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Churches Uniting in Christ releases summer resources: ‘Juneteenth, July 4th and Labor Day Through the Lens of Racial Equity’

June 21, 2021
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Churches Uniting in Christ (CUIC), a dialogue among 10 Protestant faith communions in the U.S., announces the release of new ecumenical resources for local congregations to utilize during the summer season. The resources, available here, are designed to help churches experience Juneteenth, July Fourth, and Labor Day, through the lens of racial equity.

Created by teams that include teachers and preachers from across the member communions, the resources include refreshed lyrics to a familiar hymn tune, a sermon, a litany, and other poetic works. All are in formats that may be offered during virtual, hybrid, or in-person worship services.

Clergy and lay leaders from all CUIC member communions are encouraged to use these resources with their congregations. For more information, to learn who some of the practitioners are, and to view the summer resources as well as archives of past resources for All Saints Day, Thanksgiving, Watch Night, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost, go to https://www.churchesuniting.org/teaching-and-preaching.

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About Churches Uniting in Christ
Formed in 2002, Churches Uniting in Christ is a covenant relationship among 10 Christian communions that have pledged to express their unity in Christ and combat racism together. CUIC is chaired by Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Ecumenical Officer Bishop Teresa Jefferson-Snorton and includes the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, The Episcopal Church, the International Council of Community Churches, the Moravian Church (Northern Province), the Presbyterian Church (USA), the United Church of Christ and The United Methodist Church. For more information, go to www.churchesuniting.org.

About The Episcopal Church
The Episcopal Church welcomes all as it seeks to follow Jesus Christ into loving, liberating, and life-giving relationship with God, each other, and the earth. Embracing a legacy of inclusion, The Episcopal Church encourages the expression of leadership gifts by all peoples of the church. As a member of the worldwide Anglican Communion, the third largest group of Christians in the world, The Episcopal Church includes 109 dioceses in 17 nations and territories, with about 1.8 million members. Learn more at episcopalchurch.org.

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