Youth, Young Adult ministry focus shifts to global advocacy September 26, 2013
It has become a fun, educational and symbolic tradition for the Council for Youth and Young Adult Ministries to begin its biennium in Cleveland, Ohio, at the United Church of Christ national headquarters. When CYYAM leaders gather from Sept. 27-29, they do so ready to chart a future for advocacy during the next two years that will take their justice work to the corners of the world.
Extravagance UCC gathering ideas, people for online spiritual community August 16, 2013
There’s been a buzz in the air since Extravagance UCC was announced during the United Church of Christ’s General Synod 2013 in Long Beach, Calif. So what is happening in forming that online congregation? Quite a bit, according to the Rev. Jo Hudson, the gathering pastor of Extravagance UCC, and The Rev. J. Bennett Guess, executive minister of Local Church Ministries.
Retirement Housing Foundation pledges to double donations for Sandy recovery November 14, 2012
Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF), a member of the UCC's Council for Health and Human Services Ministries (CHHSM) is pledging to match all donations it receives for Hurricane Sandy before Dec. 1 – up to $50,000. The goal of RHF: to send as much as 100 thousand dollars to One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) for Hurricane Sandy relief.
"God is Still Speaking" weathers the storm November 1, 2012
he 50 miles that separate the Rev. Ruth Shilling Hainsworth's home in East Providence, R.I., from her church in Pawcatuck, Conn., seemed like a million this week. With travel restrictions blocking her daily commute, she was afraid of what she would find in the aftermath of Sandy when she was finally able to check on United Congregational Church UCC.
But what she found is that "God is Still Speaking" – literally.
New Hampshire church promotes domestic violence awareness year round October 2, 2012
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but the topic is something that Community Church of Durham (N.H.), UCC thinks about year round. The congregation has supported A Safe Place, a Portsmouth-based organization that works to prevent and eliminate domestic violence, for more than 2 decades.