The National Council of Churches USA is urging churches to exercise extreme caution when deciding whether or not to open its doors for services Memorial Day weekend and in the near future. Churches have been reported to be a source of outbreaks of the coronavirus and opening prematurely could have deadly consequences.
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The National Council of Churches USA (NCC) will hold a public online memorial service on Sunday, May 24, 2020 to mourn the more than 300,000 people worldwide who have lost their lives to the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 90,000 of whom were in the United States. The NCC is comprised of 38 member communions ranging from mainline Protestant to historic African American and Orthodox churches.
Three major ecumenical groups in the United States are coming together to invite their member communions and organizations to join in unity this May for training and support. As followers of Christ prepare for Pentecost, Churches Uniting in Christ (CUIC), Christian Churches Together (CCT), and the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the […]
In its first meeting since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Governing Board of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC) met Tuesday, April 28, to discuss critical issues facing the nation and indeed, the entire world. It is the first time the Council’s board has met by videoconference, and issues surrounding the global pandemic dominated the agenda. The Board heard how churches, civil and human rights organizations, and institutions that work on behalf of the incarcerated are all adapting to protect the most vulnerable.
The Governing Board of the National Council of Churches, meeting during the Easter season 2020, sends greetings to all with the eternal message, “Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!”
Lord God, we come boldly to the throne of grace with an attitude of gratitude. Lord, we thank You for watching over us last night and waking us up this morning. We thank You for one more day!
As the Easter season draws to a close, countries around the world implement diverse reopening strategies after COVID-19 shut-downs. Even in these uncertain times, we rely on the stability of our faith and find sustenance in joining together for prayer, spiritual reflection, and a reading of God’s word. Justice for Gentile Believers (Acts 15:10-17, NRSV) […]
Dear heavenly Father, we thank you for your grace and your mercy. We thank you for your loving kindness that you show towards your people. God, you are our refuge! Thank you for your protection from COVID-19 and your strength that we can do all things through Christ. Lord, we thank you for being a very present help in times of trouble. You will never leave us nor with you ever forsake us.
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About the National Council of Churches
Since 1950, the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA has served as a leading voice of witness to the living Christ. The National Council of Churches is a diverse covenant community of 38 member communions and over 35 million individuals –100,000 congregations from Protestant, Anglican, historic African-American, Orthodox, Evangelical, and Living Peace traditions – in a common commitment to advocate and represent God’s love and promise of unity in our public square. NCC works with secular and interfaith partners to advance a shared agenda of peace, progress, and positive change.
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