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African-American Church Leaders Who Made a Difference in Civil Rights

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As we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. and prepare for African-American history month in February, let’s talk about other noted leaders in the civil rights movement who may not have gotten as much attention as King, but … Continue reading

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Planning a Baptism Ceremony for an Adult

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As a ULC minister, you might be asked to perform a baptism. If you’ve never performed this ritual, you might be apprehensive about undertaking it. Here is a quick primer for planning the ceremony. More in-depth resources are available throughout … Continue reading

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Tips for Sticking to Your Bible Reading Plan

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If you’ve decided to do more Bible reading in 2017, you need to have a plan. Fortunately, there are many different apps and websites that offer a plan based on your own preferences and schedule. It seems so easy to just … Continue reading

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The History of Favorite Christmas Carols

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The practice of singing carols began centuries ago. People sang carols or songs of celebration and joy for all seasons. Traditionally, carols were sung at pagan celebrations, but early Christians encouraged new converts to sing songs that represented Christianity. These … Continue reading

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Confusing New Cremation Guidelines From Catholic Church

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Recently, the Vatican issued guidelines about cremation and scattering ashes. If you only saw the following headlines, you might be confused: • Vatican Issues New Cremation Guidelines for ‘Faithfully Departed’ • Final resting place: Vatican releases instruction on burial, cremation … Continue reading

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Are You Guilty of Ageism?

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On September 19 in Japan, the elderly will be celebrated and honored on what is actually a public holiday called “Respect for the Aged Day.” Those individuals who reach the age of 100 receive a commemorative cup from the government. … Continue reading

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One House, Three Faiths

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Jerusalem is often considered one of the holiest cities, not only by Christians and Jews, but those of the Islamic faith as well. During one period in history, the city was thought to be the center of the world. Jews … Continue reading

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Signs Your Teenager Is Abusing Drugs

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Parenting a teenager can be a challenge. Almost all teenagers are dealing with raging hormones, and that can make them difficult to be with. Even the most well-behaved teenager is bound to have his or her moments. It’s understandable considering … Continue reading

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