The New Year often brings change, and in 2014 that means the discontinuation of the United Church of Christ Calendar of Prayer (COP).
The resource will no longer be published beginning January 2014, as announced in a letter to users from two of the UCC's national officers, because COP -- a source of inspiration for many churches -- is being duplicated in other resources in a number of different ways.
Here is the text of the letter from the Rev. J. Bennett Guess, executive minister of UCC Local Church Ministries, and the Rev. Jim Moos, executive minister of UCC Wider Church Ministries: