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Holy Group-Think

UCC Daily Devotional - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:00am
I used to think that if I just talked clearly enough, eloquently enough, long enough, everyone in the room would come to see what I saw.

September 21, 2014: Proper 20 (25) (Year A)

Lectionary Readings - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 3:00am
Exodus 16:2-15 and Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45 * Jonah 3:10-4:11 and Psalm 145:1-8 * Philippians 1:21-30 * Matthew 20:1-16

"Who Makes Your Life More Lively?"

UCC Daily Devotional - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 12:00am
Jesus tells Christians that we are to be "the salt of the earth." I can't think of a Jesus dictum that has taken an odder turn in daily use.

Religious

UCC Daily Devotional - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 12:00am
I want my religion to be that of a follower of Christ, but I know I probably have a lot of other religions too.

United Church of Christ to receive HRC Torch Award

United Church of Christ - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:00am
For decades, the United Church of Christ has been a leader and torch-bearer for LGBT equality. In recognition of that leadership, the Cleveland Chapter of the Human Rights Campaign is honoring the entire denomination, and its Open and Affirming Coalition, with Torch Awards.

FOJ

UCC Daily Devotional - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:00am
I think we need a code word for the people who, in our moments of greatest need, find the most deeply unhelpful things to say.

UCC leaders laud award from Clinton foundation to Coalition of Immokalee Workers

United Church of Christ - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:00am
The foundation of a former First Family will recognize the Florida-based human rights organization, and one of the biggest tomato producers in the United States, for its groundbreaking justice work.

Commentary: Love Never Fails

United Church of Christ - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:00am
Today marks the anniversary of Margaret Smith’s historic election in 1948 as Maine’s first woman U.S. Senator, a position she would keep until 1973, making her the longest-serving Republican woman in the Senate.

Ready For Refinement

UCC Daily Devotional - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:00am
Before we can get to the stuff we can use, we have to carefully and prayerfully remove the stuff we can't use.

OC, Inc. continues the fight for net neutrality

United Church of Christ - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:00am
The Office of Communication, Inc. (OC, Inc.) spearheaded the latest action on behalf of faith-based groups in asking the Federal Communications Commission to adopt the strongest possible rules that would prohibit any pay-for-priority access online.

Did Jesus Ignore Her?

UCC Daily Devotional - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:00am
This is a story in which nobody wants to pay attention to a suffering woman, even Jesus.

Thousands from UCC to take to NY streets, part of People's Climate March

United Church of Christ - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:00am
The final pieces of preparation are coming together for thousands of United Church of Christ advocates descending upon Manhattan this week to join tens of thousands in the largest climate march in history.

Light as A Feather

UCC Daily Devotional - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:00am
There are many ways to live in this world, but to live the best way, go to Jesus, take on his yoke, learn how light it is.

Solar panels at Mexican hospice could help care for patients

United Church of Christ - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:00am
The ministers of A Church Alive United Church of Christ in North Hollywood, Calif., came up with a plan to install solar panels at the facility to cut down on utility costs, freeing up funds to feed and provide medication to patients.

Always Not Always

UCC Daily Devotional - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:00am
John 12:8 has been invoked countless times to skirt the hard questions about poverty and make the case for doing nothing.

September 14, 2014: Holy Cross (Year A)

Lectionary Readings - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 3:00am
Numbers 21:4b-9 and Psalm 98:1-5 * 1 Corinthians 1:18-24 * John 3:13-17

September 14, 2014: Proper 19 (24) (Year A)

Lectionary Readings - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 3:00am
Exodus 14:19-31 and Psalm 114 or Exodus 15:1b-11, 20-21 * Genesis 50:15-21 and Psalm 103:(1-7), 8-13 * Romans 14:1-12 * Matthew 18:21-35

Seeing the Light

UCC Daily Devotional - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 12:00am
So many of us have seen the light but don't let it affect our identity or our habits of seeing. We have a little hope when we could have a lot.

Who Are You to Talk?

UCC Daily Devotional - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 12:00am
Why doesn't God stop our suffering? God can't stop it. God doesn't pull puppet strings from heaven.

UCC Disaster Ministries to send $35,000 to flooded areas of Kashmir

United Church of Christ - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 12:00am
The United Church of Christ’s Disaster Ministries is moving quickly to help the people of India, where rising waters and a monsoon have killed almost 500 this week and are threatening about 1.5 million people.