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Thursday, July 02, 2020 at 03:30 PM EST

Thursdays for the Soul: Voces, Oraciones y Canciones de la Frontera / Voices, Prayers and Songs from the Border

Los líderes pastorales de la Iglesia Unida en Cristo reflexionan, rezan y cantan sobre su arraigo bicultural / bilingüe como personas de México / EE. UU. frontera. Una celebración espiritual de tradición y esperanza que trasciende el tiempo y persevera hoy.

United Church of Christ Pastoral Leaders reflect, pray, and sing of their bicultural/bilingual rootedness as people from the Mexican/U.S. border. A spiritual celebration of tradition and hope that transcends time and perseveres today.

Thursdays for the Soul: A webinar series to care for the whole church. Topics are wide ranging, and are focused on the spirituality and care of people. Prayer, worship, music, psalm readings, or compassionate teaching are included. This will be a predictable time of gathering for something to feed your spirit, offered by Faith Education, Innovation, and Formation and Justice and Local Church Ministries of the national setting, United Church of Christ. Live closed captioning is provided.

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Tuesday, July 07, 2020 at 03:30 PM EST

Tuesdays for Nurture: How to NOT Add an Unintended Legal Battle to your Church's Worries

Join United Church of Christ’s General Counsel Heather Kimmel and Rev. Dr. Chris Davies of Faith INFO for a conversation about all the questions we’ve been collectively asked over the past few months and beyond. If you’re into bylaws, if you’re into copyright questions, if you need general information about some of the caveats of the time and the opportunities to gather with legal, safe, and compassionate community via church, this is the webinar for you.

Tuesdays for Nurture are the occasional Tuesday webinars in this series which we faithfully focus on education for the people of God. Topics from faith-filled politics, to "how to's" in congregational life, to the impacts of current realities on the life of the church will be featured. Each webinar will include clear suggestions on what YOU can do to change the church, and the world, towards the world God imagines for us. Tuesdays for Nurture happen occasionally, alongside the regular weekly Thursday for the Soul offerings. Live closed captioning is provided.


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Wednesday, July 08, 2020 at 06:00 PM EST

The Restorative Racial Justice Summer Institute - July 8th

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Sacred Conversations to End Racism 

“Race is Not Real – Racism is Real”

Register here and become part of a listening and learning community. Commit to gathering for five sessions and learn best practices towards dismantling racism.

The Restorative Racial Justice Summer Institute Dates:

Wednesday, 6 pm – 7:30 pm Eastern Standard Time

  • July 8th –15th – 22nd – 29th
  • August 5th

Modules – July – August 2020
Participants are required to participate via Zoom video conference technology. Seminar materials will include pre-assigned handouts, links to videos and documentaries, and process questions. On meeting days, groups will be assigned to break out rooms for one hour to discuss the pre-assigned work. During the last thirty-minutes groups will come back together and discuss some reflections based on internal processing. Large group participation will also offer opportunities for listening to how diverse cultures experience colonialism, internalized whiteness, and racism based on their lived experiences.

Sacred Conversations to End Racism Summer Institute 2020
“Race is Not Real – Racism is Real”

Become part of a listening and learning community. Commit to gathering for five sessions and learn best practices towards dismantling racism. Apply today and start the SC2ER Restorative Racial Justice Journey.

The Restorative Racial Justice Summer Institute Dates:

Wednesday, 6 pm – 7:30 pm Eastern Standard Time

  • July 8th –15th – 22nd – 29th
  • August 5th

Session 1 – July 8 HOW DID WE GET HERE?

  • Transformative Work
  • Colonialism and the Christian Church

Session 2 – July 15 THE ROLE OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

  • Decolonizing Christianity
  • Christianity and the Myth of Race

Session 3 – July 22 THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE MYTH OF RACE

  • Deconstructing the Myth of Race
  • Fragility, Internalized White Supremacy and Racism

Session 4 – July 29 DECENTERING WHITENESS

  • How You See Me
  • The Bible and Theology from the Margins

Session 5 – August 5 FINDING CURES FOR THE PANDEMIC

The Pandemic is Racism

  • Strategies for Organizing
  • Intersectional Advocacy and Activism

Sacred Conversations to End Racism Summer Institute 2020 Registration

Visit the SC2ER website for more information SC2ER . SC2ER Summer Institue 2020 Registration . Become a Restorative Racial Justice Advocate and Activist and Dismantle Racism. For more information please contact Rev. Dr. Velda Love Lovev@ucc.org 216-217-9645

Rev. Dr. Velda Love #BLM
United Church of Christ
Minister for Racial Justice
Justice and Local Church Ministries
Lovev@ucc.org
(216) 736-3719 office
(216) 217-9645 cell


Thursday, July 09, 2020 at 03:30 PM EST

Our Faith. Our Voice. Our Vote: Faith and Politics with Senator Elizabeth Warren

Join Rev. Traci Blackmon and Senator Elizabeth Warren in the first in a series of conversations with public leaders about how their faith informs their politics in this world. What does faith have to do with politics? And how does faith shape a view of the world that translates into policy and transforms the world. Come, listen, share, and learn, as these leaders speak of their own work and journey with faith into changing the world. Rev. Sandy Sorenson will also join the webinar to share ways everyone can become involved in the Our Faith/Our Vote Initiative.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 03:30 PM EST

Tuesdays for Nurture: The Power of Boundaries

Boundaries are necessary and are shaped by our lived experience. Whether we set boundaries for our personal limits or for the ways we engage with our work and world, they can be difficult to set and maintain. How have these recent months when we’ve moved online and have constant access affected our boundaries? And how do we shape and hold boundaries that enable us to be as present as possible with each other and with the world?

Join Rev. Dr. Chris Davies, Rev. Tara Barber, and Eleta White, MSW, member of Liberation UCC in Seattle to talk about the Power of Boundaries.

Tuesdays for Nurture is a Tuesday webinars series which we faithfully focus on education for the people of God. Topics from faith-filled politics, to interviews of key leaders, to "how to's" in congregational life, to the impacts of current realities on the life of the church will be featured. Each webinar will include clear suggestions on what YOU can do to change the church, and the world, towards the world God imagines for us. "Tuesdays for Nurture" and "Thursdays for the Soul" are offered by Faith Education, Innovation, and Formation and Justice and Local Church Ministries of the National Setting, United Church of Christ. Live closed captioning is provided.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 06:00 PM EST

The Restorative Racial Justice Summer Institute - July 15th

REGISTRATION CLOSED


Sacred Conversations to End Racism 

“Race is Not Real – Racism is Real”

Register here and become part of a listening and learning community. Commit to gathering for five sessions and learn best practices towards dismantling racism.

The Restorative Racial Justice Summer Institute Dates:

Wednesday, 6 pm – 7:30 pm Eastern Standard Time

  • July 8th –15th – 22nd – 29th
  • August 5th

Modules – July – August 2020
Participants are required to participate via Zoom video conference technology. Seminar materials will include pre-assigned handouts, links to videos and documentaries, and process questions. On meeting days, groups will be assigned to break out rooms for one hour to discuss the pre-assigned work. During the last thirty-minutes groups will come back together and discuss some reflections based on internal processing. Large group participation will also offer opportunities for listening to how diverse cultures experience colonialism, internalized whiteness, and racism based on their lived experiences.

Sacred Conversations to End Racism Summer Institute 2020
“Race is Not Real – Racism is Real”

Become part of a listening and learning community. Commit to gathering for five sessions and learn best practices towards dismantling racism. Apply today and start the SC2ER Restorative Racial Justice Journey.

The Restorative Racial Justice Summer Institute Dates:

Wednesday, 6 pm – 7:30 pm Eastern Standard Time

  • July 8th –15th – 22nd – 29th
  • August 5th

Session 1 – July 8 HOW DID WE GET HERE?

  • Transformative Work
  • Colonialism and the Christian Church

Session 2 – July 15 THE ROLE OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

  • Decolonizing Christianity
  • Christianity and the Myth of Race

Session 3 – July 22 THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE MYTH OF RACE

  • Deconstructing the Myth of Race
  • Fragility, Internalized White Supremacy and Racism

Session 4 – July 29 DECENTERING WHITENESS

  • How You See Me
  • The Bible and Theology from the Margins

Session 5 – August 5 FINDING CURES FOR THE PANDEMIC

The Pandemic is Racism

  • Strategies for Organizing
  • Intersectional Advocacy and Activism

Sacred Conversations to End Racism Summer Institute 2020 Registration

Visit the SC2ER website for more information SC2ER . SC2ER Summer Institue 2020 Registration . Become a Restorative Racial Justice Advocate and Activist and Dismantle Racism. For more information please contact Rev. Dr. Velda Love Lovev@ucc.org 216-217-9645

Rev. Dr. Velda Love #BLM
United Church of Christ
Minister for Racial Justice
Justice and Local Church Ministries
Lovev@ucc.org
(216) 736-3719 office
(216) 217-9645 cell


Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 03:30 PM EST

Thursdays for the Soul: The Strength of Lay Leadership

Thursdays for the Soul: A webinar series to care for the whole church. Topics are wide ranging, and are focused on the spirituality and care of people. Prayer, worship, music, psalm readings, or compassionate teaching are included. This will be a predictable time of gathering for something to feed your spirit, offered by Faith Education, Innovation, and Formation and Justice and Local Church Ministries of the national setting, United Church of Christ. Live closed captioning is provided.

REGISTER


Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 06:00 PM EST
1.5 hrs

The Restorative Racial Justice Summer Institute - July 22nd

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Sacred Conversations to End Racism 

“Race is Not Real – Racism is Real”

Register here and become part of a listening and learning community. Commit to gathering for five sessions and learn best practices towards dismantling racism.

The Restorative Racial Justice Summer Institute Dates:

Wednesday, 6 pm – 7:30 pm Eastern Standard Time

  • July 8th –15th – 22nd – 29th
  • August 5th

Modules – July – August 2020
Participants are required to participate via Zoom video conference technology. Seminar materials will include pre-assigned handouts, links to videos and documentaries, and process questions. On meeting days, groups will be assigned to break out rooms for one hour to discuss the pre-assigned work. During the last thirty-minutes groups will come back together and discuss some reflections based on internal processing. Large group participation will also offer opportunities for listening to how diverse cultures experience colonialism, internalized whiteness, and racism based on their lived experiences.

Sacred Conversations to End Racism Summer Institute 2020
“Race is Not Real – Racism is Real”

Become part of a listening and learning community. Commit to gathering for five sessions and learn best practices towards dismantling racism. Apply today and start the SC2ER Restorative Racial Justice Journey.

The Restorative Racial Justice Summer Institute Dates:

Wednesday, 6 pm – 7:30 pm Eastern Standard Time

  • July 8th –15th – 22nd – 29th
  • August 5th

Session 1 – July 8 HOW DID WE GET HERE?

  • Transformative Work
  • Colonialism and the Christian Church

Session 2 – July 15 THE ROLE OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

  • Decolonizing Christianity
  • Christianity and the Myth of Race

Session 3 – July 22 THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE MYTH OF RACE

  • Deconstructing the Myth of Race
  • Fragility, Internalized White Supremacy and Racism

Session 4 – July 29 DECENTERING WHITENESS

  • How You See Me
  • The Bible and Theology from the Margins

Session 5 – August 5 FINDING CURES FOR THE PANDEMIC

The Pandemic is Racism

  • Strategies for Organizing
  • Intersectional Advocacy and Activism

Sacred Conversations to End Racism Summer Institute 2020 Registration

Visit the SC2ER website for more information SC2ER . SC2ER Summer Institue 2020 Registration . Become a Restorative Racial Justice Advocate and Activist and Dismantle Racism. For more information please contact Rev. Dr. Velda Love Lovev@ucc.org 216-217-9645

Rev. Dr. Velda Love #BLM
United Church of Christ
Minister for Racial Justice
Justice and Local Church Ministries
Lovev@ucc.org
(216) 736-3719 office
(216) 217-9645 cell


Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 03:30 PM EST

Tuesdays for Nurture: No Justice No Peace Rally

The United Church of Christ actively believes that youth and young adults are vital to the church and society and to that end, we are dedicated to creating leadership development opportunities, resources, events and programs for those from ranging from sixth grade through their mid-30s. Youth and young adults within the United Church of Christ will be gathering virtually with special guests to host a 75 minute rally around the topic of Race Relations & Justice as a starting place for future engagement and leadership development opportunities.

We have been hearing from our young people who have said this is a priority. They are interested in dialogue with each other across racial barriers and leaders about their experience(s), steps to create a just world for all and addressing the unrest we see around racism, the abuse of power by some uniformed officers and the helplessness many are feeling regardless of age, race or gender. This rally will be geared to hearing from people of color to but it is important that our white allies of all ages be present to hear as well. Members of the Faith INFO team will be planning a second webinar that will feature white youth and young adults on July 30th.

For more information please reach out to Rev. Trayce Potter, Minister for Youth & Young Adult Engagement at pottert@ucc.org. Closed Captioning will be provided.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 06:00 PM EST

The Restorative Racial Justice Summer Institute - July 29th

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Sacred Conversations to End Racism 

“Race is Not Real – Racism is Real”

Register here and become part of a listening and learning community. Commit to gathering for five sessions and learn best practices towards dismantling racism.

The Restorative Racial Justice Summer Institute Dates:

Wednesday, 6 pm – 7:30 pm Eastern Standard Time

  • July 8th –15th – 22nd – 29th
  • August 5th

Modules – July – August 2020
Participants are required to participate via Zoom video conference technology. Seminar materials will include pre-assigned handouts, links to videos and documentaries, and process questions. On meeting days, groups will be assigned to break out rooms for one hour to discuss the pre-assigned work. During the last thirty-minutes groups will come back together and discuss some reflections based on internal processing. Large group participation will also offer opportunities for listening to how diverse cultures experience colonialism, internalized whiteness, and racism based on their lived experiences.

Sacred Conversations to End Racism Summer Institute 2020
“Race is Not Real – Racism is Real”

Become part of a listening and learning community. Commit to gathering for five sessions and learn best practices towards dismantling racism. Apply today and start the SC2ER Restorative Racial Justice Journey.

The Restorative Racial Justice Summer Institute Dates:

Wednesday, 6 pm – 7:30 pm Eastern Standard Time

  • July 8th –15th – 22nd – 29th
  • August 5th

Session 1 – July 8 HOW DID WE GET HERE?

  • Transformative Work
  • Colonialism and the Christian Church

Session 2 – July 15 THE ROLE OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

  • Decolonizing Christianity
  • Christianity and the Myth of Race

Session 3 – July 22 THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE MYTH OF RACE

  • Deconstructing the Myth of Race
  • Fragility, Internalized White Supremacy and Racism

Session 4 – July 29 DECENTERING WHITENESS

  • How You See Me
  • The Bible and Theology from the Margins

Session 5 – August 5 FINDING CURES FOR THE PANDEMIC

The Pandemic is Racism

  • Strategies for Organizing
  • Intersectional Advocacy and Activism

Sacred Conversations to End Racism Summer Institute 2020 Registration

Visit the SC2ER website for more information SC2ER . SC2ER Summer Institue 2020 Registration . Become a Restorative Racial Justice Advocate and Activist and Dismantle Racism. For more information please contact Rev. Dr. Velda Love Lovev@ucc.org 216-217-9645

Rev. Dr. Velda Love #BLM
United Church of Christ
Minister for Racial Justice
Justice and Local Church Ministries
Lovev@ucc.org
(216) 736-3719 office
(216) 217-9645 cell