UCC’s minister for sexual education to retire at end of December December 17, 2012
Ann Hanson had no idea as a mother of three and grandmother to seven she would become the United Church of Christ’s outspoken advocate for comprehensive sexuality education. She has provided sexuality education to people of all ages. But at the end of December, Hanson will retire from the UCC and return to her native Montana.
JWM board nominates Linda Jaramillo for third term October 29, 2012
Board members for the United Church of Christ Justice and Witness Ministries decided unanimously Saturday morning to approve the Rev. M. Linda Jaramillo's nomination for a third and final term as executive minister.
UCC stands up for harassed Planned Parenthood leader August 23, 2012
Pastors and members of First Congregational UCC in Orlando, Fla., along with national and regional United Church of Christ leaders, have rallied in support of church member Jenna Tosh, the new CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando.
Embracing the power of literacy at Franklinton Center summer retreat July 20, 2012
Fifty children and their families in North Carolina are learning about the power of literacy, thanks to a collaborative project hosted by the UCC's Franklinton Center at Bricks (FCAB).
The conference, retreat and education center in Eastern North Carolina hosted students, parents and staff of the Inborden Elementary School this week, as part of FCAB's first Summer Literacy retreat.
Gospel concert part of faith-based advocacy around AIDS 2012 conference July 19, 2012
A UCC minister will host a free gospel concert to conclude the first day of the worldwide AIDS 2012 conference in Washington, D.C., next week. “One Voice: Gospel Artists Respond to AIDS,” hosted by Bishop Yvette A. Flunder, takes place July 23 at the Mt. Vernon Place United Methodist Church , as a celebration of hope in the collective struggle against AIDS.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. to deliver United Church of Christ’s Office of Communication, Inc. Parker Lecture Sept. 25 July 16, 2012
The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. will deliver the 30th Annual Everett C. Parker Ethics in Telecommunications Lecture Sept. 25 in Washington D.C. The Parker Lecture is held each year by the United Church of Christ’s Office of Communication, Inc. (OC, Inc.) to inspire the media and public interest advocates and honor those individuals making a difference in ethical broadcasting. This year’s event will also celebrate the centennial of Rev. Everett Parker’s birth, as well as his pioneering work as an advocate for the public’s rights in broadcasting. The lecture and breakfast will take place in the new facilities of First Congregational United Church of Christ.
Teens, adults delve into sex education July 16, 2012
Ann Hanson commanded a lot of attention at the UCC's National Youth Event. After all, she was hosting discussions about sex. Her sessions at Purdue University were standing room only, attended by more than 200 people in two days.