Faith In Action

Global Climate Action Summit and Climate March

Global Climate Action Summit and Climate March

The Global Climate Action Summit will bring leaders and people together from around the world to “Take Ambition to the Next Level.” It will be a moment to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of states, regions, cities, companies, investors and citizens with respect to climate action.

On September 8, 2018 People across the country will be gathering to demand bold action on climate, jobs, and justice. Faith Contingents will be a part of many of the marches.  Find below some of the IPL leading a group to their local Climate March.

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The Third Reconstruction: A devotional series for UCC congregations

The Third Reconstruction: A devotional series for UCC congregations

Our 3 Great Loves writers team has created a special devotional series intended to be a complement for UCC congregations and individuals as they reflect on the seminal book by the Rev. William Barber and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, The Third Reconstruction. May this reflection inspire not only awareness but responsive action to bridge racial divisions and truly live out God’s love by loving our neighbors. Download the devotional series.

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Neighbors in Need

Neighbors in Need

Neighbors in Need (NIN) is a special mission offering of the United Church of Christ that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. One-third of NIN funds support the Council for American Indian Ministry (CAIM). The remaining two-thirds support local justice initiatives throughout the UCC.

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Labor Sunday

Labor Sunday

The Sunday of Labor Day weekend is Labor Sunday, a day to lift up workers and celebrate their contributions. It is also a day to commit ourselves to improving jobs and our economy so that all workers have wages, benefits, and work hours that allow them to live in the fullness of life – which is God’s intention for each of us.

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Just Peace Sunday – September 16

Just Peace Sunday – September 16

This year, Just Peace Sunday will focus on the theme “Wisdom Cries Out!” based on the lectionary passage, Proverbs 1:20-33. Worship, learning, and craft materials will be available online making connections between our witness as a Just Peace Church and our particular concern at this time for those migrants fleeing violence at our border. 

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Church of the Red Rocks: Building Better Lives in Guatemala

Church of the Red Rocks: Building Better Lives in Guatemala

The dates are set for CRR's next service trip to Guatemala to help build homes for people who are living in extreme poverty. They will be there the week of February 11-15, 2019; travel dates are still to be determined.

The trip will be organized in conjunction with Constru Casa (“Construct a House”) which is a non-profit organization very similar to Habitat for Humanity except that they address the needs of people who are very poor.

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Hope Station Nogales to provide reverse sanctuary to deportees in Mexico

Hope Station Nogales to provide reverse sanctuary to deportees in Mexico

A United Church of Christ sanctuary church offering immigrants refuge in the Arizona borderlands will soon be offering a place of hospitality, support and hope on the Mexican side of the border for people who find themselves deported from the United States.

The Shadow Rock UCC Sanctuary Action Team and the Rev. Ken Heintzelman, in an extension of the spirit and intent of their ministry of sanctuary in Phoenix, are in the process of establishing Hope Station Nogales, in Sonora, Mexico.

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Thank You from Jose Gonzalez

Thank You from Jose Gonzalez

Jose Gonzales sent this thank you to everyone who donated to the trip he led to support children and families at the border. Taos UCC collected and donated $750.

Taos Immigration Allies are collecting donations again for another trip to the border to support refugee children and families. If you would like to donate for this next trip you can reach Jose at 575-779-6765 or jgonza37@unm.edu   

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