2018 Friends of the Conference Appeal


Pension Boards to host pre-retirement seminar at Florida Church House

The Pension Boards-United Church of Christ, Inc. will host a free seminar entitled "Planning for Retirement" Dec. 5 at the Florida Church House, 9300 University Blvd., Orlando, FL 32817.The seminar, designed to help members maximize the benefit plans administered by the Pension Boards, will begin at 8 a.m. with registration and continental breakfast and will conclude around 2:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. -> Register today! ->

Email scam alert
Scammers have been targeting members of the United Church of Christ and The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with emails that appear to come from the denominations or their leaders recently. The fraudulent emails look very similar to those we send out regularly, using our logos and branding, and they may appear to come from Florida Conference staff members and/or what appear to be valid UCC email addresses. -> Read more! ->
Minister, UCC church members arrested at protests
A United Church of Christ minister was one of eighteen people arrested on Tuesday at an immigration protest in Minnesota tied to the Poor People's Campaign. Daniel Romero, Minister for Faith Formation, First Congregational Church of Minneapolis, UCC, was in a crowd of more than 100 activists calling attention to racism in the immigration system near the Whipple Federal Building at Fort Snelling. -> Read more ->

Six of the 16 people arrested during a Poor People's Campaign action at the State House in Boston on Monday were from Massachusetts Conference churches, there to call attention to systemic racism, immigration justice, and voting rights. -> Read more ->

Prayers, rallies, arrests mark Poor Peoples Campaign launch
Thousands of activists calling for a just world for all people rallied on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol and more than 30 statehouses around the country on Monday, March 14, during the launch of 40 days of action by the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. This campaign, which continues the 1968 initiative of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is a nationwide call to action, aimed at changing legislation that penalizes poor people. The movement calls for justice for the most vulnerable, an end to systematic racism, ecological devastation, and an economy built around war. -> Read more ->
UCC leaders grieve, urge activism after school shooting

Seventeen people died in a school shooting Wednesday afternoon in South Florida, killed on Valentine's Day by a former student expelled from the high school for disciplinary problems. "Oh, my heart aches at news like this. I hate watching these stories unfold," said the Rev. John Dorhauer, UCC general minister and president. -> Read more ->

-> Pastoral letter by Conference Minister Rev. John Vertigan ->

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