One main focus of the Vision, Mission and Purpose statement for the newly forming Southern New England Conference of the UCC is a commitment to "making God’s love and justice real by loving our neighbors, children, and all of creation through our collective work."
People from across the three conferences did just that on Friday, Sept. 20, supporting the youth-led Global Climate Strike in places all over the region. These images were captured from Facebook - find more by searching on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtags: #SNEUCC #ClimateStrike #FaithsForFuture #StrikeWithUs . (See also an article on how conference staff participated.)
A demonstration outside of the Barrington Congregational Church in RI.
Photo posted by Steve Ahlquist
Saugatuck Congregational Church members and friends joined the Climate Strike on the bridge in Westport, CT.
Members of the First Church of Christ in Longmeadow MA Environmental Justice Team at the Climate Strike Solidarity Vigil in Springfield, MA. Photo posted by Marisa Brown Ludwig.
The United Church of Christ was well-represented at the Climate Rally in Hartford, CT.
Photo posted by Kent Siladi.
A bird's eye view of the Hartford interfaith prayer service and march to the capitol. Video by Drew Page.