms find normal again.

U.S. Diplomacy, not arms sales, needed in Middle East

United Church of Christ - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:28am

The United Church of Christ, in a letter sent to Congress Thursday, May 5, is joining more than a dozen faith based-organizations speaking out against the U.S. role in militarized engagement in the Middle East.

May 5, 2016: Ascension of the Lord (Year C)

Lectionary Readings - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 1:00am
Acts 1:1-11 * Psalm 47 or Psalm 93 * Ephesians 1:15-23 * Luke 24:44-53

Defiance

UCC Daily Devotional - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:00pm

Tony Robinson

Dolores knew affliction, perplexity, persecution, and being laid low. Which also meant she had every reason to given up on faith, even life. She never did.

New homes help shelter Filipino families in Typhoon Haiyan recovery

United Church of Christ - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 8:45am

As the rebuilding effort in the Philippines continues — more than two years after the most destructive storm to make landfall ripped through the South Pacific — the United Church of Christ continues to help shelter the survivors who lost everything. 

And in a supporting role . . .

UCC Daily Devotional - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 11:00pm

Richard L. Floyd

We don't know much about the prophet Hulda . . . but we do know that a bunch of powerful men in a patriarchal age came to her for guidance about the ways of God.

Andover Newton, Yale Divinity School announce partnership

United Church of Christ - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 7:16am

In keeping with their bold approach to theological education, UCC-related Andover Newton Theological School and Yale Divinity School unveiled plans May 2 to explore the possibility of a phased affiliation, beginning in Fall 2016.

To Seek with Heart and Soul

UCC Daily Devotional - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:00pm

Talitha Arnold

Sometimes confirmands are not ready to confirm their faith.  That's OK.

UCC releases faith-based tools aimed at ending gun violence

United Church of Christ - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 5:00am

The United Church of Christ, urging churches around the country to get involved in gun violence prevention, releases a very personal video message from a local congregation that lived through a horrific mass shooting in their small community.

Still Life Goes On

UCC Daily Devotional - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 11:00pm

Kaji Douša

God, help us to bear good fruit.

May 1, 2016: Sixth Sunday of Easter (Year C)

Lectionary Readings - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 1:00am
Acts 16:9-15 * Psalm 67 * Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5 * John 14:23-29 or John 5:1-9

Song of Peace

UCC Daily Devotional - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 11:00pm

Jennifer Garrsion Brownell

The hum of war is a persistent earworm that you can hear, it seems, wherever you go.

Change Happens

UCC Daily Devotional - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:00pm

Lillian Daniel

There is no one who can't use more of what this scripture has to offer.

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