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‘Resilience, Resistance and Persistence’


Christian Unity Gathering of National Council of Churches scheduled for Nov. 8–9

October 17, 2017

The National Council of Churches (NCC) will hold its 2017 Christian Unity Gathering on Nov. 8–9 at the Sheraton Hotel in Silver Spring, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C. This year’s theme is “Resilience, Resistance and Persistence.”

In many ways, the world has changed since last year’s gathering. In other ways, the same challenges face us as before. Still, the central question is: What does it mean to live as a follower of Jesus today?

Through speakers, seminars and presentations, The gathering will examine three key themes:

  • Resilience: How do we grow, adapt and thrive when we get discouraged?
  • Resistance: What does it mean to “stand in the way”?
  • Persistence: Where do we go to find the strength to remain engaged?

For more information or to register, go to

Today’s Focus:  National Council of Churches-Christian Unity Gathering

Let us join in prayer for:

PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff

Roger Spalding, PMA
Frank Spencer, BOP

Let us pray:

God of peace, we thank you for sisters and brothers who work for Christian unity around the world. Inspire us to join your transforming ministry proclaiming peace and healing. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Daily Readings

Morning Psalms 123; 146
First Reading Jeremiah 36:27-37:2
Second Reading 1 Corinthians 14:1-12
Gospel Reading Matthew 10:16-23
Evening Psalms 30; 86