Here are some ideas for environmental advocacy letters from ucc.org.
Mission 4/1 goal #2: Plant (100,000) trees!
All the ways to add up Earth Care Hours!
Summer is just around the corner and it is time to be planning for what your church school will be offering this summer for the younger members of your church and your community. One of the options is Vacation Bible School aka VBS.
MACUCC churches are being encouraged to create rainbow scarfs in a symbolic stand against bullying and violence, particularly in light of the events surrounding the Boston Marathon last week.
How strong does a person have to be to reconcile their GLBTQ identity and their faith in the face of family, religious and community rejection? The short answer is: Incredibly strong. Read more...
I know grief, I know anger, I know the thirst for vengeance, I know darkness. But thanks to God, I also know the light shines in the darkness and that the darkness cannot overcome it.
Yesterday was a good beginning at Tikkun Olam – a Hebrew phrase that means "repairing the world" (or "healing the world"). You don’t have to visit the area outside Old South Church to realize that the world is in need of deep repair – deep healing.
Over the years I have worked in disaster long term recovery and with critical incident stress response teams. In the training I have learned a rule of thumb from a couple different teachers. It takes 25 times of telling the story to begin the healing.
Tragedy brings out caring and courage. But this remains a tragedy. And our hearts remain broken, while Jesus stands embracing the fallen, the wounded, the broken and the shocked.
Through us God will be with everyone who suffers, through even the deepest grief and loss such as that caused by this horrific attack during the Boston Marathon. Love is expressed through each of us. Love is shared when we respond, pray, help, care. It will be our heads, hearts, hands, feet, eyes, ears, lives that will make it so. Love wins!
They are known as chaplains, spiritual companions, pastoral counselors, among other names. They are pastors beyond the walls.
Jesus weeps… our hearts break… overwhelmed and in shock we grieve. Those who lost their lives, and those who are wounded, and their families and loved ones – we lift all of them in prayer.
Send a letter as an organization or as an individual, and urge Senators to take action to protect our children.
Springfield Republican publishes interfaith clergy letter on gun violence.
Add your voice on April 9!