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  • Living Psalm 78 for Pentecost 23 A

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  • Living Psalm 106—Pentecost 16 A

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  • Living Psalm 114—Pentecost 15 A

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  • Living Psalm 119: 33-40—Pentecost 14 A

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  • Seeing Jesus in our Neighbors
    Last Sunday after Pentecost: Reign of Christ Sunday
    November 22, 2020

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  • The Time of Richness
    Service Prayers for the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost
    November 15, 2020

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  • Ready Wisdom
    Service Prayers for the Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost
    November 8, 2020

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  • Come All Who Would be Leaders
    Prayers for the 22th Sunday after Pentecost
    November 1, 2020   (not All Saints day readings)

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  • At the Core
    Service Prayers for the 21st Sunday after Pentecost
    October 25, 2020

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  • The Glory of God
    Prayers for the 20th Sunday after Pentecost
    Children’s Sabbath
    October 18, 2020

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  • Standing in the Gap

    Service Prayers for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost

    October 11, 2020

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  • Prayers from GS 30 Worship

    Sunday, June 28, 2015

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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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  • The important work of mission advancement includes raising awareness, inviting partnership, and raising resources for sustainability and innovation in ministry. Effective, strategic communication enables these essential, relationship-focused activities, and helps your organization or congregation to thrive. This one-hour webinar will focus on:

    • Communicating values, mission, and vision
    • Aligning communication with development objectives
    • Invitational storytelling: in person, in print, and online

    The Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at IUPUI and OPTIC within the National Setting of the UCC are collaborating to bring you this webinar!

    Providing knowledge and skills for congregations in the area of nonprofit administration, this webinar emphasizes strategic communications for development, stewardship, and related planning, management, and leadership activities.

    Of broad interest to a wide audience, this webinar is aimed at congregational, judicatory, and UCC agency leadership (clergy and lay).

    The second in a series of four, each webinar will be one hour and will include 5 minutes of introduction, 45 minutes of presentation, with 10 minutes reserved for Q&A.

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    Webinar 3, Gratitude and Nurturing Generosity - November 18, 2020 4-5 pm
    Webinar 4, Digital Strategies for Reaching New Communities - December 9, 2020 4-5 pm

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    October 28, 2020 at 4pm
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  • Generosity is both a virtue and a practice. When we cultivate a mindset of abundance rather than scarcity in our organizations, we can begin to open up new ways of thinking about assets, capacity, and future ministry. In one hour together, this webinar will address:

    • Giving up scarcity thinking and embracing gratitude
    • Celebrating and nurturing generosity among us
    • Fundraising as a future-oriented activity

    The Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at IUPUI and OPTIC within the National Setting of the UCC are collaborating to bring you this webinar!

    Providing knowledge and skills for congregations in the area of nonprofit administration, this webinar emphasizes strategic communications for development, stewardship, and related planning, management, and leadership activities.

    Of broad interest to a wide audience, this webinar is aimed at congregational, judicatory, and UCC agency leadership (clergy and lay).

    The third in a series of four, each webinar will be one hour and will include 5 minutes of introduction, 45 minutes of presentation, with 10 minutes reserved for Q&A.

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    Webinar 4, Digital Strategies for Reaching New Communities - December 9, 2020 4-5 pm

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    November 18, 2020 at 4pm
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  • 2020 has been a challenging, disruptive year. One result of this upheaval has been a new experience of digital communication and convening, which has the potential to open our congregations or organizations to participation from anyone, anywhere. In this one-hour webinar we will:

    • Consider the wide range of online tools resources available
    • Identify digital strategies for outreach, engagement, and connection
    • Learn about creative connections made in this time of physical distancing<

    The Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at IUPUI and OPTIC within the National Setting of the UCC are collaborating to bring you this webinar!

    Providing knowledge and skills for congregations in the area of nonprofit administration, this webinar emphasizes strategic communications for development, stewardship, and related planning, management, and leadership activities.

    Of broad interest to a wide audience, this webinar is aimed at congregational, judicatory, and UCC agency leadership (clergy and lay).

    The final in a series of four, this webinar will be one hour and will include 5 minutes of introduction, 45 minutes of presentation, with 10 minutes reserved for Q&A.

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    December 09, 2020 at 4pm
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  • Rev. Jeff Nelson
    Minister for Ministerial Calls and Transitions
    700 Prospect Ave.
    Cleveland, OH 44115
    216-736-3838
    nelsonj@ucc.org



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    Proyecto Encuentros de Gracia y Bienvenida Toolkits:

    1. LGBTQ+ Toolkit Spanish
    2. LGBTQ+ Toolkit English
    3. Racismo Toolkit Spanish
    4. Racism Toolkit English

    For many who identify as “other,” the idea of being welcome in a church as fully human, beloved by their Creator, feels like an unreal comedy of errors. If they are welcome as Latinx, they might be excluded because of their sexual orientation or their gender identity or expression. If they are welcome despite orbecause of who they love, it might be that their ethno-racial and cultural identities become a reason for exclusion. And so, they are left wondering what to do with the languages of their hearts, their music, and theological understanding. Where is God amid the “almost welcome”?

    Has your congregation gone through the process of becoming Open and Affirming? Have you revisited your covenanting statement? We wish we could say that this toolkit will answer all these questions andmore. The truth is that new questions may and, in fact should, arise from digging deeper into the idea of God’s extravagant welcome.

    These testimonies are designed to be starting points to create an extravagant welcome for all. There will be days when you feel great about the way you have welcomed others into your midst and days when you kick yourself, thinking you could have done better. God is with you in each instance. Keep practicing!

    For more information and assistance contact: proyectobienvenida@ucc.org


    Español:

    Para muchos que se identifican como “diferente,” la idea de ser bienvenid@s en la iglesia como seres humanos, amad@s por su creador, a veces se siente como una comedia surrealista de fracasos. Si son bienvenid@s como latin@s, podrían ser excluid@s por su orientación sexual o por su identidad o expresión de género. Si son bienvenid@s a pesar de o debido a quien aman, podría ser que sus identidades etno-racial sean la causa de exclusión... y entonces, ¿qué hacer con los idiomas que hablan, su música y entendimiento teológico... ¿Dónde está Dios en medio de los “casi-bienvenid@s?”

    ¿Su congregación ha emprendido el proceso de convertirse una de puertas abiertas? ¿Han revisado su declaración de compromiso a aceptar a tod@s por igual? Desearíamos que este manual responda a todas estas preguntas y más. La verdad es que habrán y debería existir nuevas preguntas cuando intentemos profundizarnos en lo que significa dar la bienvenida extravagante de Dios.

    Estos testimonios están diseñados como puntos de lanza para crear una bienvenida extravagante, llena de gracia para tod@s. Habrán días cuando usted sienta que ha logrado ofrecer una bienvenida total, y otros días quizás piense que ha fracasado o que podría haber hecho un mejor trabajo. Dios está con usted en cada uno de estos momentos. ¡Siga practicando!

    Para más información y asistencia contacte: proyectobienvenida@ucc.org


  • Witnesses to Hope
    Service Prayers for the 7th Sunday of Easter
    May 24, 2020

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