Facing the Rising Sun Part 4: The Legacy of Judy Simmons

Cleo Graham

9/3/2019

Rev. Cleo Graham commemorates the 400-year anniversary of African slaves first coming to America by sharing stories about her own ancestors.


Facing the Rising Sun Part 3: Slave, Midwife, and Legacy

Cleo Graham

8/29/2019

Rev. Cleo Graham commemorates the 400-year anniversary of African slaves first coming to America by sharing stories about her own ancestors.


And Now For Something New

Tiffany Vail

8/27/2019

Here we are at the end of August, and there is indeed a plan for something new. I thought I'd share it, and I invite your feedback.


Facing the Rising Sun Part 2: Searching for Milo

Cleo Graham

8/12/2019

Rev. Cleo Graham commemorates the 400-year anniversary of African slaves first coming to America by sharing stories about her own ancestors.


Facing the Rising Sun Part 1

Cleo Graham

8/1/2019

Rev. Cleo Graham commemorates the 400-year anniversary of African slaves first coming to America by sharing stories about her own ancestors who were slaves in America. This is one of those stories.


Value Our Families: Reuniting Families Act

Carla Dietz

7/16/2019

Rev. Carla Dietz shares her recent experience in Washington D.C. advocating for new immigration policy.


#UCCSynod Table

Timoth Sylvia

6/26/2019

Photo Credit - Peter Sylvia Table The word itself, spoken without context, allows those who hear it to see with their mind’s eye that with which the mind connects its five letters, its two syllables. A table in their home Their office The restaurant their family frequents For me, it most often brings to mind that piece of furniture around which I have sat. It’s a table where I have gathered with others to share a meal, lay out projects, unload bags of groceries as well as to help with ...


Many Voices, One Mission: Together

Kent Siladi

6/26/2019

"So now we move forward in faith together." — Rev. Kent Siladi


#UCCSynod: Break the Silence

Dawn Sorensen

6/24/2019

Today I spoke in front of the entire gathered body of General Synod 32, a body of about 700 delegates and a few hundred more gathered onlookers. I spoke in favor of Resolution 9: Break the Silence Sunday. I had not planned on doing that!   You see, I have a friend from seminary who is a friend and supporter of the Rev Moira Finley, who wrote the resolution. The resolution calls for all UCC churches to dedicate one Sunday a year to recognize the impact of sexual violence on us as humans, as ...


#UCCSynod: Catching Clicks is Really, Really Hard

Matthew McCaffrey

6/24/2019

Some 750 or so General Synod delegates are gathered in the “well of the House” at the Wisconsin Center. And, being the United Church of Christ, that means 751 different opinions on the conduct of the meeting.   Our delegation spends our gathered time at a long banquet table, roped off from the many visitors sitting in rows outside the well. We carry two items on lanyards around our necks: a credentials packet, and a small voting “response card.” That little piece of plastic and electronics is ...


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