April - May 2009 United Church News
 The church of now
Young people and the UCC. Rich Bogart graphic.  [Story]
 Called to lead
New York minister up for UCC exec post.  [story]
 Not an outsider
Why it's important to be inclusive.  [story]
 Early-bird specials
Pre-Synod events promise full plate of goodies.  [story]

 Youth, young adults and the UCC: Where are we now?
 Dear church: An open letter from young people

 In The News
 I'm not an outsider: A young adult speaks to her church about inclusion
 Youth and young adults assume leadership roles in the UCC
 Young people embrace service and connectivity at General Synod 27
 Pre-Synod events offer wide range of information, activities and gatherings
 NY Conference Minister nominated to lead UCC
 Immigrant Rights Sunday to be observed May 3
 Justice and Witness Ministries names new minister for racial justice
 UCC chaplain honored for service in retirement
 U.S. Navy selects UCC minister to lead submarine chaplains
 United Theological Seminary elects new president
 By the numbers: 76,110

 Opinion Matters
 From the Collegium: Young people guide us toward a vibrant future
 In The Margins: More than ever, time for UCC young people is right here, right now
 'We are not helpless; we are making decisions'
 UCC seminaries: Much to celebrate; more work to do
 Letters to the Editor

 Biblical characters of 'questionable virtue' afford real-world parallels
 'Two Minutes for God' offers sips of inspiration

 Across the UCC
 Puppet ministries put a new face on faith experience