A visible call for tougher gun legislation marks Long Island church July 23, 2013
On the front lawn of Sayville United Church of Christ on Long Island, N.Y., 20 backpacks and six teachers bags hang, each bearing the names and representing the 26 innocent lives that were lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn. The public display is a call for tougher gun legislation.
Commentary: Every day is an anniversary July 19, 2013
Aurora and Oak Creek made headlines, but the painful truth is that every single day on the calendar is the anniversary of the terrible toll of gun violence, somewhere in America, whether or not it makes the nightly news.
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.