Justice and Witness
Worship & Education Resources
The Hawai‘i Conference designates the fourth Sunday in January to remember, commemorate and honor all the patients of Kalaupapa, many of whom came from or had connections to our families and churches.
One Sunday is designated on the UCC church calendar to celebrate the gifts of persons with disabilities and the strides that the church has made in being more whole through becoming more accessible. It is also a day that we, the church, acknowledge the journey yet to be taken with our sisters and brothers with disabilities.
Because we are followers of Jesus, we are called to be present as ambassadors of healing, restoration and justice in jail cells, courtrooms, booking rooms, prison yards and detention centers.
To help churches prepare for and respond to natural disasters.
Justice and Witness Ministries, one of four Covenanted Ministries in the UCC, helps local congregations and all settings of the church respond to God's commandments to do justice, seek peace and effect change for a better world. The work of JWM is guided by the pronouncements and resolutions approved by the UCC at General Synod.
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The Hawai‘i Conference Justice and Witness Missional Team works to equip congregations on justice and witness initiatives.
These webinars feature speakers who assist churches in learning about best practices for ministries related to caring for God’s creation. Each webinar focus on one of the four areas of discernment for Creation Justice Churches: theology and worship, institutional life and practice, circles of awareness and advocacy, and connections to a broader movement.
Issued by the UCC Council for Climate Justice to address the intertwined crisis of climate and inequality. The Council is calling upon churches to develop a 10-year mobilization plan to address this crisis.
Every January, the UCC celebrates Health and Human Service Sunday, which provides an opportunity to recognize the important work the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) organizations provide. It is also a time to prayerfully reflect on health in a holistic way, to address the social justice issues in healthcare, and to advocate for meaningful change.
Cathedral on Fire!: A Church Handbook for the Climate Crisis
examines how the church is in a unique position to address climate change and explores areas in which churches possess immense potential. Written by Brooks Berndt, UCC Minister for Environmental Justice, the book is designed so that book study groups can discuss one chapter a week from Earth Sunday (April 19) to Pentecost (May 31).
The Pollinator is a digital platform of the UCC for the sharing of ideas and inspiration.
Its focus is the building of a faith-filled and faith-rooted movement for the care of creation.