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Bill and Mary Ruth are Partners in Service Volunteers at Uspiritus

Mary and Bill Ruth, from SEC Pleasant Hill Community UCC, are commissioned UCC Partners in Service Volunteers at Uspiritus in Louisville KY for 3 months (Jan-Mar 2017).  They are full time residential volunteers supporting the administrative/development arm of Uspiritus which gives them the opportunity to donate their career skills while in retirement.  Uspiritus is a […]

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Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Training at TACC Starts January 17

The Training and Counseling Center at St. Luke’s will start a Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) training unit on January 17th. They still have openings and are looking for pastors, priest, seminarians, vicars who would like to be trained as chaplains in one of our six non-profit placement sites. The site ministry will happen in the mornings […]

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Commissioning Dec 25

Mary and Bill Ruth Commissioned as UCC Partners in Service

Pleasant Hill Community Church ‘commissioned’ UCC Partners in Service volunteers, Mary and Bill Ruth, as they prepare to serve three months in Louisville, Kentucky at USPIRITUS where they will help with restoring hope, instilling confidence, furthering education, encouraging spirituality and faith through a comprehensive continuum of care for vulnerable youth and families. Liturgist Rebecca Seldomridge […]

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UCC Partners in Service Volunteering

by Mary and Bill Ruth No one is more surprised than we are that when we accepted a UCC Partners in Service assignment in 2003 that this active type of retirement and service would actually become a ‘calling’ and we are now taking on yet one more volunteer assignment for our 14th consecutive year! Long […]

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Global Ministries Speakers Available to Local Churches

Don and Maryjane Westra Don and Maryjane Westra, finishing a four year appointment in Honduras for Common Global Ministries, are available to speak in the Southeast Conference and Tennessee Region Disciples of Christ.  The dates they are available are March 25 – April 9, 2017.  Global Ministries will be responsible for their transportation to the […]

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Voting Faithfully: Resources from the UCC, Episcopal and Lutheran churches

Election Day is drawing near.  Here are resources collaboratively prepared for use by the United Church of Christ, the Episcopal Church, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America so that we might bring our faith to our civic duty.  Please use and share.

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Children walking in the Zaatari Refugee Camp, located near Mafraq, Jordan. Opened in July, 2012, the camp holds upwards of 20,000 refugees from the civil war inside Syria. International Orthodox Christian Charities and other members of the ACT Alliance are active in the camp providing essential items and services.

Attention Youth: Help Refugees, Win Scholarships!

Calling All UCC Youth (Grades 9-12)!  Help Refugees – Win Scholarships – Share your Creativity!  ENTER the SYRIAN REFUGEE ACCOMPANIMENT VIDEO CONTEST Show your awareness of the response to the Syrian refugee crisis and highlight your local community’s plan of action for awareness-raising and welcoming. Submit videos between October 1 and November 11, 2016. Three […]

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June 13, 2016 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S: During a vigil at City Hall, in Philadelphia, PA friends and former classmates grief the loss of West Catholic High School graduate Akyra Murray. The Philadelphia teenager was one of 49 killed in during the Pulse Nightclub massacre.

Observe Just Peace Sunday on Sept 18

The Thirtieth General Synod called on the congregations of the United Church of Christ to mark the Sunday preceding September 21 (which the United Nation recognizes as the “International Day of Prayer for Peace”) as Just Peace Sunday. Observe Just Peace Sunday on September 18, 2016 Just Peacemaking expresses our commitment to engage practices to […]

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UCC invites churches to lead by “Building Bridges” with Muslim neighbors

In light of recent events including the back-and-forth between the Khan family and the Donald Trump campaign, the UCC Communications Team wants to make folks aware of an interfaith initiative of inclusivity we launched last month and invite you to participate. The Building Bridges initiative invites all people across the wider church build relationships between Christians and […]

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Disaster volunteers urgently needed for South Carolina

Attention potential volunteers! South Carolina homeowners still struggling to recover from last fall’s devastating storms and floods need your help. Week-long work teams are being recruited now, especially and urgently for September and October. United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries and its partners in the ecumenical Disaster Recovery Support Initiative (DRSI) had planned to wrap […]

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