Member Church News: Music, Hurricanes, Anniversaries

“An amazing thing happened because of the Reformation. The voice of the people was restored to them in worship,” said Emily Brink, a senior research fellow at the Calvin Institute for Christian Worship.

After changing its annual meeting location from Houston to Chicago due to the devastation of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, members of the Cuba Partners Network found themselves listening to reports from their Cuban friends recounting Hurricane Irma’s slow, spinning assault on their beloved Cuba on 8 September.

The centenary of the first woman to be ordained in a British mainstream Christian denomination is being celebrated this week—with the United Reformed Church and the Congregational Federation gearing up to mark Constance Coltman’s historic achievement.

Two United Church of Christ churches in the Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, area are taking the lead in a discussion and training session around sanctuary this weekend that will give interested faith communities an opportunity to network, hear testimony about the need for sanctuary, and discern best practices. More than 130 people from several faith traditions are expected to participate.

The Church of South India is celebrating its 70th anniversary and has issued a special worship service to commemorate the anniversary.

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