UCC assists lost congregations rediscover a new beginning February 24, 2014
As some congregations struggle with financing their ministry, they can lose sight of their mission as the focus becomes centered on survival. The path to regaining that focus can be hard to find, but it is not something congregations will have to navigate on their own any longer.
Turning the church faith formation model on its ear February 3, 2014
The Rev. Ivy Beckwith, team leader of the UCC Faith Formation Ministry, thinks everybody has it within them to radically change the church approach to faith formation. She shares her ideas in this conversation.
Improvements on line for UCC Yearbook January 14, 2014
Each year, reports from every one of the United Church of Christ’s 5,000 congregations and 38 conferences are funneled together to create the newest edition of the UCC Yearbook. But this year, conferences and congregations have online tools at their fingertips to make the process quicker and easier.
UCC new church starts forge strong bond despite distance, geography December 18, 2013
What bonds a United Church of Christ congregation that started in the kitchen of a rural Iowa farm house to a Massachusetts Congregational church that meets in the conference room of a seasonal community marketplace? The pastors will tell you it’s love of God, and a newsletter article.
UCC fall grants double investment in new, renewing churches November 19, 2013
The United Church of Christ is doubling its investment in the future this fall in new and renewing churches. UCC Local Church Ministries is funding 27 new, renewing and multiplying congregations with grants totaling $458,000 – which is twice the number of congregations and money invested by LCM in previous biannual funding cycles – to plant progressive faith communities in different corners of the country and support young churches early in their ministry.
Defining who Extravagance UCC will be focus of Cleveland, online events November 4, 2013
A diverse group of people from across the life of the United Church of Christ is gathering at the denomination’s national headquarters this week, bringing expertise and ideas, dreams and prayers to help lay the foundation for Extravagance UCC, a new online spiritual community