What's Happening in the UCC
International Day of Prayers for PeaceSeptember 21, 2014
Sunday, September 21 is the International Day of Prayer for Peace. The United Church of Christ is partnering with On Earth Peace to lift up 9/21 as a day of prayer and education for peace. The 2014 theme is "Visions and Dreams of Building Peace," inspired by Acts 2 and Joel 2.
Freedom SundaySeptember 21, 2014
On Freedom Sunday, September 21, 2014, the Black Church will partner with members of the
Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) across the country to participate in services that will emphasize the
importance of voter education, registration, and participation by Black Americans in the 2014 mid-term
elections. Faith Leaders will again proclaim, explain and educate their members to claim their legacy of
advocacy and activism in the election process.
World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel September 21, 2014 - September 27, 2014
September 21-27 is the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel. Congregations and individuals around the globe who share the hope of justice shall unite during the week to take peaceful actions, together, to create a common international public witness. Join people of faith worldwide in calling for a just peace under the 2014 theme "Let My People Go!" Sponsored by the WCC's Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum.
People's Climate MarchSeptember 21, 2014
In September, heads of state are going to New York City for a historic summit on climate change. With our future on the line, we will take a weekend and use it to bend the course of history.
African American Women in Ministry Conference 2014 October 9, 2014 - October 11, 2014
This African American Women in Ministry’s conference is designed for women in all phases of ministry - ordained, commissioned, in discernment, and licensed in varied ministry settings within the UCC and in other denominations. You are all welcome!
Climate Stewardship Summit IIOctober 12, 2014
Join the UCC Connecticut Conference at the second Climate Stewardship Summit. The summit’s mission is to create awareness across the entire New England and surrounding East Coast region about the interfaith religious communities’ common spiritual beliefs and moral responsibility to respond to climate change and empower them to communicate effectively and act decisively at the local, regional and national level.
Stoking the Fires of Justice: A Revival for Social ChangeNovember 8, 2014
Justice & Witness Ministries with the Central Pacific & Pacific Northwest UCC Conferences invite you to a time of inspiring worship, preaching, and training to fan the flames of justice in the Northwest. We seek hearts aglow with the fire of the Holy Spirit. We come together to pray and proclaim, to sing and rejoice, to receive an abundance of grace in our lives, our ministries and our churches. Like the disciples after Pentecost, we gather to be re-inspired to be Christ’s Church in the world. Join us!
Still Speaking Worship Event – Let Them All ComeNovember 8, 2014 - November 9, 2014
Experience and reflect on a vital, inspiring model of intergenerational worship and thoughtful discussion on repurposing building space to be welcoming to all.
Unveiling of Antoinette Brown Blackwell markerNovember 9, 2014
The First Church in Oberlin UCC, in partnership with the United Church of Christ, will host an unveiling of an historical marker honoring the Rev. Antoinette Brown Blackwell, the first woman ordained (and by one of our predecessor bodies, the Congregational Church). Antoinette Brown attended Oberlin, and while she did not initially receive a degree from them after completing her coursework, this was eventually rectified. This historical marker will share about her life, ministry, connection to Oberlin and to our denomination, and is paid for in large part through gifts made to the UCC for this purpose.
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