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Science and Technology Network

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The UCC Science and Technology Network

Science and technology issues face congregations every day. At work and in family life, we are faced with dilemmas, hope, and cultural changes involving technology. This creates a need for dialogue and conversation in the church.

Every local church has individuals who are scientists, science teachers, physicians, or people working in medical fields. The expertise of these individuals and the community can serve as good resources for churches.

The UCC STN believes that science, technology, and Christian faith can learn from each other. There is no formal membership, though a small steering committee exists to work ecumenically, consult when requested, and encourage with a ministry of empowerment denominational reflection on these themes with youth, young adults, college, adult education, and in our worshiping life with technology and new media as a resource - but also engaging the big questions of science and tech of our day.

That means any of your efforts in local churches and conferences are part of STN as a virtual community! Central to this task continues to be the UCC's Pastoral Letter on Faith Engaging Science and Technology, and the one page study guide. We also encourage every church to designate a "Science & Tech Recognition Sunday" one Sunday each year on a date that works well in your church calendar. See worship resources linked here to help jump start - and invite youth and young adults as well as the scientists of the congregation, to participate in brainstorming and planning.

Science and Technology Links and Resources

Join the Science and Technology Network Facebook Page

Ecumenical Round Table—a coming together of science, technology, and the Christian Faith

Liturgy for the UCC's Science and Technology Sunday

Down the Wormhole—a podcast exploring the strange and fascinating relationship between science and religion

Sustaining Creation—videos, podcast, and resources from Rev. Dr. Terry Gallagher on Addressing the Climate Crisis


Coronavirus-Related Resources


COVID-19 Daily Briefing—the UCC's Barbara Baylor separates facts from falsehoods

Coronavirus Resource Page from the Wisconsin Council of Churches and Resource on Returning to Church



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