A Season of Giving Thanks

A few years ago, a local church in another conference declared November to be the liturgical “Season of Giving Thanks.” They created special paraments for the sanctuary and a stole for the pastor of orange and brown; decorated the sanctuary; and designed worship themes with this special focus from...

Strong Sisters Share Stories on the Mountain 

by C. L. Stumb, Southern Conference "The world needs us to be who we are," Rev. Mary Schaller Blaufuss (D.Min.) said to women at the Southern Region Women's Retreat / Strong Sisters' Stories. "The world doesn't always allow us to live up to our potential." Eighty-eight persons from four conferences...

Spirit of the Cross Celebrates “Pink Sunday”

Spirit of the Cross Church (UCC) in Huntsville, Alabama, held its annual Pink Sunday service on October 20 in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Hope was the theme of the worship service as congregants dressed in pink. During the service, the congregation honored those fighting breast cancer, rededicated...