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Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 03:30 PM

Tuesdays for Nurture: The Science of Return

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.

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Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 03:30 PM

Thursdays for the Soul:The Words of Her Mouth: Psalms for the Struggle

The Words of Her Mouth: Psalms for the Struggle wrestles with ancient poems through the lenses of modern women. Thursday, May 28th join several writers from The Words of Her Mouth as they share their thoughts and writing process, stories behind their psalms, and read their Words out loud. Featuring Martha Spong, editor of The Words of Her Mouth, Kentina Washington-Leapheart, Beth Richardson, Katie Mulligan, Layton Williams, Marilyn Pagán-Banks, and Jennifer Brownell. The Words of Her Mouth is available at thepilgrimpress.com and also wherever your favorite ebooks are sold.

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Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 06:00 PM

The Cross and the Lynching Tree

The Cross and the Lynching Tree: A Requiem for Ahmaud Arbery

On February 23, 2020 Ahmaud Arbery, 25, left home and went for a jog. During his run, two white men follow Ahmaud, confront him with a loaded shot gun, assume he’s a suspected criminal, and within minutes of their encounter, according to the recorded video three shots are fired. Amhaud falls to the ground and dies.

“Racism is a virus. It infects the spirit.” (The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III)

On Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 6 pm EST, The United Church of Christ invites you to a live viewing of Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr’s cinematic sermon preached at Trinity UCC Sunday, May 17th entitled, The Cross and the Lynching Tree: A Requiem for Ahmaud Arbery. Immediately following the live video a panel discussion with four respected thought leaders, racial justice advocates, and UCC pastors will discuss the impact of historical and present day acts of racism and violence towards African Americans and how the Christian Church can be actively involved in dismantling racism.

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Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III
Sr. Pastor, Trinity UCC-Chicago
Rev. Julian DeShazier
Sr. Pastor of University Church UCC, Chicago, Emmy Award-winning musician
Linda Sarsour
Co-chair of the 2017 Women's March, the 2017 Day Without a Woman, and the 2019 Women's March
Rev. Naomi Washington Leapheart
Director for Faith-Based and Interfaith Affairs, The Mayor's Office of Public Engagement, Philadelphia, PA
Rev. Dr. Velda Love
Minister of Racial Justice

Tuesday, June 02, 2020 at 03:30 PM

Tuesday for Nurture: Leading Small and Rural Churches

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.

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Wednesday, June 03, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Taking Flight: Your Restarting OWL Program

Unique challenges and opportunities arise with the restarting an interrupted Our Whole Lives program. Please join us for a sharing of questions, concerns, ideas, and recommendations! Open to OWL facilitators and program coordinators in all settings, religious and secular.

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Thursday, June 04, 2020 at 03:30 PM

Thursdays for the Soul: The Soul on Mysticism

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.

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Tuesday, June 09, 2020 at 03:30 PM

Tuesdays for Nurture: The Urgency of NOW

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.

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