United Church Of Christ

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A presentation on the social teachings on the United Church of Christ for my Honors Service Learning class in which I did service work with the church while learning about interfaith cooperation.

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United Church Of Christ

  1. 1. Meghan Hartsell<br />Carla Schmidt<br />
  2. 2. History<br />Four Churches<br />Congregationalism<br />Polity<br />Liberal<br />
  3. 3. Sacraments<br />Baptism<br />As a child<br />Part of the service<br />Communion<br />Meal in remembrance<br />Community<br />Open<br />Age of first communion<br />
  4. 4. Bible<br />Inspired by God<br />Individual interpretation<br />Help of clergy<br />
  5. 5. Homosexuality<br />Ordained openly gay man in 1972<br />Immanuel’s problems<br />Iowa legalization<br />
  6. 6. Abortion<br />It’s a woman’s choice<br />They’d prefer it didn’t happen<br />Life begins at conception – viability<br />Life of the mother is more important<br />Rape, incest<br />
  7. 7. Prisoners<br />Prisons are places for rehabilitation<br />Death penalty is wrong<br />
  8. 8. War<br />It’s not okay to kill people<br />Genocide – issues<br />Nazis<br />Rwanda<br />Darfur<br />“playing God”<br />
  9. 9. Women’s Rights<br />Ordained woman in 19th century<br />Female pastors paid same as male<br />More prejudice against female head pastor<br />
  10. 10. Other Social Issues<br />Healthcare<br />Reform<br />Immigration<br />Comprehensive reform<br />Enforcement only<br />Marriage/Divorce<br />Divorce is not a problem<br />Meetings with pastor before marriage regardless of orientation<br />
  11. 11. Overarching Ideas<br />“The least of these”<br />Human dignity<br />Love and compassion<br />Charity AND Justice<br />“playing God”<br />
  12. 12. Washington Neighborhood<br />Fear<br />They want what’s best for the community<br />

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