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You Kick and You Kick and You Kick and You Kick

UCC Daily Devotional - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:00am
Is God affected by our faithfulness?

July 20, 2014: Proper 11 (16) (Year A)

Lectionary Readings - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 3:00am
Genesis 28:10-19a and Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24 * Wisdom of Solomon 12:13, 16-19 or Isaiah 44:6-8 and Psalm 86:11-17 * Romans 8:12-25 * Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

I Didn't Know that God Was Here

UCC Daily Devotional - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 12:00am
It's easy to see God on a mountaintop. But it's a lot harder to see God in the broken places.

AIDS researchers were aboard downed Malaysian jet, prompting prayers at world summit

United Church of Christ - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 12:00am
AIDS researchers aboard downed Malaysian jet, promoting prayers at world summit

Fruitopia

UCC Daily Devotional - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 12:00am
Move in the direction that leads to love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Rev. Boyd goes to Washington to urge expanding scope of chaplaincy

United Church of Christ - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:00am
The Rev. Stephen Boyd will be on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, July 22, to speak to government leaders about the importance of diversity in military chaplaincy.

UCC ministry protecting, providing for young refugees in Pennsylvania

United Church of Christ - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:00am
Bethany Children’s Home, a UCC ministry serving children and families in need in Womelsdorf, Penn., northwest of Philadelphia, is one of the places young refugees have found safe harbor.

UCC urges moment of prayer for young refugees and their advocates on Sunday, July 20

United Church of Christ - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:00am
As part of an Interfaith Weekend of Compassion and Prayer for Unaccompanied Children, the United Church of Christ is urging members and congregations to take a moment during church services this Sunday, July 20, to pray for and stand in silent witness with thousands of young refugees fleeing violence and conflict in Central America and the groups throughout the country working to help them.

Full Responsibility

UCC Daily Devotional - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:00am
It takes a big person to own responsibility for tragedy as well as triumph.

UCC, OC Inc. urges a final push for net neutrality

United Church of Christ - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:00am
The Federal Communications Commission is inundated with comments over its proposed rules on how information and data should flow across the internet. Cheryl Leanza, a policy advisor for the Office of Communications, Inc., is thrilled with the response.

UCC Facebook post promoting religious freedom going viral

United Church of Christ - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:00am
The United Church of Christ’s quest for religious freedom is striking struck a chord with social media users on Facebook.

Commentary: Gaza Writes Back

United Church of Christ - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:00am
Such actions of compassion by grieving Israeli and Palestinian parents and expressions of hope and courage by Gazan youth remind us that peace is possible when cycles of retribution end, common humanity acknowledged, and anger is turned toward non-violent expressions.

Small Arizona congregation reaches out to women and children seeking refuge

United Church of Christ - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:00am
When 16 women and children seeking refuge in the United States were dropped off by U.S. Border Patrol in the parking lot of a local Walmart, the pastor of Yuma United Church of Christ and six members of her small congregation were among a group of volunteers who provided them much-needed assistance well into the night.

Your Brain's Brief Moment

UCC Daily Devotional - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:00am
There's more to life than brainpower.

Craigville Colloquy leader spurred creative theology, thinking in UCC

United Church of Christ - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 12:00am
A theologian, thinker and thought-provoker in the wider church is being remembered this week by his friends and former colleagues in the United Church of Christ. Willis Elliott, a distinguished UCC theologian, died on July 5.

Lobster Beauty

UCC Daily Devotional - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 12:00am
People look at the outward appearance but God looks at the heart.

One Read participants plan to change lives through literacy work

United Church of Christ - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:00am
It’s fair to say that reaching out to assist others in the community is part of Naples United Church of Christ’s DNA. When the United Church of Christ announced a national literacy initiative, Naples UCC was one of the first churches to jump on board, recognizing literacy as a way to continue lifting up its neighbors, by helping in any way congregants can.

Obeying the Future

UCC Daily Devotional - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:00am
Every kindness is a refusal to live by the status quo.

The Infinite Journey

UCC Daily Devotional - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 12:00am
This biblical text is on my top ten list of Bible verses to remember.

July 13, 2014: Proper 10 (15) (Year A)

Lectionary Readings - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 3:00am
Genesis 25:19-34 and Psalm 119:105-112 * Isaiah 55:10-13 and Psalm 65:(1-8), 9-13 * Romans 8:1-11 * Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23