Teaching and Preaching: Churches Revisioning Unity in Christ during Holidays

October 19, 2020

Birmingham, AL - 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.

CUIC is chaired by Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Ecumenical Officer Bishop Teresa
Jefferson-Snorton and is comprised of the following faith communions: The African Methodist
Episcopal Church, The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, the Christian Church (Disciples of  Christ), The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, The Episcopal Church, the International Council of Community Churches, the Moravian Church (Northern Province), the Presbyterian Church  (USA), the United Church of Christ and The United Methodist Church.

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
https://www.churchesuniting.org/teaching-and-preaching The resources for Thanksgiving will
focus on a Native American point of view and include a teaching video and a full worship service.
The resources for Watchnight will include a teaching video, a preaching video and liturgical

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