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David Jaroszewski – President
Brenda Fluitt – Vice President, Worship Chair, LGBTQ
Laura Bruce – Property Mananger
Juli Kring – Enviromental-Fellowship
Lisa Lum – Council Member
Rev. Stephen Loonam – Youth Education
Marilyn Reyes – Fellowship
Jane Eixmann – Church Secretary
Gail Hicks – Treasurer
“Open the gates of justice! I will enter and tell the Lord how thankful I am.” Psalm 118:19
In America, the topic of race continues to be difficult to discuss in many social settings. Very few Christian churches are leading bold and courageous conversations, engaging in direct social activism, and participating in civil disobedience as a way to bring attention to and disrupt racist systems and structures.
The call to be a multiracial and multicultural church is an acknowledgement that racial justice is the inclusiveness of all humans and never excludes anyone based on skin color, culture or ethnic origin. The United Church of Christ stands in solidarity with the creation narrative in Genesis 1:26-27, which clearly outlines what matters to God—all of humankind and a just world for all. God created humankind in God’s image and likeness, women and men are image bearers, sharing equal status as human beings. God did not create race, racism, superior groups of humans, and hierarchical and hegemonic social structures.
Register Now for Summer Camp 2021 at Slumber Falls!
June 20-23 - CIT Training Camp
June 23-26 - Springs Alive
June 27 - July 3 - Roaring Rapids & Sports Camp
July 4 - 10 - Geek Week & Streams of Faith 1
July 11-17 - Eco Camp & Living Waters
July 18 - 24 - Streams of Faith 2
For more information and to register go to www.slumberfalls.org
or call the church office. Discounts for early registration - Scholarships are available!
A SPECIAL VIRTUAL UCC GENERAL SYNOD 33
Join us July 11 – 18, 2021
Workshop Coordinator - the Rev. Chris Davies
Meet the Rev. Chris Davies, the Coordinator of the Working Group for Workshops at General Synod and Team Leader for Faith INFO (Faith Education, Innovation, and Formation) at the National Setting.
“The workshop team is excited to present dynamic workshops for use in local congregations and beyond! The workshops, to be selected early next year, will reflect the United Church of Christ as it is, and equip us as we continue to live into our discipleship in Christ, the values of the United Church of Christ, and a just world for all.
We hope to have about 50 workshops that will be available to any registered participant who is attending General Synod, but the workshops aren’t just one-offs! They will live on long after General Synod and the recordings will be available to purchase. This way, local churches will be resourced with quality materials to use for discussion groups in congregations, even and especially if you are not able to attend them during General Synod. So, know that if you attend something that sparks interest and conversation, you absolutely can share it with your congregation and community! What will the Workshops at General Synod inspire in you and in your congregation? Come and find out! See you at GS 2021!”
Virtual workshops are included as part of the registration price for General Synod, and will be available to watch at any point during General Synod. Access to workshop videos for registered attendees will continue until August 31st.
Additionally, General Synod recorded workshops will be available for purchase until December 31st for anyone as part of the launch of the Frontline Faith Learning platform.
You can access the workshops for your congregation’s learning with special-pricing package options that feature a specific workshop or all 50. Group learning specials for up to five users will be available as well.
General Synod: Frontline Faith Special
Packages will be available for purchase until November 30th, 2021. All videos will expire on December 31st.
Workshop Packages available - www.ucc.org
Pre-order details will be available soon. Check back for updates.
On-demand Children’s Videos & Resources
The General Synod website will soon include 10 children’s videos available for download. Coloring pages and other resources will be available alongside these videos. Please check back for updates.
Valarie Kaur, Social Activist & Film Maker
Valarie Kaur is a social justice activist who leads campaigns for civil and human rights. When a Sikh family friend was the first person murdered in a hate crime after 9/11, she made her first film on hate violence in America. Since then, her story-based advocacy has helped win policy change on hate crimes, racial profiling, immigration detention, solitary confinement, marriage equality, and Internet freedom.
Rev. Adam Russell Taylor, Author & Minister
Rev. Adam Russell Taylor is president of Sojourners and author of Mobilizing Hope: Faith-Inspired Activism for a Post Civil Rights Generation and forthcoming book, A More Perfect Union: A New Vision for Building the Beloved Community. Taylor also serves on the Global Advisory Board of Tearfund UK and is a member of the inaugural class of the Aspen Institute Civil Society Fellowship.
THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST has a vision of a just world for all. In this world all are welcomed, everyone is loved and justice is inherent. The 3 Great Loves is the denomination’s opportunity to express how our Love of Neighbor, Love of Children, and Love of Creation work together to address the inequities in our current world.
3 Great Loves is a denomination- wide effort that is about engaging the UCC to take action and to show the impact of the UCC, working together as one church, with one voice and one vision – a vision of a A Just World for All.
Beginning at Synod 2017 and ending at Synod 2019, through the lens of the 3 Great Loves, the United Church of Christ in its many settings of ministry will discern and lift up how we act upon these 3 Great Loves. As we do so, we will tell the story of how we are impacting and transforming the world, as covenantal partners united in common purpose and mission.
There’s never been a greater need for love – 3 Great Loves is how we can partner together as one voice, one church to live into our vision: A Just World for All.
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