KYP: Identifying Our Next Leader

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The Rev. John Dorhauer is the search committee’s candidate, named to become the ninth general minister and president of the United Church of Christ.

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Ashes to Go
Offering hospitality in unusual spaces, UCC places of worship plan to reach out to begin the season of Lent in untraditional ways. Read more >>
Time to ‘Re-Lent’
Focus on Lent in a fresh way, sharing your struggles and triumphs of the season with thousands of other UCC followers on Facebook. Starting on Ash Wednesday, the UCC Facebook page will post Lent reflections and photos. Follow us >>
Come to ‘A Place Like This’
Author, actor and Cleveland native Antwone Fisher will be the keynote speaker at a General Synod gala lifting up literacy as a missional focus. Learn more >>
Angels in the Wilderness
The Rev. Talitha Arnold, minister of United Church of Santa Fe for 27 years, says Lent is a time “to acknowledge the things that scare the bejeezus out of us in our lives.” Tune in to the weekly radio show Day 1 to hear her sermon for the first Sunday of Lent, Sunday, Feb. 22. “Angels in the Wilderness,” is based on Mark 1:9-13, the brief account of the baptism of Jesus and his temptations in the wilderness. Listen in >>
Share Your Success Stories!
Coming to General Synod? Why not share your church’s great ideas and positive experiences by fronting a ‘Be the Church’ informational session! Sign up today to lead a 30-minute mini-workshop in the GS Exhibit Hall. Register now >>
Send In Your Stats
Need to report your church’s 2014 statistics? There’s still time! Report today, before the deadline >>
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While segregated churches remain the norm, efforts made to effect change in South Carolina
Hundreds rally for LGBT rights in Kansas on Valentine’s Day
Connecticut church reaches across the country to find new associate
Minnesota church installs gay pastor
Massachusetts congregation looks at carbon divestment
Church puts two downtown Cleveland buildings on the market
United Church of Christ office building, adjoining hotel up for sale
The Rev. Otis Moss III, in his own words
Indiana community fighting to save a local church
New York group wants to turn old church into community center
Faith in a Virginia squad car
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Gay Catholics find a new tone under Pope Francis and from their own bishops
Apple CEO promotes gay rights in speech
Anguish among Egypt’s Christians after beheadings
Pope Francis condemns Islamic State’s executions of Christians in Libya
Gay marriage supporters plan to flood Supreme Court with a friendly push
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