KYP: 10 Top 100 Churches

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Central to Core Mission

For several churches of the Central Atlantic Conference, providing substantial support to One Great Hour of Sharing is central to following Jesus, part of their mission of transformation in the world.

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Lift Every Voice: Our Faith Our Vote
Going to Ecumenical Advocacy Days? Come to this pre-conference event that will explore the many dimensions of voting rights as they relate to the broader EAD conference theme, “Lift Every Voice: Race, Class and Power.” Join us for a day of informative panels, discussion, networking and strategy for voter empowerment.
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Revising NYE Registration
Organizers of the United Church of Christ’s upcoming National Youth Event are revising the registration window to ensure youth participants have the first right to register for the July gathering. Read more >>
Enter the Contest to Name Green Churches
Care for creation –– concern for the air we breathe, the water we drink, or the world in which we live –– should be an integral strand in any church’s DNA. As the UCC refreshes and renovates its environmental certification program, we’re looking to you for its new name! Looking for a winning idea that captures our spirit! Contest deadline is next Tuesday, March 8. Submit your ideas now! >>
A Focus on Israel-Palestine
With March being the month of Lent and Easter, and with the faith calendar focus on Jerusalem, plan an honest and respectful dialogue about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict using resources and webinars from Global Ministries. This third installment of the denomination’s 2016 multimedia campaigns tied to its core mission also underscores the importance of the ongoing Middle East Initiative, kicked off at General Synod. Learn more >>
March 4 –– Last Chance to Register!
Don’t miss the conference that gives you the means to talk about money at church. Take advantage of a developing partnership with the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in areas of stewardship education and generosity.  Come to the Stepping into Stewardship Conference March 30-April 1 at Sea World in Orlando, Fla. Registration deadline is Friday, March 4. Sign up today >>
Piano in Worship
What turns the sanctuary into a sacred place for you? As the Rev. John Dorhauer reminds us in today’s podcast, God comes to us all in different ways, at different times, with different expressive and artistic techniques. Be ready. Listen in >>
Know a Great Pastor Under 35?
Encourage them to apply for the Next Generation Leadership Initiative. This year’s deadline is Monday, March 7. This investment in young transformational leaders and the church of the future from The Pension Boards program encourages, equips and sustains young clergy for service in local congregations of the United Church of Christ. Those selected for NGLI: Target 2030 will be provided with advanced training and financial assistance to hone their skills and gifts. Read more >>
Don’t Forget …
Annual church reporting ends on Monday, March 7, at midnight EST. Share your stats! >>
UCC sends aid to people suffering in drought-stricken Ethiopia
UCC advocates encouraged by President Obama’s plan to close Guantanamo
Chicago Theological Seminary welcomes Episcopal Church seminary to campus
Pension Boards joins worker justice call for poultry employees
UCC disaster response to Fiji cyclone will help thousands in temporary shelters
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UCC Massachusetts Conference shares missioner for creation care with Western Mass. Episcopal Diocese
Vandals target ‘Black Lives Matter’ sign at Washington church
Montana churches hold events to oppose refugee protests
Kansans for Smart Justice pushing for criminal justice reform
Connecticut church gives those with memory problems, early dementia an opportunity to get out
Honest conversation educates Connecticut residents about Muslim faith
Three congregations come together in tri-faith campus in Nebraska
New York group on a mission to help Syrian refugees
Kentucky Republicans boycott prayer
UCC ministers in Connecticut to wed
Gay men’s chorus brings message of inclusion to Iowa church
Nearly 500 turn out for Indiana church’s annual health fair
UCC GMP: Blood on our hands: Stop the raids
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Harvard launches free online class to promote religious literacy
Teaching our children about religion
Religious groups mixed over Guantanamo closure plan
U.S. religious groups and their political leanings
Even evangelical Christians are not uniformly right-wing
Secular seminarians
Boy Scouts see church changing of the guard
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