Justice and Witness

Take a Stand Against Anti-Semitism

Andrea Ayvazian

12/5/2018

Dear Friends and Fellow Clergy, I am writing to you in the wake of the Tree of Life Synagogue massacre because I am heartbroken once again. The blatant targeting of Jewish people in their sacred house of worship on their blessed day of Sabbath, while in the act of praying to God, has brought me to my knees. I am horror struck, and while not much can shock me these days, I nevertheless am stunned.  I have been grappling with the question of what can I do, and not only what can I do, but what ...


Many Voices One Mission: Advocate Together

Michele Mudrick

11/28/2018

"Would you be willing to work with CTUCC in our efforts to promote environmental, racial and economic justice in our state?" — Michele Mudrick


A Place to Call Home

Karen Methot

11/7/2018

Community – that basic human impulse to be part of a group, particularly one that understands your struggles and offers support and friendship.


Many Voices One Mission: We Do Jesus Differently

Wendy Vander Hart

10/24/2018

"As the United Church of Christ...we do Jesus differently." —Rev. Wendy Vander Hart


Many Voices One Mission: Irrelevant?

TJ Harper

10/17/2018

"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


Many Voices One Mission: Cultivating Collaboration

Deborah Kirk

10/10/2018

"As we dedicate ourselves to building God’s kingdom, we must define what it looks like in the local community." —Debby Kirk


"This used to be a man's world."

Donald Remick

10/4/2018

I was standing at the check-in counter for a routine medical appointment a couple years ago when I heard those words.  They came from an older gentleman standing at the check-out counter not far from me.  I guessed he might be a decade or two older than me.  There was in his voice what I interpreted as a sense of grief and frustration.   Something had happened, I don’t know what, that told him he didn’t know the rules anymore.    Let me very cautiously say I understood the phrase.  I grew up in...


For the Least of These

Kelly Gallagher

9/25/2018

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me…Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these siblings of mine, you did for me. ~ Matthew 25: 35-36,40 The Rev. Dr. William Barber and the Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis have created a core principal in the Poor People’s Campaign ...


Many Voices, One Mission: Strangers At Our Doors

Karen Methot

8/15/2018

"And all of us can pray."— Karen Methot


Charlottesville, One Year Later - A Liturgy

Kelly Gallagher

8/8/2018

As we approach the anniversary of the events in Charlottesville caused by white supremacy and hatred, let us take a moment to reflect on where we stand today as people of faith.


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Authors

Dawn Adams

John Allen

James Antal

Steve Aucella

Andrea Ayvazian

Margaret Bendroth

Patricia Berry

Rachel Bickford

Marisa Brown-Ludwig

The Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas

Sarah Buteux

Alison Buttrick Patton

Kelly Jane Caesar

Matthew Carriker

Susan Cartmell

Bart Cochran

June Cooper

Lucy Costa

Brendan Curran

Joanne Dickey

Rev. Rob Donaldson

Robert Everett

Justine Fisler

Laura Fitzpatrick-Nager

Michael Frady

Kelly Gallagher

Thomas Gerstenlauer

Deborah Gline Allen

Martha Goodman

Polly Hamlen

Sir John Hargrave

TJ Harper

Myriam Hernandez Jennings

John Hudson

Elena Huegel

Jamie Green Klopotoski

Dennis Knight

Debbie Kolacki

Kate Layzer

Dirkje F. Legerstee

Amy Lignitz Harken

Mark Longhurst

Estelle Margarones

Elsa Marshall

Keith Marzilli Ericson

Debi Mastroni-Kenyon

Jessica McArdle

Lynne McDonald

Fred Meade

Karen Methot

Kim Murphy

Jonathan New

Brenda Nolan

Amelia Nugent

The Parish Paper

Lindsay Popper

Judy Raymond

Donald Remick

Eleanor Richardson

Rev. Valeria Schmidt

Carol Steinbrecher

Timoth Sylvia

Nancy Taylor

Sally Tomasetti

Tiffany Vail

Wendy Vander Hart

Todd Weir

John White