Churches Uniting in Christ (CUIC), an ecumenical multi-lateral dialogue among ten Protestant faith communions in the USA announces the release of new, ecumenical resources for local congregations to utilize during the upcoming holiday season. The resources are designed to help local churches experience All Saints Day, Thanksgiving and Watchnight (New Year’s Eve) through the lens of racial equity.
The resources have been created by ecumenical teams from the member communions and include teachers, preachers and litanies from across the membership. The resources for All Saints Day include a panel conversation about race and saints and a sermon that can be offered during a Zoom worship service. These resources are live on the CUIC website now at churchesuniting.org. The resources for Thanksgiving will focus on a Native American point of view and include teaching/liturgical resources and a sermon. The resources for Watchnight will include a teaching video, a preaching video and liturgical resources.
Clergy and lay leaders from all ten CUIC member communions are encouraged to use these resources with their congregations for each of the holidays. For more information, and to learn who some of the teachers and preachers are, and to preview the All Saints resources, go to https://www.churchesuniting.org/teaching-and-preaching.