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Standing For Justice and Peace

August 28, 2020 from the Martin Luther King March on Washington Celebration

Sandy Sorensen, Director, UCC Washington Office and Rev. Dr. Pastor Sheila Harvey Guillaume 


Words of a 12-year-old, emphasis on voting impress UCC participants in DC rally


EACH ONE, REACH ONE: VOTER EDUCATION INITIATIVE

 

“Shout out, do not hold back! Lift up your voice like a trumpet!” Isaiah 58:1

Union is joining the UCC’s Our Faith Our Vote campaign to register voters,

educate ourselves on important issues at stake in the election

and encourage voter participation.

 

 


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PALM BEACH COUNTY ELECTION INFORMATION

2020 GENERAL ELECTION
 Deadline to register: Monday, October 5, 2020
 

Early Voting: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday, October 19, 2020 - Sunday, November 1, 2020*
Vote By Mail: Due by 7 p.m., Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Election Day: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Tuesday, November 3, 2020
The General Election ballot will list the candidates for the Presidency and the winning candidates of the August Primary Election. During this election, voters will have the opportunity to vote for a candidate regardless of their party affiliation. 
*Dates and times are subject to change and will be updated no later than 30 days prior to the Early Voting period. 


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EACH ONE, REACH ONE: VOTER EDUCATION

The UCC Our Faith Our Vote (OFOV) website provides resources for nonpartisan, faith-based election engagement for individuals and congregations.  There are resources and ideas for how to engage in voter registration, issue education resources to help our communities talk about the issues at stake in the elections, and ideas and resources for helping to mobilize voters to get to the polls and to protect voter rights.

Here is what you can find currently on the website(www.ourfaithourvote.org):

1. The new Civic Action Center! From here you can check your registration status, register online (if permitted in your state), find important election dates, see open polling locations near you, and more;

2. The recent webinar: Faithfully making YOU and YOUR VOTE count in the time of COVID;

3. Faithful Democracy Webinar: Protecting Our Democracy in the Face of COVID-19, featuring Rev. Traci Blackmon;


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BASIC PROTECTIVE MEASURES AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS.

 

*Wash your hands frequently.

 

*Maintain social distancing - Maintain at least 6 feet distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

 

*Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.

 

*Practice respiratory hygiene - This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

 

*If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early. Stay home if you feel unwell.

Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider.

A Shelter for the Homeless 

Throughout the year, we support homeless families in need of food, shelter, emotional and spiritual support. 

 

Our faith guides us as we seek to live into the biblical call to love one another by doing justice, loving kindness, and walking in humility with God.

 

For this reason, we partner with the local ministry of Family Promise to live into God's call upon the church to act in Christ's love.

 

All prayers and loving acts of kindness are welcome here!!!

 

A JUST PEACE CHURCH....

As an Open and Affirming congregation, we believe in God's love for all of humanity. For our belief calls upon us to educate ourselves in the loving ways of justice and peace, which inform our just acts in our communities near and far.

 

In doing so, we remain active in prayer so that the Spirit of God will guide us in the ways we should go. This year, we were guided to take a Just Peace group tour of the Civil and Human Rights Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, along with touring the Peace and Justice Museum in Montgomery, Alabama.

 

Stay tuned for our next Just Peace Trip. Plans are already underway!


Union’s Statement on

“Being an Anti-Racist Church"

Union Congregational UCC holds a vision of being a multi-cultural, multi-racial, anti-racist congregation that more faithfully reflects the entire community of West Palm Beach.

 

We are a covenant faith community who believe that all people are made in God’s image, reconciled by Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit.

 

We believe it is our role to take an active stance in systematically dismantling racism. A part of an anti-racism stance is acknowledging a system of white privilege in the United States which tends to perpetuate societal stereotypes in all its citizens.

 

We believe that our commitment to anti-racism should be reflected in the life and culture of the congregation through our policies, programs and practices as we continue to learn about racism.

 

We are committed to developing and working to implement strategies that dismantle racism through our adult and children’s education, Sunday services, mission giving, purchases and business practices, and community outreach and action.

 

We believe we are all called to work against racism and work for a society in which the words of the Gospel are realized among us.

 

We acknowledge that the United Church of Christ has a rich heritage of engagement in addressing racism in our society over the years, and we recognize that our Anti-Racism Journey, here at Union, is a continuing one.

 

Therefore, we claim the prophetic work of being an “Anti-racist Church.”

 

Accepted and Affirmed by a Unanimous Vote of the congregation at the Congregational Meeting held on 28 June 2020.

 

 

We hope to see you soon!

 We have lots of ministries going on in the life of the church! Make sure you check the calendar for all the dates and times. We are sure you will want to join in on some very cool ways to serve! If you have any questions about the events feel free to contact us at office@unionucc.net. We would love to hear from you!