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D.C. Clergy join push to change Redskins name

11/6/2013
  D.C. clergy join push to change Redskins name By Erik Brady | USA Today, Updated: Friday, October 25, 3:48 PM WASHINGTON — The Oneida Indian Nation’s campaign against the Washington pro football club’s team name picked up new supporters this week when more than two dozen clergy in the Washington region committed to taking the fight to their pulpits. “Black clergy have been the conscience of America,” Oneida Nation representative Ray...

Journey to Jerusalem

11/1/2013
Members of Rockspring Congregational UCC, Arlington, VA and Conference Minister John Deckenback took a trip to Jerusalem at the end of October.  Their journey is chronicled here...

UCC Pastor Leads Prayer on Steps of Supreme Court

6/27/2013
  This was a moment of prayer on the steps of the Supreme Courthouse. A colleague and I decided that this was a moment that warranted prayer and it was important for the crowd to see religious leaders standing up for them and not against them. I wore my collar and people actually asked "Are you for us or against us?" We stood up, announced to some of the crowd that we would like to offer a prayer of blessing if they wanted and it was an overwhelming immediate yes. They started...

CAC Conference Minister on the road to Israel and Palestine

5/24/2013
Conference Minister John Deckenback recently traveled to Israel and Palestine with a group from the Palestine -Israeli Network in Maryland.  He shares his journal from the 10 day trip.  Read the journal here  and share it with your congregation....

Catoctin Association Annual Retired Clergy Luncheon

11/20/2012
On Monday November 12, the Catoctin Association Church and Ministry Commission hosted the annual Retired Clergy Luncheon at Glade UCC in Walkersville. The whole committee worked together to provide refreshments, a time of sharing, a program about the Emergent Church, and devotions. Everyone enjoyed the fellowship and the delicious meal was prepared by interim ACM, Marie Bacchiocchi. and assistants.  ...

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