It's time to get on your soapbox. United Church News wants to hear from you.
Let's take a momentary pause from our well-demonstrated "culture of critique" - as the UCC's Ron Buford has dubbed it - and practice the art of thanks. It's time to dig deep and uncover some heartfelt appreciation.
In 75 words or less, tell what you love about being UCC. Offer a word of gratitude to a helpful mentor. Share how a UCC person, a General Synod stance or a meaningful worship experience touched you. Remind us how "covenant" aided you or your church during a time of crisis.
We'll need your short, succinct responses just after Labor Day, September 4, in order to be considered for the next issue. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Soapbox" in the subject line. Or mail to "Soapbox" at United Church News, 700 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115-1100. Remember to include your name, local church and city/state.
"Soapbox" is a periodic compilation of reader responses to specific topics or questions. As always, United Church News reserves the right to edit your submissions for brevity and clarity.