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Plymouth hosts UCC Justice training program Oct. 14 to 16

The Christian Life Service and Action (CLSA) Committee of the PNCUUC is helping promote the UCC Justice Leaders Engaging and Developing (LED) training Thursday to Saturday, Oct. 14 to 16, at Plymouth Congregational UCC in Seattle.

The vision of UCC Justice and Witness Ministries is of a just, peaceful and compassionate world that honors all of God’s creation, said Kathy Rule of the CLSA.  To achieve this vision, leaders are needed throughout the UCC churches and communities. 

The training will assist local churches and UCC members who seek to help move the world towards this vision.

“Justice LED is not a ‘how-to’ on justice around specific issues like peace, workers' rights or immigration,” she said. “It’s a holistic approach for congregations that want to strengthen, develop and sustain justice ministries as part of their congregational life and ministry.”

Trainers, who include Lauren Cannon, interim minister of faith formation at Plymouth, will equip local church leaders with skills in discernment, facilitation, dialogue, biblical and theological grounding for doing justice ministry, and sociological and cultural grounding as well as group process. 

Participants will receive resources on specific issues and for deeper study so local churches can choose what issues are important to them. 

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