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Neighbors in Need imagines a world ripe with education, literacy

United Church of Christ - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:00am
Imagine a world where quality education is accessible to all, where literacy isn’t a concern and where educating women and girls is a priority.

Making the Right Entrance

UCC Daily Devotional - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:00am
The attitude or mindset with which we enter any conversation is crucial.

Local love and divine intervention helps change the lives of young refugees in UCC care

United Church of Christ - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:00am
The lives of 80 young refugees from Central and Latin America have been changed for the better, with the assistance of more than 2 dozen congregations of the United Church of Christ and ecumenical partners.

Stairway to Heaven

UCC Daily Devotional - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:00am
We look for the stairway to heaven in many places. In vain.

September 28, 2014: Proper 21 (26) (Year A)

Lectionary Readings - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 3:00am
Exodus 17:1-7 and Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 * Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32 and Psalm 25:1-9 * Philippians 2:1-13 * Matthew 21:23-32

Loved First

UCC Daily Devotional - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 12:00am
Ministry can feel like tripping from one mistake to the next.

Sleeping through the Sermon

UCC Daily Devotional - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 12:00am
I take comfort in knowing that the worst listener can miss the words of the best preacher, and God can still bring about new life.

An important opportunity to inspire women in the West Bank

United Church of Christ - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 12:00am
When the Rev. M. Linda Jaramillo learned of the chance to lend her voice to empower women in Israel-Palestine, she jumped at the opportunity. The executive minister of the United Church of Christ Justice and Witness Ministries believes it will be a powerful moment, to come together at the invitation of the YWCA of Palestine to discuss the issues women face around the world.

Idol

UCC Daily Devotional - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 12:00am
Christianity isn't always bad for business, but it usually doesn't do purveyors of idols any favors. 

Commentary: Holding the U.S. Accountable for Racial Discrimination

United Church of Christ - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:00am
Last month a United Nations committee published its concluding observations regarding the United States’ compliance with the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD), commonly known as the race convention.

Aim Low

UCC Daily Devotional - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:00am
In the church we rightly want to be accepting of people but then slip into thinking that any effort—no matter how sloppy or half-hearted—is also acceptable because it happens in a church.

UCC builds philanthropy and stewardship team

United Church of Christ - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:00am
Five new faces have joined the Office of Philanthropy and Stewardship of the United Church of Christ, and together the team will work to advance the philanthropy efforts and the mission of the denomination.

UCC seeking applicants for General Minister and President

United Church of Christ - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:00am
The United Church of Christ is actively seeking out interested candidates for the next General Minister and President to lead the denomination into the future.

Renewable Energy

UCC Daily Devotional - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:00am
Keeping distance from the name of God can weaken you.

UCC marchers part of 400,000 advocating for climate justice

United Church of Christ - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 12:00am
Hundreds of UCC members, part of the 400,000 earth care advocates from several faith traditions, all walks of life, and scores of communities across the country who converged on the streets of New York City calling on world leaders to act at this week’s United Nations summit meeting on climate change.

Stiff-Necked

UCC Daily Devotional - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 12:00am
Sometimes, God provides us with a person who sees right through our pride and our ego posturing and calls it out.

Global Ministries delegation heads to Middle East to meet with partners in moment for peace

United Church of Christ - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:00am
With the Middle East seemingly in a state of constant conflict, a delegation from the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will make it's way through the region over the next two weeks carrying a banner of peace. The Rev. Shari Prestemon believes that the trip represents an important opportunity to stand alongside partners in Israel-Palestine, and other parts of the Middle East, as they face violence that makes the reality of peace seem distant.

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.