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  1. On September 11, the national staff of the United Church of Christ participated in a day of community service.

  2. Ninety people from at least seven faith traditions filled the Amistad Chapel at the United Church of Christ's national mission offices Monday, Sept. 16, to celebrate their shared welcome for the immigrant and stranger.

  3. Two churches in Indiana helped resolve domestic violence in their rural community and civil war in Sri Lanka. In California, a city church needed to name a big part of its mission. All of them foundJust Peace was just the framework they needed.

  4. Getting to know Yusuf, tortured in Africa for being gay and now seeking protection in the United States, has transformed the ministry of a UCC congregation in Los Angeles. The church is helping him fight a legal battle to avoid being returned to persecution in his homeland.

  5. I made a visit to Senator Portman’s office recently. It was an opportunity to ask him to support HR 2214, known as the No Ban Act.

  6. UCC Conferences, congregations and climate activists are urging all people of faith to participate in a Sept. 20 Global Climate Strike.

  7. Calling climate change an emergency, representatives of Christianity and other world religions will gather in New York City Sept. 24 to create an action plan for faith communities. Four United Church of Christ leaders will be there.

  8. In what has become an annual tradition, several teams of United Church of Christ national staff members fanned out across greater Cleveland on Wednesday, Sept. 11, to spend a sunny September day in service.

  9. Several refugees in Columbus had the opportunity to have a conversation about family reunification with an Ohio congressman, who came to meet with them and hear their stories at a local United Church of Christ.

  10. In a time of gun violence, immigration conflicts, a growing wealth gap and seemingly endless racism and war, some United Church of Christ congregations are finding that being a Just Peace Church is a good way to get organized and do something.

  11. The climate crisis is an emergency, and the world's youth are calling on all of us to start acting like it. On Friday, Sept. 20, three days before the United Nations convenes Climate Summit 2019 in New York,
    the UCC will be following the lead of young people leading strikes for the love of creation in cities and towns across the planet.

  12. “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil.” (Psalm 23:4, NASB)

  13. As Hurricane Dorian nears the southeastern United States with destruction in its wake in the Bahamas, the United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries team is offering information and advice to churches that want to help and to people who are bracing for the storm.

  14. A United Church of Christ congregation in Columbus, Ohio, circled its pastor with love on Sunday morning to counter protests by representatives of the Westboro Baptist Church.

  15. As part of Global Cleveland's 2019 Welcoming Week, the United Church of Christ will host an interfaith service in its downtown chapel Sept. 16, and the UCC General Minister and President will take part in a Sept. 18 forum at the City Club.

  16. This summer, with a grant from the United Church of Christ’s Neighbors in Need offering, 24 high school students from an economically challenged Houston neighborhood learned about activism and carried out a local campaign for a $15 minimum-wage law. "It sparked something inside of me," one of the students said.

  17. As an increasingly dangerous Hurricane Dorian approaches the U.S. mainland, UCC’s Florida Conference and UCC Disaster Ministries’ long-term recovery work sites in Florida — the result of  Hurricanes Matthew, Irma and Michael — are reaching out to their clients and constituents with preparedness information.

  18. A United Church of Christ congregation in Arlington, Va., is provoking thought with a visible call to action exhibited on the church lawn. Hundreds of children's pajamas are hanging on clothes lines above photos of migrant children who died in the custody of the U.S. immigration system.

  19. United Church of Christ and Muslim leaders have urged a key U.S. senator to support a bill that would lift a ban on travel to the United States and limit presidential authority to order such bans.

  20. There was a joyful reunion in a North Carolina airport late Wednesday night when a 14-year- old girl battling leukemia was in her mother's arms for the first time in months.