Commentary: Race Matters: The U.S. Narrative Continues October 23, 2014
More than two months have passed since the shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and no indictment has been issued against Officer Darren Wilson despite recent testimony before a grand jury.
WCRC secretary Chris Ferguson grateful for UCC witness October 22, 2014
Chris Ferguson made it a point to stop at the national offices of the United Church of Christ this week. Ferguson, the newly-elected general secretary of the World Council of Reformed Churches, wanted to extend his gratitude and support for the church’s bold, public voice—particularly for racial justice and inclusion.
Pension Boards, United Church of Christ Board share fruits of investment labor October 21, 2014
During his report to the United Church of Christ Board, Michael Downs invited members to sample some of the fruits of their labor. The fruits, in this case, were dates that were grown in Jericho, planted with an investment from the Pension Boards of the United Church of Christ, Inc., to spur economic growth in Palestine.
Readinger named next CHHSM president and CEO October 21, 2014
The UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) has named its next president and CEO, with Michael J. Readinger, current CHHSM vice president, assuming the leadership role on Nov. 10
Wheeler praises Everett Parker and OC, Inc. October 21, 2014
In a strong statement lauding the Rev. Everett Parker and the UCC Office of Communication, Inc., Tom Wheeler, Federal Communications Commission Chairman, talked about how Parker joined faith with action to ensure a diversity of voices in media.
United Church of Christ Board honors retiring CHHSM CEO October 20, 2014
The Rev. Bryan Sickbert is ending one ministry when he retires at the end of the year, concluding more than two decades of service as president and CEO of the Council for Health and Human Services Ministry of the United Church of Christ. But in retirement, he’ll continue a personal ministry, planning to spend less time ‘doing’ and more time ‘being.’
Board nominates Moos to second term leading Wider Church Ministries October 18, 2014
In his first term as an executive in the United Church of Christ, the Rev. James A. Moos has felt energized through his daily work with committed and capable people. It is in that spirit that Moos, executive minister of the UCC Wider Church Ministries and co-executive of Global Ministries, is eager for a second term.
Churches urged to get the facts on Ebola October 17, 2014
As the Ebola outbreak touches more people in our country, UCC leaders and health advocates are urging people of faith to arm themselves with the facts regarding this epidemic and respond as individuals and church communities are they are able.
Celebrating a balanced budget for national setting in 2015 October 17, 2014
For the first time in recent history, the national setting of the United Church of Christ will operate on a balanced budget in 2015, a big step toward fulfilling a promise for fiscal stability made last year by both the national officers of the church and the United Church of Christ Board.