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Ecumenical and Interfaith News – September

The latest Ecumentical and Interfaith news brought to you by the joint Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations Committee of the Pacific Southwest Region, Disciples of Christ, and the Southern California Nevada Conference, United Church of Christ.

DSF Announces Spencer P. Austin Fund

In honor of one of the great leaders of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Disciples Seminary Foundation is undertaking a new initiative to educate our church leaders in stewardship, church finance, congregational leadership, and church governance.

Homecoming/Christian Education Sunday

United Church of La Mesa invites you to Homecoming/Christian Education Sunday.

South Coast Interfaith Council 9/11 Remembrance

The South Coast Interfaith Council will hold a 9/11 Remembrance Service at First Congregational Church, Long Beach on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.

2011 Pilgrim Place Festival

Join us at the Pilgrim Place Festival on November 11 & 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Urgency of 9/11/11: Challenging U.S. War-making

The Rev. Dr. George F. Regas, founder of ICUJP and Rector Emeritus of All Saints Church, will moderate a panel of distinguished interfaith leaders exploring community, justice and peace.

Good Morning, God…Part II

A compilation of Ken Noltie’s “Good Morning, God…” prayers, one of the most loved features in Joys & Concerns, UCC La Mesa’s newsletter

A Positive Agenda For Change

“With the few having so much and the many so little, we are in deep trouble indeed. Money is increasingly driving our politics. It is difficult to maintain and strengthen political democracy without economic democracy.”

Justice Leaders Engaging & Developing

A team of regional trainers in the SCNCUCC is ready to bring this exciting program to your congregation. Your church leadership team will be equipped with skills in discernment, facilitation, dialogue, and biblical and theological grounding for doing justice ministry as part of congregational life.

5 Reasons To Participate in the PAGC Seminar

The Protecting All God’s Children Seminar will be hosted in Redlands beginning September 24th. Here are 5 reasons you should participate.

A Woman of UCC Distinction: Meet Elizabeth Aguilar

“We ate, drank and slept church!” Meet Liz Aguilar, the first Mexican-American woman ordained in the UCC

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.

Bakersfield First Congregational Church Dedicates Solar Panel System

First Congregational Church of Bakersfield Takes Solar Plunge, Installs 200 Panels.

Everything’s Coming Up Rainbows

“God must have been delighted indeed at all those colors and the hundreds of ways rainbows can be displayed” – Sally Buffington of University City United Church captures the spirit of San Diego’s Pride Parade.”