What's Happening in the UCC
Support Farm Workers as they Rally in Columbus, OHMarch 8, 2014 - March 9, 2014
Farm workers based in Immokalee, FL, united in the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, continue to seek dignity and fair treatment. The CIW will travel from Florida through the southeastern U.S. to their destination: Wendy’s headquarters in Columbus where they will hold two rallies on March 8 and 9. This movement for justice has made astonishing gains but, unfortunately, there is still much to be done. Support the CIW as they rally in Columbus, OH.
Gun Violence Prevention SabbathMarch 13, 2014 - March 16, 2014
Congregations across the nation are joining the Washington National Cathedral and Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence to remember those who have lost their lives to gunfire, pray for those whose lives have been forever changed because of the loss of a loved one, and to continue the discussion on how communities of faith can work together to help reduce gun violence. Learn more about how your congregation can get involved in the Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath.
2014 Ecumenical Advocacy DaysMarch 21, 2014 - March 24, 2014
Come to the 12th annual Ecumenical Advocacy Days and join UCC advocates and hundreds of other Christians in “Resisting Violence, Building Peace.” Guided by the image of Jesus weeping over a capital city that turned from the true way of peace (Luke 19:41-42), we will expose the violence that pervades our culture and world:
Farm Worker Awareness Week March 24, 2014 - March 31, 2014
Farm workers, some of the most abused workers in the country, need our support. During Farm Worker Awareness Week, consider lifting up these hard workers during worship in a prayer or Mission Moment.
Environmental Justice Training - Silver Springs, FloridaMarch 25, 2014 - March 27, 2014
How can people of faith work for environmental justice for all? How can we create Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Beloved Community--one that is sustainable, healthy, and inclusive? This “train the trainer” workshop will explore these questions with the goal of empowering conversation and actions around environmental justice that will continue far beyond the initial workshop. In addition to discussing issues and viewing the film Renewal, participants will take a field trip to learn more in-depth about environmental justice issues specific to their setting. Open to adults from college through retirement.
Colombia Days of Prayer and Action 2014April 5, 2014 - April 7, 2014
Join hundreds of congregations in the United States and Colombia to pray and take action for peace during the Colombia Days of Prayer and Action. April 6 is the Day of Prayer where congregations will join in worship with Colombian brothers and sisters who endure great suffering and yet respond in faith and sow seeds of peace. April 7 is the Day of Action to witness and call for U.S. policy to promote peace and justice in Colombia.
Immigrant Rights SundayMay 4, 2014
The first Sunday in May, May 4th, has been designated Immigrant Rights Sunday within the United Church of Christ. This is a great opportunity for congregations to lift up immigrants, to learn about their concerns, honor their contributions to our country and communities, hear their pain, pray for their well-being, and listen to hear where God is leading us regarding issues of immigration.
Faith Forward 2014 ConferenceMay 19, 2014 - March 22, 2014
Thinking of attending a children's and youth ministry conference? If so, consider attending Faith Forward's annual conference in May, 2014. It won't be your average children and youth ministry conference because, as many of you know, a new kind of Christianity is taking shape across the globe, and Faith Forward wants to engage it in ways that are innovative, forward-thinking, honest and yet faithful to our traditions as well as our contemporary contexts.
The Mid Atlantic Regional Youth EventJuly 9, 2014 - July 13, 2014
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Youth Event is held every four years. The event is July 9-13, 2014. It will be held at Susquehanna University and will include speakers, workshops, high-energy worship, a dance, a concert, an afternoon carnival, and recreation time. Our theme centers upon how we each have a place in God's family and valuing the ways that our many diverse gifts and personalities combine to form a distinct and beautiful whole. It is a chance to make new friends and bond in your love for God.
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