Survey: 'Unchurched' Americans say church is 'full of hypocrites' January 9, 2008
Almost three-quarters of Americans who haven't darkened the door of a church in the last six months think it is "full of hypocrites," and even more of them consider Christianity to be more about organized religion than about loving God and people, according to a new survey.
Ten minutes with UCC's Carlton Pearson September 5, 2007
Seven years ago, Bishop Carlton D. Pearson was a fourth-generation evangelical preacher and one of Oral Roberts' anointed; he had graduated from Oral Roberts University and served on its board of regents. He prayed with U.S. presidents, preached to 5,000 people in his home church in Tulsa, Okla., and to thousands more on television.
Sign defaced at open-and-affirming UCC church near San Jose August 22, 2007
After an anti-gay slur was painted on the sign outside Campbell UCC near San Jose, Calif., on Aug. 18, a member of the Campbell City Council is asking city residents to show support for the congregation by offering donations for the purchase of a new church sign.
Malayang honored for nearly five decades of service to church June 25, 2007
The General Synod honored the Rev. José “Joe” A. Malayang, retiring executive minister for Local Church Ministries. Malayang has served in the post since it was created by General Synod in 1999. “We thank God for Joe’s service and his life and ministry,” said Richard L. Fluechtling, chair of LCM's board of directors.