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Plainspoken

UCC Daily Devotional - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:00am
What is your purpose? If you, like me, are not yet certain, take Habakkuk's advice.

UCC voices part of faith community call for peace in Ferguson

United Church of Christ - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 12:00am
Five executives of the United Church of Christ, along with area pastors and a seminary president, are calling for peace in Ferguson, Mo.—a peace based on justice in the shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager.

Promote peace - say 'Hello'

United Church of Christ - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 12:00am
Do your part to create peace. Participate in World Hello Day.

Keep Watching

UCC Daily Devotional - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 12:00am
When I was in grade school, I could hardly wait to rush home after school to see the latest episode of 'Batman.' I'm talking the classic 'Batman' played by Adam West, with Eartha Kitt as Catwoman.

Shadow Rock UCC offers sanctuary to Guatemalan immigrant

United Church of Christ - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 12:00am
A routine traffic stop changed the life of Misael Perez (Eleazar Misael Perez Cabrera). A native of Guatemala who built a life for himself as a roofer in the Phoenix area, Perez--facing deportation after police pulled him over--has now been taken into sanctuary at Shadow Rock United Church of Christ.

An Honest Prayer

UCC Daily Devotional - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 12:00am
It was an honest prayer. And the honesty was not just in his frustrated comment, but in his sigh to the heavens as well.

November 16, 2014: Proper 28 (33) (Year A)

Lectionary Readings - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 3:00am
Judges 4:1-7 and Psalm 123 * Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18 and Psalm 90:1-8, (9-11), 12 * 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 * Matthew 25:14-30

Vine and Branches

UCC Daily Devotional - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 12:00am
We are not the only stewards on earth. The earth cares for us as much as we care for the earth.

Bigs and Littles

UCC Daily Devotional - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 12:00am
The creative unorthodoxy of younger siblings is on full display in the Bible.

How donations to Philippine typhoon recovery are helping families into homes

United Church of Christ - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 12:00am
Halfway around the world, a half-million dollars from the United Church of Christ has helped to feed, clothe and shelter the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in the year since the storm struck.

Going Naked

UCC Daily Devotional - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 12:00am
Each morning we clothe ourselves – not just with garments, but with schedules, meetings, partners, plans. 

Former conference minister Jim Smucker remembered for commitment to justice

United Church of Christ - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:00am
A mentor, friend and colleague to many throughout the United Church of Christ, the Rev. Jim Smucker is remembered by friends from across the church as a champion for justice and peace.

UCC pastors celebrating marriage equality in Kansas

United Church of Christ - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:00am
Call Kansas number 33. Same-sex marriages are not banned in Kansas anymore, and United Church of Christ ministers were quick to kick off the statewide celebration this morning.

Commentary: Post-Election Accountability

United Church of Christ - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:00am
Political leaders once again promised to come together, as they always have in the In the aftermath of an election. But it's communities of faith that come together with secular organizations to support basic human needs.

Absurd 

UCC Daily Devotional - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:00am
I envy the psalmist's faith, but this is absurd. He says God afflicted him. Then he asks for God's 'loving-kindness' to heal his affliction.

An eyewitness account of the conflict in Syria

United Church of Christ - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:00am
As forces from the United States and its allies were carrying out the latest round of airstrikes in Syria and Iraq, Mary Mikhael was cautioning against external military influence in those countries, where ISIS has claimed control over large portions of land and as many as 250,000 people have been killed.

Injury

UCC Daily Devotional - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:00am
Religious communities are uniquely positioned to walk with veterans as they work to heal from moral injury.

Justice revival launches new interfaith climate care response team

United Church of Christ - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 12:00am
Looking ahead at the destructive impact that coal, gas and oil shipments to the Northwest would create on the environment, a group of faith leaders in the state of Washington organized a new emergency response unit on Saturday, and commissioned it by staging a ‘what if’ demonstration as its first public witness around climate care

A hot cup of Holy Joe’s to soothe the soul on Veterans Day

United Church of Christ - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 12:00am
Since 2006, Holy Joe’s Café has brought fellowship, companionship and pastoral care—one cup of coffee at a time—to the men and women of the United States military through their chaplains.

Heaven on Earth

UCC Daily Devotional - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 12:00am
The unique idea in all of Christianity is that heaven is on earth.