How the Faith Community Can Respond to the Issue of Suicide
Rev. Dr. Wendy Childress is a retired military Chaplain who recently started WC Ministries. This ministry provides services and programs for the youth, women, families, and the economically disadvantaged in Riverside County, California.  In this presentation, Rev. Dr. Childress provides an excellent overview of how the faith community can respond to the growing crisis related to suicide.

Community Churches Sunday is coming April 28!

Each year ICCC churches are encouraged to celebrate Community Churches Sunday.  The day is always the last Sunday of April or another Sunday selected by the local church. This year Community Churches Sunday is set for April 28 with the theme “Branches Bearing Fruit Together” from John 15:1-8.  Resources for this year’s celebration are now available on the ICCC website:  icccnow.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Community-Churches-Sunday-Kit-2024.pdf

Let’s prepare as ICCC churches to be “Branches Bearing Fruit Together”!

Allied Against Hate: A Toolkit for Faith Communities

Every day across our nation, countless faith leaders from diverse traditions are working together to counter hate and promote peace with justice. Religious leaders and faith communities are well-positioned to use their moral authority to de-escalate conflict, foster respect for the inherent dignity of every human being, and point communities toward hope and healing. We are deeply
grateful to these leaders for their work and for sharing their wisdom with us. This toolkit describes practical steps faith communities can take to prevent acts of hate, discrimination, and
bias, and to demonstrate solidarity with targeted communities if such acts tragically do occur.

This document fulfills one of the more than 100 commitments made by the federal government in the first-ever U.S. National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism, released in May 2023. In the
strategy, the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships—in cooperation with federal agency Centers for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and diverse faith leaders—pledged to produce a toolkit for faith communities on standing in
solidarity to counter antisemitism and other forms of hate.
The ICCC and YOUR Church!
Rev. Bob Fread, ICCC VP for Outreach and Information, offers a presentation about resources provided by ICCC.  As Rev. Fread states in his presentation, ICCC may not have the same resources that larger faith communities offer, but ICCC still has significant resources for our clergy, congregations, and centers! 

Check out the video to learn about ICCC’s resources, and please share it with your pastor, congregation, or center.  
National Faith & Blue Weekend is based on the premise that strong communities are built on mutual respect and understanding. Law enforcement and faith institutions are key pillars of each community, and when they work together, neighborhoods thrive.
Visit https://faithandblue.org/faith-blue-weekend/ for information and to find events near you.


During these challenging times, many ICCC churches have learned to provide virtual worship, to bring together their congregations.  The following have shared their links with us, in case you would like to join in.

Antioch Community Church – *Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AntiochChurchKC/  or search in FB Antioch 4805.  For more information on what Antioch Community Church has to offer virtually, visit their website: www.acckc.org.

Wilson Memorial Union Church– Sunday Worship can be found on their YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmXd-MMkSkEEJVqsN-8Yoeg or on their website https://www.wilsonmemorialchurch.org/videos  They also post their worship links on their *Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mywilsonchurch  For more information on what Wilson Memorial Union Church has to offer virtually, visit their website: www.wilsonmemorialchurch.org.

New Covenant Community Church – YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfQ4tfz6CmH64kug4zjVGmA  

Imagine Church of the Carolinas – *Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ImagineChurchoftheCarolinas/.  For more information on what Imagine Church of the Carolinas has to offer virtually, visit their website: www.imaginechurchnow.org

Chapel By The Sea – YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNjSPp9qNZq9DFRfoNcJ83g  For information on what Chapel By The Sea has to offer virtually, visit their website www.chapelbythesea.net

Peace Community Church – *Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/peacecommunityftmyers/  For more information on what Peace Community Church offers virtually, visit their website: www.peacecommunitychurch.com

People’s Community Church, Berea, OH – *Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PeoplesCommunityChurchBerea/  For more information on what People’s Community Church may have to offer virtually, visit their website: www.peoplescommunity.org

Christian Catholic Rite of Community Churches – YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHGa_5lyPn0 .  For more information on what CCRCC has to offer virtually, visit their website: http://ccrcc.ca/

Speed Memorial, a Community Church – *Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/speedmemorial/  

Tellico Village Community Churchhttps://www.tellicochurch.com/watch

Historic People’s Community Church, Detroit –  Website: www.historicpcc.org

Norris Religious Fellowship – YouTube: www.youtube.com/norrisrfFor more information on what NRF has to offer virtually, visit their website www.Norrisrf.org.
Arizona National Guard Chaplains – *Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AZNationalGuardChaplains/
Greendale People’s ChurchYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfkBKSC_VJABn03L4P3Syiw.  For more information on what Greendale People’s Church has to offer virtually, visit their website https://www.greendalepeopleschurch.org/

*For Facebook links, you may need to first “Like” the church’s page before you can view their postings.

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