Bringing Spirit to the Polls and Mourning the Saints

Rev. Traci Blackmon and Civil Rights Leader Ruby Sales speak together about activism, then and now, and voter suppression tactics. Ruby Sales is an historian, Griot, and Member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the founder of Spirit House Project, a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization that uses the arts, research, education, action, and spirituality to bring diverse peoples together to work for racial, economic, and social justice, as well as for spiritual maturity. We will also play a video from Trinity UCC and Otis Moss III and his family about their work for voters’ rights.

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It has been a year of abundant grief. On top of the pain and loss we experience collectively in what we used to call “normal” times, this year has added 205,000 (and counting) Saints to the numbers of those who have gone before. This year has added trauma and pain and loss in ways that continue to hold our hearts captive. This year has called a reckoning of systems towards Justice, and the slow pains of growth and awareness and the impact of struggle on people trying to hold it together. And this year has called us to cling fast to faith with clarity and strength and prayer.

So in calling on our faith that all those who have gone before are in community with All Saints, you are invited to join us in honoring those who have passed, especially to COVID-19, for a service of All Saints with music, prayer, and lifting of names.

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Also upcoming:

Reset for Renewal

Reset for Renewal is a virtual gathering to foster relationships, reclaim your own resilience and gifts for ministry and reconnect with the pulse of young people in the midst of today’s world.

This conference is designed for individuals who are working with youth and young adult ministries in any of the following ways: Conference level, Outdoor Ministries Association or Education/Campus Ministry settings of the United Church of Christ (and beyond) and local churches.

We have intentionally designed this program to meet the needs of those serving young people in a variety of ways for personal development, spiritual grounding, and the building of collaboration to strengthen our individual and collective witness to the Church and world.

Full-price registration is $99. For all who are able, we strongly encourage you to pay the full price as an act of giving. Because we do not want cost to be a barrier to anyone attending, we are offering a discounted rate of $49 using the code RESET50. Register here.

Tuesdays for Nurture, Thursdays for the Soul and other webinars are made possible through your support. To continue to support programs like this, please donate to the Annual Fund.

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With Peace,
Justice and Local Church Ministries
The United Church of Christ

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