This issue of the newsletter about the ministry of the churches of the Florida Conference United Church of Christ features a description and pictures of LUCC’s anti-racism witness on Sunday evenings.
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One focus of this issue is our Christian response to racism, prompted by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks and other people of color in recent months.
There is also an ongoing focus on how our Florida congregations have been responding to the COVID-19 crisis — not only on Sunday mornings but on every other day of the week in the face of the pandemic’s challenging circumstances. We hope you will take the time to read about the creative and interesting ways in which our churches have gone “virtual,” some of which you may wish to consider for your own ministries. Need ideas to inspire and invigorate? You’ll find them throughout this issue, including online opportunities being provided weekly beginning in August through the Conference’s Faith Formation programming (page 6).
Thanks to all those churches that have been providing information about their ministries. If we’ve not been hearing from you, please make sure we’re on the mailing list for your newsletter and e-blasts (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We especially appreciate your providing the Celebrate Florida link information to church members via your Sunday bulletin, newsletters, e-communications and on your website. During the coronavirus crisis, it is especially covenantal to share all the good news about the United Church of Christ in Florida among your church members.