Written by Daniel Hazard
On All Saints Sunday (Nov. 4), a year-in-review webcast helped draw to a close the UCC's 50th anniversary celebration. United Church News asked for comments from viewers. Here are a few:
I wasn't able to attend General Synod and I still had chills after watching this video. Happy Birthday UCC from a student at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. I am happy to be a part of this denomination!
St. Paul, Minn.
What a terrific presentation. How I wish I could have been at Synod, but we at the UCC in Forest Grove, Ore. loved hearing about it first hand from Ruth and Bob Holznagel and Linda and Dick Kroll. Jerry and I (and our family) love our denomination and what it stands for. Thank you for sharing this webcast!
Forest Grove, Ore.
Ken Medema's on-the-spot musical response [at Synod] to Marian Wright Edelman that "we will not give up until the job is done" sums up both the celebration and the looking forward.
First Congregational UCC
Las Vegas, Nev.
This was a superb finale to the 50th year of appreciating the UCC and recognizing our saints from the past and the present. From my home computer, I could feel the excitement, the energy, and the hope for the future-which begins now. Let it continue to shine! Thanks for offering these webcasts throughout the year. It gave many an opportunity to be connected. Well done UCC!
Colorado Springs, Colo.
Watch the archived webcast at www.ucc.org/50.