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One Great Hour of Sharing is UCC Lenten Offering

One Great Hour of Sharing® is the Lenten Offering of the United Church of Christ that supports disaster, refugee, and development actions.  The suggested offering date for the One Great Hour of Sharing offering in 2017 is Sunday, March 26. In 1950, the title “One Great Hour of Sharing” was used for the first time. […]

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“For Where Your Treasure Is” – Annual Yearbook Reporting

Article written by Rev. Dr. Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi, Director of the United Church of Christ’s Center for Analytics, Research and Data (CARD) What we measure matters. “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also,” Jesus said. In this case, the treasure is what we spend our time and energy tracking week in and week […]

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Can We Achieve 100%?

The Southeast Conference of the United Church of Christ, requests that all churches of the Conference participate in the United Church of Christ’s Yearbook Data Entry for 2017. Having accurate information on every church in the Conference is essential to allowing Interim Conference Minister, Marie Bacchiocchi to understand something about the churches in the Conference. […]

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UCC Web Partner Offering Free Church Websites

In an effort to make online communication easier and more effective for every United Church of Christ congregation in 2017, the UCC’s web partner, Ministry Designs, is giving away websites to every local church that needs one to kick off the New Year. “It is our goal to help as many UCC churches with their […]

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2017 UCC Ministry Education Scholarships

Ministry Education Scholarships are available to those Members in Discernment who are preparing for authorized ministry in the United Church of Christ. Members in Discernment may apply for the Brown Endowment Scholarship and ONE other UCC Ministry Education Scholarship per year. Scholarship application forms, found at will open on January 1, 2017 and are due […]

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Health and Human Service Sunday is Sunday, January 29, 2017

Health and Human Service Sunday will be observed on Sunday, January 29, 2017, in many UCC congregations. This is a day to celebrate the UCC’s long, faithful heritage of advocating justice and extending care and compassion in Christ’s name — within our congregations and among many UCC-related ministries across the nation. For hundreds of years, […]

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2016 Christmas Fund: God’s Love Colors Everything

For 115 years, the Christmas Fund for the Veterans of the Cross and the Emergency Fund has been a tangible expression of God’s love. One of the four Special Mission Offerings of the United Church of Christ, the Christmas Fund provides UCC congregations and members an opportunity to reach out in loving compassion, providing assistance […]

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UCC National Officers Respond to US Election

November 29, 2016 Greetings Colleagues and Friends, What shall we do post-election? It has taken a while to write this letter because we wanted our correspondence with you to be one firmly grounded in all that makes us the United Church of Christ, and not a knee-jerk reactionary statement to election results that took us […]

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Revised and Updated: Any Body, Every Body, and Christ’s Body

Any Body, Every Body, and Christ’s Body: A Guide for Congregations, Association, and Congregations for Becoming Accessible to All The UCC Disabilities Ministries Board of Directors has recently announced the release of an updated publication “Any Body, Every Body, and Christ’s Body: A Guide for Congregations, Association, and Congregations for Becoming Accessible to All.” Becoming […]

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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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