Soapbox: Got gratitude?
August - September 2006
September 1, 2006

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 newsroom@ucc.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.  

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Rev. J. Bennett Guess
Executive Minister, Local Church Ministries
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland,Ohio 44115
216-736-3801
guessb@ucc.org