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A Pastoral Message on Buffalo and Uvalde

General Minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Rev. Teresa “Terri” Hord Owens speaks on the recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, and how Christians might respond to end gun violence.  “There is an alternate option. I pray that we will find the courage to not only imagine it but to work each and every day for it.” – Rev. Terri Hord Owens Watch it here: ...

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(posted May 26, 2022)

Help our Regional Minister Search Committee

In February 2022, the Search Committee has resumed its work.  We have received approval from the Regional Board that funding is anticipated to hire and sustain a full-time Regional Minister.  To date we have completed: Anti-racism/Unconscious Bias training, additional training on the Regional Search procedures, developed an initial Search Committee budget and received Board approval, and initiated our Regional Engagement Strategy.  As part of our engagement strategy, we need your input, ideas, and continued prayers!  Our first task is to hear WHAT YOU THINK as we look to call our next Regional Minister.  To this end, we have established several listening sessions...

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(posted May 15, 2022)

Call to Action: Working for Peace for Ukraine

As our Director of Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries, and with partners from across our denomination and world, I join with you in deepest prayers that the fullness of God, who is All Love, might overwhelm Russia's onslaught of violence.  Though I am unable to join you in person tonight (due to leading a meeting at this time in a national Welcoming conference for refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers), my heart joins with you in affirming that scriptures call us to remember we "are no longer strangers and aliens, but...are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household...

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(posted March 7, 2022)

Read the Bible With Us

The Bible is a complex book, and for people new to faith or going deeper, the stories of God and God's people become our guide to living with compassion and grace. The more we read the Bible, the more we see ourselves and our own story intersecting with God's story. Beginning September 12, our church has adopted the Narrative Lectionary, a series of readings of scripture that start in Genesis, carry through books of history and prophets, and finish with the Gospel of John. This narrative reading of the Bible helps us discover more of the big story of the Bible. We'll...

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(posted September 15, 2021)

Our Response to COVID-19

University Christian Church is standing with our neighbors and working with city, county, state, and federal leaders to do our part to contain the spread of COVID-19 and save lives. This is part of our call to follow Jesus Christ and love our neighbors as ourselves. You can find our full statement on our response as well as resources and information to guide you and your family at our new COVID-19 Information page. We continue to recommend to follow all CDC guidelines and encourage every church member who is able to get vaccinated, wear masks (especially indoors and crowded places),...

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(posted March 16, 2020)