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.
CHHSM Annual Meeting to highlight UCC core beliefs January 3, 2012
Exploring the theme “The Church We Live In: UCC Beliefs and Diakonal Ministry,” servant-leaders of the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) will gather at the Crowne Plaza St. Louis - Clayton on March 1-4 for the organization’s 74th Annual Meeting.
United Church Homes appoints John Stoner to Senior VP January 3, 2012
United Church Homes, Inc., a UCC-related, non-profit provider of homes and health care for seniors of all faiths, has promoted John Stoner to senior vice president and chief financial officer.
The promotion was effective Dec. 12.
Christmas Eve worship welcomes D.C. congregation into new home December 19, 2011
Celebrating what is nothing short of a Christmas miracle, members and friends of First Congregational UCC in Washington, D.C., will join together Christmas Eve for their first service in a newly constructed sanctuary located at the busy intersection of 10th and G Streets.