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Conference Seeks Nominees for Living Waters Award

HARTFORD (03/17/2014) -- Do you know someone who works for justice, lives ethically, builds community, and promotes the common good in the workplace and in the community?

Then we need to hear about that person, because that's who we look for to honor with the Living Waters Award. The award recognizes a United Church of Christ layperson who has excelled in living their faith in their home, workplace, and community as well as their local congregation.

To nominate someone, write to Cecile Gilson at cecileg@ctucc.org or call 860.761.7109.

You can find more information about the Living Waters award at this address:


The link below leads to the nomination form.

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Back Bay Mission Opens Applications for Social Justice Internship

BILOXI, MS (03/10/2014) -- Back Bay Mission is pleased to announce that applications are available for the 2014 Shari Prestemon Social Justice Internship!

The Shari Prestemon Social Justice Internship provides a member of the United Church of Christ between the ages of 19 and 35 with a unique opportunity to participate in a 10-week summer program tailored to their interests. Drawing on the Mission's long experience in community engagement and advocacy for justice, the internship will nurture participants' passion for social justice and develop their appreciation for the church's role in seeking social justice.

In order to attract the highest quality candidates, interns are generously provided for while at the Mission. Interns have the cost of their travel to and from Biloxi covered by Back Bay Mission, stay in Mission housing while in Biloxi, and receive a stipend of $250 per week. During their time at the Mission, interns will work in each program and engage in reflection with Mission staff.

Applications are available on the Back Bay Mission website via the link below. Completed applications should be sent to:

Kenney Washington Director of Client Services Back Bay Mission 1012 Division Street Biloxi, MS 39530

They can be emailed to Kenney Washington, Director of Client Services, at kwash@thebackbaymission.org with the subject line "Shari Prestemon Internship" no later than April 30, 2014.

Click here to learn more.

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