"Unless" - Looking at an alternative to Fossil Fuel

Lois Happe

11/12/2019

"Our dependence on fossil fuel, if left unchecked, will eventually render much of our world uninhabitable." — Rev. Lois Happe


Breathe and Push and Breathe and Push

Kurt Walker

11/4/2019

Choosing to actively engage in a community of faith is a lot like childbirth. It is about pushing and breathing. Constantly. Consistently.


Working to Dismantle Homophobia

James Admans

10/10/2019

This past weekend, I traveled from New York City to Framingham, Massachusetts to give my second-ever presentation at Super Saturday. Its purpose: answering God’s call for the United Church of Christ to be an inclusive church where LGBTQ+ folks can belong and to dismantle homophobic interpretations of the Hebrew Bible and Second Testament. After walking into the building and registering at the presenter’s check-in table, I found the high school classroom where I would lead this workshop. I ...


Youth Help Super Saturday Attendees Assemble 275 CWS Hygiene Kits

Debbie Gline Allen

10/9/2019

Twenty-three youth from five Southern New England UCC churches and their leaders gathered for a Youth Program at the Super Saturday event on October 5th ready to put their faith into action.


No Longer Can We Put Off This Work

Victoria Allen

9/24/2019

I’ve never felt particularly called to focus my activism on climate change. I’ve tried to be mindful of my use of resources, but the movement itself, while obviously necessary, isn’t where I’ve put my energy. Truth be told, I hadn’t really been following the climate crisis movement at all when I signed up for the UCC Creation Justice Webinar about the climate strike, and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect during that hour.   As I listened to the panelists in the webinar explain how we as adults ...


Are We Changing or Transforming?

Ellie Richardson

9/22/2019

Associate Conference Minister Ellie Richardson reflects on the difference between change and transformation and asks which is happening for the Southern New England conferences.


Envisioning Racial Justice Brings Pain, Promise

Donique McIntosh

9/18/2019

I started my ministry as the Racial Justice Team Leader with the soon-to-be Southern New England Conference just six weeks ago...


Get Up High!

Brendan Curran

9/18/2019

    In the very midst of their destruction, the prophet Isaiah empowers the people of God. The people in exile feel abandoned by God because they have been severed from the land. Isaiah comforts them in their hopelessness, saying, Get you up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good tidings, lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem … Lift it up, do not fear. - Isaiah 40:9    We, as humans, are currently being severed from the land and the Earth by ecological devastation.  Facing and ...


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.


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