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First United Church of Christ and Conference Center, Second Life is On Line!

November 7, 2013 by  

First United Church of Christ and Conference Center, Second Life is On Line!

God is indeed still speaking… everywhere! Come visit us in Second Life.


2014 Boundary Awareness Training

November 6, 2013 by  

2014 Boundary Awareness Training

2014 Boundary Awareness Training options are being planned. Learn more about the modules being offered.


Looking to Borrow? Cornerstone Fund Offers $1,500 toward Closing Costs

September 30, 2013 by  

Looking to Borrow? Cornerstone Fund Offers $1,500 toward Closing Costs

If your church is looking for the right loan to finance a building repair, improvement or expansion project, it’s time to talk to the Cornerstone Fund!


Liberating Our Heritage: Composting the Church

September 25, 2013 by  

Liberating Our Heritage:  Composting the Church

Freeing the food-bearing potential of the church: an Invitation to deeper commitment.


Liturgy “Re-imagined” – Prayers of Confession at General Synod 29

September 11, 2013 by  

Liturgy “Re-imagined” – Prayers of Confession at General Synod 29

Rev. Ressman addresses a worshiper’s concern about the lack of prayers of confession at General Synod 29.


A Day Spent Stealing Ideas That Work

August 30, 2013 by  

A Day Spent Stealing Ideas That Work

Central Association clergy and lay leaders “steal church programs that work.”


New Voices…Big Dreams…

August 14, 2013 by  

New Voices…Big Dreams…

Called back to California: Meet the Reverends Elena Larssen and Mark Pettis


UCC ‘New and Renewing’ Congregations Awarded Grants to Expand Reach: San Diego’s UCC of Paradise Hills is One of Them!

May 10, 2013 by  

UCC ‘New and Renewing’ Congregations Awarded Grants to Expand Reach: San Diego’s UCC of Paradise Hills is One of Them!

Paradise Hills UCC’s success story: Triples in size!


UCUC Celebrates a Milestone

March 25, 2013 by  

UCUC Celebrates a Milestone

The 5:11 Gathering: A Place of Refuge and Rejoicing


Bright Shiny Seeds: Neal Washburn’s Ecclesiastical Council and Other Highlights of the Southern Association’s Annual Meeting

February 27, 2013 by  

Bright Shiny Seeds:  Neal Washburn’s Ecclesiastical Council and Other Highlights of the Southern Association’s Annual Meeting

Seed planters and Bright Shiny Things – the Church at its Best


Unoriginal Vision, New Worship

January 30, 2013 by  

Unoriginal Vision, New Worship

“It’s not creative. It’s totally unoriginal. But it is ‘us,” David Auten notes, discussing new worship service designed to fulfill his congregation’s mission “to live a life of love.”


A Leadership Resolution

January 11, 2013 by  

A Leadership Resolution

What type leaders does today’s church need? David Alicea encourages “re-evaluation of the qualities of leadership in a world filled with social complexities and changing demands.”


U can Unite with the United Church of Christ

December 19, 2012 by  

U can Unite with the United Church of Christ

Sally Buffington presents the “UCC Buffet” that is General Synod – There’s something for everyone!


UCC Area Churches Worship in Griffith Park

October 22, 2012 by  

UCC Area Churches Worship in Griffith Park

Rev. Dan Smith and the vibrant “new kids on the block” of West Hollywood UCC (WeHoUCC) organized a worship service for local UCC churches in Griffith Park.


Communion, The Subtle Altar Call

September 25, 2012 by  

Communion, The Subtle Altar Call

Coming forward to connect or re-connect with Christ: The altar call and extravagant welcome of communion.


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