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Is this Healing Balm for Me?

UCC Daily Devotional - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 12:00am

Marchaé Grair

These are some of the responses I received to "10 Ways to Actively Reject Your White Privilege," a Facebook graphic based on a blog post I wrote.

UCC mourns the loss of theologian, teacher, author, activist Gabe Fackre

United Church of Christ - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 1:00pm

The United Church of Christ is mourning the loss of an eminent theologian, respected teacher, prolific author and passionate activist with the death of the Rev. Gabe Fackre on January 31.

Functional Atheism

UCC Daily Devotional - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 12:00am

Molly Baskette

A lot of us claim to believe in God, but then act as if everything depended on us, on our efforts and wisdom, on our ability to keep all the little planets of our concerns in perfect orbit around the great blasting sun of our inner control freak.

Pennsylvania lay leader creates traveling road show around UCC's 3 Great Loves

United Church of Christ - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 9:19am

A UCC lay leader in Pennsylvania is on a spiritual journey, spending his Sundays with several different congregations, spreading the word about the 3 Great Loves (3GL) initiative.

Memory Work

UCC Daily Devotional - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 12:00am

Tony Robinson

Psalm 145 is an alphabetic acrostic poem, which means that each verse is keyed to a letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

February 4, 2018: Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany (Year B)

Lectionary Readings - Sun, 02/04/2018 - 2:00am
Isaiah 40:21-31 * Psalm 147:1-11, 20c * 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 * Mark 1:29-39

Once We Were Strangers

UCC Daily Devotional - Sun, 02/04/2018 - 12:00am

Richard L. Floyd

The various summaries of the law in the Bible include strangers as people to be especially cared for.

The Word that Shapes Us

UCC Daily Devotional - Sat, 02/03/2018 - 12:00am

Talitha Arnold

The Connecticut congregation I served for six years used it, so I did, too.

February 2, 2018: Presentation of the Lord (Year B)

Lectionary Readings - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 2:00am
Malachi 3:1-4 * Psalm 84 or Psalm 24:7-10 * Hebrews 2:14-18 * Luke 2:22-40


UCC Daily Devotional - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 12:00am

Kaji Douŝa

Most people who pass our church suspect that it is closed.

Commentary: Shutting Down Did Not Shut Us Up

United Church of Christ - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 12:30pm

Our government shut down long ago. But we who believe ...will not stop crying aloud.

Commentary: Time to give ourselves to the struggle until the end

United Church of Christ - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 11:10am

UCC Executive Minister of Justice and Local Church Ministries the Rev. Traci Blackmon shares a story of struggle, and issues a call to action. Join the effort to build a just world for all people.

Out of the Depths

UCC Daily Devotional - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 12:00am

Emily C. Heath

My first call out of seminary was to a children's hospital.

UCC leaders respond to first Trump State of the Union Address

United Church of Christ - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 4:15pm

UCC leaders respond to the first State of the Union address of President Donald Trump, concerned with his policies and his speech Tuesday evening.

Climate Movement answer to Trump State of the Union begins with resistance

United Church of Christ - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 2:00pm

In his first State of the Union address, President Donald Trump didn't mention climate change. So a number of national organizations in the environmental movement are coming together Wednesday night, Jan. 31, to plan a way forward, with a goal of ending the use of fossil fuels and ushering in renewable energy.

There Will Never be Another Now

UCC Daily Devotional - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 12:00am

Ron Buford

"Don't miss this special time right now."

NY Immigration advocates applaud judge's rebuke of ICE, freedom for New Sanctuary Coalition leader

United Church of Christ - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:12pm

Sanctuary advocates in NYC, including two UCC pastors, their faith communities and scores of other clergy and congregations are celebrating a bold message from a federal judge that led to freedom for one of their own.

UCC leaders celebrate Cleveland baseball team decision to retire logo

United Church of Christ - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 11:00am

United Church of Christ leaders believe the Cleveland Indians are taking a step in the right direction with the decision to retire the team mascot after the 2018 season.

The Next Generation

UCC Daily Devotional - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 12:00am

Tony Robinson

As we grow older, what's our job?

The Sinai Sabbatical

UCC Daily Devotional - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 12:00am

Matt Laney

Rev. Moses was gone a long time on his Mt. Sinai sabbatical, and the church got impatient.

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