Michigan church families come together for youth camp April 24, 2012
A cheer went up Saturday morning when the sun finally came out from behind the clouds, shedding its warmth on the 70 volunteers gathered for a work weekend at recently reopened Camp Talahi in Brighton, Mich.
UCC comes together as one church to aid Kentucky-Indiana tornado victims March 27, 2012
When disasters tear things apart, people rally in large numbers around those affected. For victims of the March 2 tornados that killed 38 people in Indiana and Kentucky, assistance is coming from all directions. Within the UCC and across denominational and geographical parameters, relief efforts are steady and substantial.
UCC members share time, talents, church via prisoner visitation and support ministry March 20, 2012
The Rev. M.S. "Des" Desmond has been going to prison for 22 years. The retired UCC pastor is a longtime volunteer in the Prisoner Visitation and Support (PVS) program. He and Betty Woodman –– a 33-year PVS volunteer -- have a shared passion for a visitation ministry that has benefited hundreds of inmates in federal and military prisons throughout the country.
Academy of Parish Clergy writing contest deadline Feb. 15 January 20, 2012
Pastors serving their first parish or those recently completing a first-call pastorate are invited to participate in the Academy of Parish Clergy’s quarterly journal, Sharing the Practice, by submitting an article on the challenges of a first-call pastorate as it relates to emergent and post-institutional church issues.