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  • Lay Ministerial Standing--the newest form of authorization in the UCC—has Committees on Ministry reaching out to MESA for best practices. While Lay Ministerial Standing seemingly overlaps with the former Licensure process as well as the Member in Discernment process, there are some distinct differences. Explore with Rev. Dr. Tony Clark some of the theology and processes that make for best practices for COMs working with Lay Ministerial Standing.

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    October 26, 2020 at 6pm
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  • Thank you for amplifying Our Faith Our Vote, the United Church of Christ’s Campaign to encourage People of Faith to engage in elections. Many of you may have already voted, many of you will do so on November 3rd. However you choose to get out your vote, it is important that we love our neighbor by encouraging others to do the same, and that after the election we use our faithful voices to ensure every vote is counted! To do this, we will need your help. Head to the Our Faith Our Vote social media toolkit for resources and information to join the campaign!

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    November 02, 2020 at 3:30pm
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  • All over the country people of faith are rising up to defend democracy by being a vigilant spiritual witness at the polls. This training will cover what the role of the precinct chaplain is, how we plan to show up as a faith witness on election day, strategies for monitoring precincts, best practices for voter care & comfort and tools for de-escalation and crisis management at the polls. Led by Billy M. Honor, Director of Faith Organizing for the the New Georgia Project.

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    October 25, 2020 at 6pm
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  • Reset for Renewal

    Reset for Renewal is a virtual gathering taking place over three consecutive days
    November 12, 2020, 2:00 - 8:00pm ET
    November 13, 2020, 1:00 - 7:00pm ET
    November 14, 2020, 2:00 - 5:00pm ET

    As an attendee at Reset for Renewal, you will foster relationships, reclaim your own resilience and gifts for ministry, and reconnect with the pulse of young people in the midst of today’s world.

    This conference is designed for individuals who are working with youth and young adult ministries in any of the following ways: Conference level, Outdoor Ministries Association or Education/Campus Ministry settings of the United Church of Christ (and beyond) and local churches. 

    We have intentionally designed this program to meet the needs of those serving young people in a variety of ways for personal development, spiritual grounding, and the building of collaboration to strengthen our individual and collective witness to the Church and world. 

    Registration Fees

    Full-price registration is $99.
    For all who are able, we strongly encourage you to pay the full price as an act of giving. Because we do not want cost to be a barrier to anyone attending, we are offering a discounted rate of $49 using the code RESET50.

    If  you still require additional financial help, or for any other questions, please contact Rev. Trayce Potter at pottert@ucc.org

    Zoom connection information will be provided prior to the meeting.

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    Registration Deadline:
    November 10, 2020 11:59 PM

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    November 12, 2020 at 2pm
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  • A conversation between Rev. Traci Blackmon and Brian McLaren about American Christianity, politics, faith and doubt. In a world where faith is often polluted with authoritarianism and nationalism, McLaren suggests that we need the courage to question the status quo and seek a more just and generous faith that holds space for difference in a polarized world.

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    October 20, 2020 at 3:30pm
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  • ODUM will host a Breath of Life: Faithful Responses to Overdose in the UCC workshop and harm reduction worship service, including an overdose prevention, recognition, and response training. Information on how to access naloxone (the medication that reverses an opioid overdose) will be made available to all interested participants.

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    October 21, 2020 at 4pm
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  • Lou Brock.

    Bob Gibson.

    The fleet-footed left-fielder and the speed-ball throwing right-hander.

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  • Rev. Dr. Sarah Lund
    Minister for Disabilities and Mental Health Justice
    700 Prospect Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44115
    216-736-3230
    lunds@ucc.org

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    November 01, 2020 at 6pm
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  • Living Psalm 106:1-5—Pentecost 19 A
    Thanksgiving Day in Canada—Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the United States

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  • Living Psalm 106—Pentecost 19 A

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  • For the last couple of years, the United Church of Christ has partnered with an organization called Global Cleveland.

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  • Living Psalm 99—Pentecost 20 A

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  • Living Psalm 19 for Pentecost 18 A
    A Reinterpretation:  God is Glor-i-ous

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  • Members of the national staff are holding you and your congregations in prayer every day. Join this webinar to offer your own prayers and witness the prayers that are spoken aloud for the multiplicity of pains and gratitudes, grief and transformations. Hold space in your heart for the collective experience of shift we have all experienced, and offer your own prayers in the chat as we pray together.

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    October 22, 2020 at 3:30pm
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    October 29, 2020 at 3:30pm
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  • Gathered with the Saints
    Service Prayers for All Saints Day  
    November 1, 2020

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  • Jesus Sets the Table for the World
    World Communion Sunday
    Service Prayers for 18th Sunday after Pentecost
    October 1, 2020

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  • Psalm 100 for Reign of Christ Sunday A

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  • Psalm 90:1-8, (9-11), 12 for Pentecost 24 A

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