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RedLodgeMTwildfire061521The Rev. Pam Peterson walked out of her church this summer and saw a mountain on fire. She had a plan for that. It’s something all congregations should have, UCC officials say. Whether the disaster involves fire, flood, ice, wind,…

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Author: Hans Holznagel
Posted: August 3, 2021, 1:57 pm

COVIDResearchProgectLogoThe United Church of Christ and its local churches will play a role in a major study of the impact of COVID-19. “Exploring the Pandemic Impact on Congregations” will last five years. It will research “how congregations are changing, innovating,…

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Author: Hans Holznagel
Posted: August 2, 2021, 9:15 pm

IreneHassanW/CommunionA new member of the United Church of Christ’s national staff sees refugees and migrants as bearers of light and hope. The Rev. Irene Willis Hassan starts work Aug. 2 as minister for refugee and migration services. She will focus…

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Author: Carol Fouke-Mpoyo
Posted: August 2, 2021, 1:54 pm

UCCConstitution&GS33LogoUnited Church of Christ delegates cared enough about Robert’s Rules of Order to give them a separate vote at this year’s General Synod. The result: those rules will still be named in the UCC Bylaws as the way to conduct…

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Author: Hans Holznagel
Posted: July 27, 2021, 12:50 pm

CLEGuardiansLogo2021Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team will take the field in 2022 with a new name: Guardians. United Church of Christ leaders welcomed the team’s July 23 announcement. For decades, the denomination has pressed for the name “Indians” to be replaced.…

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Author: Hans Holznagel
Posted: July 27, 2021, 12:29 pm

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