"As we look to acknowledge that the borders we have created may not be serving God’s call for us as church, it opens our hearts to consider other borders and boundaries that may be standing in the way of God’s light breaking forth." — Rev. Kelly Gallagher
I am convinced that there are people in your congregation that will thank you for sharing this information with them! Read on! The Conference is organizing a week-long trip to the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota from May 11 to May 18, 2019. Simply Smiles, an organization founded by Bryan Nurnberger, who grew up in the Naugatuck UCC congregation, will be our hosts and guides. We will be staying in the town of La Plant, one of the most impoverished places in America, working ...
"Would you be willing to work with CTUCC in our efforts to promote environmental, racial and economic justice in our state?" — Michele Mudrick
This piece is taken from the report given by Brendan Curran, Associate Minister at the Barrington Congregational Church UCC in Barrington, RI, to the 212th Autumnal Meeting of the Rhode Island Conference. Friends, to honor our Justice and Witness ministries we engage in as a conference and also to encourage us to speak and work for justice with even greater boldness, I’d like to lift up and share one of St. Paul’s letters to the Ephesians. In a time of oppression, injustice, and imperial ...
"As the United Church of Christ...we do Jesus differently." —Rev. Wendy Vander Hart
"There seems to be, in many cases, a disconnect between what one’s perception of God is and how that perception aligns with the beliefs and actions of the Church." — TJ Harper
"As we dedicate ourselves to building God’s kingdom, we must define what it looks like in the local community." —Debby Kirk
"And all of us can pray."— Karen Methot
"Now is the time to get at it." — Rev. Kelly Gallagher
"The only fact that matters is that we persist; that we do not turn from the path we have chosen." —TJ Harper