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The Last Present Under the Tree

UCC Daily Devotional - Mon, 12/19/2016 - 11:00pm

Molly Baskette

Advent is the last present under the tree, the one we can wonder about, the thing we haven't gotten that we most long for.

'Burned down but not burned out' church finds new sense of community at Christmas

United Church of Christ - Mon, 12/19/2016 - 10:12am

This is a Christmas story six months in the making, one of a congregation coming together, with a bond forged by a tragic fire. 

Too Busy for That

UCC Daily Devotional - Sun, 12/18/2016 - 11:00pm

Emily C. Heath

Every year, in every church I have served, at least one faithful church member comes to me to let me know they won't be at Christmas Eve worship. 

December 18, 2016: Fourth Sunday of Advent (Year A)

Lectionary Readings - Sun, 12/18/2016 - 1:00am
Isaiah 7:10-16 * Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 * Romans 1:1-7 * Matthew 1:18-25

Labs Can't Help But Leap 

UCC Daily Devotional - Sat, 12/17/2016 - 11:00pm

Matt Fitzgerald

God exists to be worshiped, but at Christmas God comes to serve us.

I'm What?

UCC Daily Devotional - Fri, 12/16/2016 - 11:00pm

Ron Buford

Mary's prophecy in this text is still coming true. People of the light still believe and work for it to this day.

UCC's scholarship and grant process goes online to reach more students

United Church of Christ - Fri, 12/16/2016 - 4:29pm

This year, the United Church of Christ's Office of Philanthropy and Stewardship debuts a new online application process, continually seeking to help undergraduate and seminary students pay for the cost of their education.

Two Senses

UCC Daily Devotional - Thu, 12/15/2016 - 11:00pm

Quinn G. Caldwell

There's not a lot of room left in the world for wondering these days.  When was the last time you said, "I wonder what . . ."  or "I wonder how . . ." or "I wonder who . . ." and didn't just head straight for Wikipedia?

Commentary: Listening for signs of hope

United Church of Christ - Thu, 12/15/2016 - 12:00pm

This has been a dark season for many.

God Bless Us Every One

UCC Daily Devotional - Wed, 12/14/2016 - 11:00pm

Maren Tirabassi

Charles Dickens reminds us that God can use remarkable dreams to open a person's heart.

4 Things You Can Do to Help the People of Aleppo

United Church of Christ - Wed, 12/14/2016 - 2:17pm

Aleppo, the largest city in Syria and the country's economic capital, is being torn apart by rebel fighters and the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, with scores of civilians caught in the crossfire. Here's how you can help. 

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