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Pride Isn’t Always a Sin

September 23, 2011 by  

Pride Isn’t Always a Sin

The Young Adults of First Congregational Church of Santa Barbara share the message of their congregation’s radical inclusivity at the Santa Barbara Pride Festival.


Healing Events

September 7, 2011 by  

Healing Events

The celebration of a son’s wedding brings healing and resurrection: a tale of love and God’s grace.


UCC Prepares for Second Widening the Welcome Conference

August 8, 2011 by  

UCC Prepares for Second Widening the Welcome Conference

2nd Annual Widening the Welcome Conference to educate about mental illness and brain disorders and disabilites and help congregations develop Accessible to All (A2A) covenants and mental-health ministries.


My Weekend in Heaven

June 22, 2011 by  

My Weekend in Heaven

You’ve heard of extravagant welcome? Experience extravagant generosity!


Building For The Future: The Korean UCC

June 13, 2011 by  

Building For The Future: The Korean UCC

Extending UCC’s extravagant welcome to Korean Immigrants


2011 Annual Gathering Report from the Conference Minister

May 24, 2011 by  

2011 Annual Gathering Report from the Conference Minister

Felix Villanueva, Conference Minister reports to the 2011 Annual Gathering


2011 Annual Gathering Report of the Board Chair

May 14, 2011 by  

2011 Annual Gathering Report of the Board Chair

Ann Feaver, Board Chair reports to the 2011 Annual Gathering


2011 Annual Gathering Report from the Associate Conference Minister for Border and Latino Ministries

May 13, 2011 by  

2011 Annual Gathering Report from the Associate Conference Minister for Border and Latino Ministries

Dr. Carlos J. Correa Bernier, Associate Conference Minister Border and Latino Ministries Reports to the Annual Gathering


Reception and Celebration of San Diego Marshallese Church

February 25, 2011 by  

Reception and Celebration of San Diego Marshallese Church

Members of 20 churches in the Southern Association of the SCNC joined in song, prayer and good fellowship to welcome the San Diego Marshallese Church, UCC into full standing in the Association and Conference.


UCC ‘Widening the Welcome’ Again…Another First

February 25, 2011 by  

UCC ‘Widening the Welcome’ Again…Another First

“Accessible 2 All.” Is UCC? Thirty-three years ago the first Synod resolutiion about including people with disabilities was passed. Six years ago came the “Accessible 2 All” resolution. How far has the church come? Kelli Parrish Lucas answers that question and raises others in “UCC ‘Widening the Welcome’ Again…Another First.”


View from the Orange Crate

January 28, 2011 by  

View from the Orange Crate

New ways, new directions, new hopes and dreams: exploring (and shamelessly rooting for) an evolving UCC


Reliving The Dream

December 30, 2010 by  

Reliving The Dream

Do you remember much of what happened during your worship service on Sunday, January 15, 1961? The folks at Woodland Hills Community Church(WHCC) do. That morning, they welcomed a young preacher who was celebrating his 33rd birthday. The individual preached a sermon titled “Three Dimensions of a Complete Life”. His name? Martin Luther King, Jr.!


Open, Affirming and Reaching Out

November 27, 2010 by  

Open, Affirming and Reaching Out

With the goal of giving people a place to share their stories with understanding and compassion, Simi Valley UCC introduces the work PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) to its community.


Finding Room At The Table

September 22, 2010 by  

Finding Room At The Table

How can we love and care for one another and proclaim the Good News when our faith includes the stranger and the immigrant? Jesus: One tough act to follow!


PRIDE Blooms in the Desert

September 21, 2010 by  

PRIDE Blooms in the Desert

The Center, founded by Holocaust survivors, features educational displays, resources and programs pertaining to the six million Jews and five million others, LGBTs among them, killed by the Nazis.


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