Spotlight

Putting our faith into action for second chances

Florida is the leader nationwide in the number of disenfranchised voters. The 1.68 million citizens here barred from voting because of a felony conviction (even if they've paid their debt to society) represents 10 percent of the state's voting population, the highest in the nation. Furthermore, the "war on drugs," coupled with the over-policing of minority communities, has exacerbated the impact on communities of color and has resulted in nearly a quarter of the voting-age African American population being excluded from voting for life. Does this sound like a just world for all to you? You can do something about it. -> Learn more! ->

Sarasota First, Florida Conference offer free workshop
First Congregational United Church of Christ in Sarasota and the Florida Conference will sponsor a workshop by acclaimed storyteller Valerie Tutson Feb. 3 at First Congregational UCC. During the workshop, "Storytelling as a Spiritual Practice," Valerie will invite participants to explore and experience the wonder of stories — our own and others. -> Read more ->
NCC endorses sweeping initiative to end racism
Today the governing board of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC) enthusiastically endorsed a sweeping initiative to end racism.  This process, beginning with a massive rally on the National Mall in Washington, DC on April 4, 2018, will unfold over several years and will be the most visible and impactful work of the National Council of Churches in its recent history. -> Read more! ->
2017 Annual Gathering Highlights

Make Glad logoIt was a fine annual meeting in which we did business, worshiped and built relationships across the conference and with guests from the national staff. Whether you were able to join us or not, please enjoy these wrap up videos, created by Member in Discernment Teña T. Nock-Hope, and keep your energy level high as we continue to create a just world for all! -> Highlights video 1 | Highlights video 2 ->

Antal, other religious leaders 'Take a Knee' for climate change

The Rev. James Antal was one of a dozen religious leaders of Protestant, Catholic, Evangelical and Jewish traditions who gathered at the EPA Tuesday to "take a knee" in prayer and urge the current administration to address global climate change. Antal, who serves as general minister and president of the Massachusetts Conference United Church of Christ, presented a statement to the EPA. -> Read more ->


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