UCC legal team turns to music to talk clergy ethics December 5, 2014
All the world is a stage. United Church of Christ legal counselors Don Clark and Heather Kimmel have taken that idea by Shakespeare to heart, writing and producing a musical to creatively engage their audience and communicate an important message.
Moral Injury Conference continues work of Synod resolution to welcome veterans December 3, 2014
As part of a promise to make people aware of veterans in their local communities, the United Church of Christ, working with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is partnering with the United States Veterans Administration. Together, they will educate the San Diego community on ways churches can welcome veterans when they complete their military duty.
How a Colorado church recaptures creativity by embracing the arts October 4, 2014
Let Them All Come, a UCC Stillspeaking Worship Institute event, to be held Nov. 8 and 9 in Denver, will explore and reflect on intergenerational worship and building use at Washington Park UCC. Saturday evening includes a concert and discussion of how Washington Park UCC has opened its building to neighborhood artists and musicians.
Unexpected evangelism turns casual conversation to sacred ceremony August 5, 2014
On occasion, the Rev. Holly MillerShank works late at the United Church of Christ national office. Never did she imagine that the extra hours she puts in would lead to one of the best evangelism stories of her ministry, where a young man and his bride-to-be discovered the welcome and hospitality of the UCC, and MillerShank discovered an unexpected place to live out her faith.
Reinterpreting worship and community through the Stillspeaking Worship Institute July 22, 2014
Two experiential and reflective worship education events in Minnesota and Colorado, will be the inaugural events for the UCC's Stillspeaking Worship Institute, aiming to bring together pastors, worship leaders and lay leaders to network and create around outreach to special needs families and outreach to the arts and music.
UCC grants help grow new ways of being ‘church’ April 10, 2014
This February, Local Church Ministries received and reviewed 21 applications for New, Renewing and Multiplying Church Funding, and 16 ministries were chosen to receive $20,000 each during an 18-month period, for a total of $320,000.
First Testimony! disbursement headed to N.C. church March 31, 2014
Naples United Church of Christ and Land of the Sky United Church of Christ aren’t close in geography, or in membership. Naples UCC, in Naples, Fla., has about 1,200 members, while Land of the Sky UCC, in Asheville, N.C., has almost 150. But both congregations share the same heart, a passion for justice and community outreach, and the pursuit of excellence in everything they do. The two are linked further by Naples UCC’s contribution of $5,000 to Land of the Sky through the UCC’s Testimony! campaign.