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2018 Annual Clergy Retreat - Save the Date 

The 2018 UCC/Disciples of Christ Clergy Retreat 

will be on January 22-24, 2018.  We will gather for lunch at Fatima Retreat Center (Indianapolis) on Monday the 22nd, and will be on the road by noon on the 24th.  Rev. Leah Robbert-Mosser will be returning as our presenter for Worship and the Arts 2.0.  Leah will help the participants tap into the gift of creativity God has given to each of us.  There will also be plenty of time for relaxation, renewal and fellowship.
More information about the retreat and about registration will be shared in the near future.
Mark down these dates.  Hope to see you there.
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Christianity Needs to Step Out of the Echo Chamber 
We all know about echo chambers in today's political world. Partisanship dominates our conversations. We use our words not as an invitation to dialogue, but as weapons.... 
To read more from Pastor Lynn Martin from St. Lucas UCC in Evansville, click here.
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Cheerful Giving
Rev. Michael Erwin
Church Campaign Services

The first time the trust department of the local bank called me, I was totally unprepared. According to the bank, the church would be receiving a bequest worth nearly $250,000. This planned gift was nearly double the entire annual budget of thechurch! Planned gifts offer a huge blessing to churches lasting generations. Begin building your congregation's future today through a planned giving ministry...(continue reading)