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"Mystic Sweet Communion"

UCC Daily Devotional - Sun, 09/13/2015 - 11:00pm

Richard L. Floyd

"The commonwealth of heaven becomes more dear with each loss below." I took comfort from those words, and on many occasions since when I have lost someone to death.

September 13, 2015: Proper 19 (24) (Year B)

Lectionary Readings - Sun, 09/13/2015 - 3:00am
Proverbs 1:20-33 and Psalm 19 or Wisdom of Solomon 7:26 - 8:1 * Isaiah 50:4-9a and Psalm 116:1-9 * James 3:1-12 * Mark 8:27-38


UCC Daily Devotional - Sat, 09/12/2015 - 11:00pm

Tony Robinson

This business of self-renunciation is a tricky matter. I can think of whole lot of ways to get it wrong.    

Gleeful in the Graveyard

UCC Daily Devotional - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 11:00pm

Matt Fitzgerald

In the middle of vacation my wife and I took our kids to my father's grave. 


UCC Daily Devotional - Thu, 09/10/2015 - 11:00pm

Mary Luti

Remember in mercy, O God, all who perished on that day. And remember us who live and mourn, struggling to hear, struggling to believe, struggling to obey the awful law of love.

UCC calls for more U.S. response to Syrian refugee crisis

United Church of Christ - Thu, 09/10/2015 - 4:43pm

The United Church of Christ, in solidarity with several religious groups in the United State, is urging the White House to act in response to the Syrian refugee crisis, which has escalated in the last few weeks with hundreds of thousands of people risking their lives to reach Europe.

Commentary: Voting Rights Matter

United Church of Christ - Thu, 09/10/2015 - 12:00pm

I graduated from high school just a few months before the monumental Voting Rights Act was passed on August 6, 1965.

UCC joins other U.S. religious groups speaking out against ‘Muslim-free zones’

United Church of Christ - Thu, 09/10/2015 - 8:36am

A coalition of religious leaders from across the country –– including United Church of Christ General Minister and President the Rev. John C. Dorhauer –– is speaking out against the growing number of businesses and cities in the United States attempting to create "Muslim-free zones."

Learning to Love the Bomb

UCC Daily Devotional - Wed, 09/09/2015 - 11:00pm

Molly Baskette

How can we, in this life, accept sorrow, even keening sorrow, as the consequence of having really loved someone, and continuing to love them even though they’re on a plane we cannot reach?

Good Things Travel by Word of Mouth

UCC Daily Devotional - Tue, 09/08/2015 - 11:00pm

John Edgerton

Tell one person today about how God has been a blessing in your life.

Resistance Training

UCC Daily Devotional - Mon, 09/07/2015 - 11:00pm

Vince Amlin

Everywhere we turn, we are offered opportunities for resistance training.

UCC group to continue Cuba Study Seminar tradition with January trip

United Church of Christ - Mon, 09/07/2015 - 7:00am

After more than a half century, the United States and Cuba are on the road to better relations. But a UCC study seminar has been taking interested visitors to Cuba for 33 years – and is now planning its next trip in January.

Jesus' Life Matters

UCC Daily Devotional - Sun, 09/06/2015 - 11:00pm

Matt Laney

Help us to recognize that when we lift up those who have been knocked down, everyone is blessed.

September 6, 2015: Proper 18 (23) (Year B)

Lectionary Readings - Sun, 09/06/2015 - 3:00am
Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 and Psalm 125 * Isaiah 35:4-7a and Psalm 146 * James 2:1-10, (11-13), 14-17 * Mark 7:24-37

Remember Me?

UCC Daily Devotional - Sat, 09/05/2015 - 11:00pm

Martin B. Copenhaver

I remember the first time my grandmother was not able to recognize me.

Three Mothers, Three Fathers and a Bridal Fitting

UCC Daily Devotional - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 11:00pm

Donna Schaper

Many adopted people don't want to know or do want to know or can't decide what they want to know.  There is no right or wrong here.

UCC hosts initial gathering for grassroots partnership on community-police relationships

United Church of Christ - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 10:48am

In downtown Cleveland, home of the United Church of Christ's national setting, a grassroots partnership between religious leaders, community activists, and the police is beginning to take root.

Whom Will You Trust?

UCC Daily Devotional - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 11:00pm

John A. Nelson

Here's a psalm for every election season: don't trust them. You know who I mean. The ones who employ every means at their disposal to get from you something even more precious than your vote. They want your trust; your hope.

Commentary: SOLAVAYA! The Challenges of U.S. and Cuba Relations

United Church of Christ - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 12:00pm

In Cuban Spanish jargon, there is a phrase they use to make bad things or happenings go away.


UCC Daily Devotional - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:00pm

Jennifer Garrison Brownell

For a weekend, it's fun to take on another persona, but being a Christian every single day is a whole other story – all that loving everyone and feeding the hungry and turning the other cheek can wear a person out.