Celebration to mark conclusion of disaster recovery in Joplin August 21, 2014
South Joplin Christian Church will celebrate the closing of the Mission Station, which played an integral role in housing UCC and Disciples volunteers, with Disciples and UCC regional and conference ministers, volunteers and friends.
Support and solidarity with Ferguson August 21, 2014
Walking from tent to tent in the Ferguson, Mo., neighborhood where 18-year old Michael Brown lived and died, the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black witnessed firsthand the strong presence of local pastors reaching out to heal a community that is hurting, but thirsting for justice.
Geoffrey Black invited to preach, pray in Ferguson August 19, 2014
As the nation keeps a watchful eye on the events in Ferguson, Mo., the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black will join local United Church of Christ ministers on the ground to give pastoral support to the community.
UCC executive accepts the 'Ice Bucket Challenge' August 19, 2014
The Rev. J. Bennett Guess accepted the "Ice Bucket Challenge", a campaign to raise money and awareness for ALS, dumped a bucket of freezing cold water on his head and passed the challenge on to three other ministers in the denomination.
Geoffrey Black plans to retire in 2015 August 18, 2014
With a deep sense of gratitude, serving the United Church of Christ during a time that he’s called both a challenge and a privilege, the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black, the denomination’s general minister and president, has announced he plans to retire early.
Going for gold, UCC staffer medals at Gay Games August 15, 2014
As Gay Games 9 winds down to a conclusion this weekend, a national staff member of the United Church of Christ competing in the pool is taking home some hardware for his trophy case.
Commentary: Antidote for Apathy August 14, 2014
The historically low public approval ratings for Congress reflect the country's frustration, and the fear is that apathy and cynicism will garner the most votes in November.
Church leadership applauds Mideast ceasefire, urges continued peace negotiations August 14, 2014
With lasting peace in the region as a goal, the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black joined an interfaith group of religious leaders from Christian, Jewish and Muslim traditions, calling on the United States government and the international community to continue brokering a peace agreement between the warring sides.
UCC, faith leaders call for open dialogue to end violence in St. Louis suburb August 12, 2014
An unarmed 18-year old teenager in a St. Louis suburb was shot and killed, the police department is under fire for its aggressiveness and tactics, and the town of Ferguson, Mo., is engulfed in riots as citizens take to the streets to violently protest this turn of events for a third straight day.
World faith community focusing attention and prayers on Northern Iraq August 8, 2014
Hearing a cry for help from Christians and other vulnerable religious and ethnic communities in Northern Iraq, leaders from United Church of Christ are focusing attention on the intimidation and tyranny against minority groups in the region, calling for prayers and advocacy from congregants nationwide.