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  1. You'll notice an emphasis on peace if you visit theCongregational Church, United Church of Christ, Laconia, N.H. It has a peace pole on its grounds. Peace cranes have flown from its building. It is a Just Peace Church. This Memorial Day weekend, those same grounds will be covered in U.S. flags -- reminders of wars and those who fought and died in them.

  2. In the 1986 cheesy horror flick, The Fly, Geena Davis’ character whispers this warning about a scientist turning into a large fly.

  3. More than 175 people of faith from several Christian traditions challenged the message the Rev. Franklin Graham was bringing to their Maine community on Sunday, May 19, with their own expression of inclusivity and love.

  4. With abortion laws high on the public agenda, United Church of Christ leaders and ministers are reminding the world that many Christians have long supported reproductive justice and choice for women. They are speaking out on social media and at events like Stop the Ban rallies held in May 21 Washington, D.C., and in states that have passed or are considering new laws restricting or eliminating a woman’s right to an abortion.

  5. The national ministries of the United Church of Christ recently welcomed staff members in Open and Affirming ministries with Latinx communities, in news and in publishing.

  6. A United Church of Christ congregation planted in the California desert took a chance on winning a national grant to assist migrants coming into the United States and ended up doing more good than organizers even imagined.

  7. The First Congregational Church of Ithaca, N.Y., is the latest United Church of Christ congregation to publicly proclaim itself as a place of refuge for undocumented immigrants seeking the time and space to gain legal status in this country.

  8. A piece of United Church of Christ and MHA Nation history is gone. Fire destroyed the former Memorial Congregational Church on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota.

  9. The United Church of Christ Faith Education, Innovation and Formation Team has put out a call across the denomination to find individuals committed to discerning the form and function of the local Church in the 21st century.

  10. “To be or not to be?” These famous words by William Shakespeare pose an essential question of existence, a question that we face corporately and individually.

  11. The church and the world will hear from more young "climate prophets" if the United Church of Christ receives a United Nations prize for which it has been nominated.

  12. Churches in Syria are getting a $64,000 boost in their work with war-stricken children and families, thanks to Global Ministries of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and a grant from the Harold C. Smith Foundation.

  13. Nationally known human-rights advocate Ruby Sales, a veteran of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, will speak at a June 22 luncheon at the United Church of Christ's General Synod in Milwaukee.

  14. Delegates and visitors to the United Church of Christ General Synod will have dozens of opportunities to learn more about issues and ministries critical to the UCC as a community of faith.

  15. May 11 is World Fair Trade Day, and in many countries around the world, May 1 is celebrated as Labor Day.

  16. Two young leaders serving Coral Gables UCC in Miami are recruiting interns, 21 to 35, for a new Young Adult Service Communities (YASC) program. Participants will work for a year with service and advocacy agencies and at the church.

  17. A North Carolina mother who spent 90 days in sanctuary at Congregational United Church of Christ of Greensboro is now free to stay in the United States with her three sons. So in worship Sunday morning, Minerva Cisneros Garcia and her church family celebrated the joyous news.

  18. UCC General Synod delegates could be asked to live out their love of creation when they assemble in Milwaukee in June, if they consider a late-arriving resolution which calls for the endorsement of Congress' Green New Deal Resolution (GND).

  19. The United Church of Christ is issuing an emergency appeal to assist several countries in Africa devastated by two deadly tropical cyclones which ripped through the Southern Hemisphere just weeks apart.

  20. The Rev. Traci Blackmon took the stage at a rally of 100 Black Women in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to speak out in support of Rep. Ilhan Omar, and against the lies and evil which birth both Islamophobia and anti-Semitism.