S.D. Conference Minister Elect the Rev. Marc Wessels dies at 59 July 29, 2013
The Rev. Marc Wessels, 59, associate conference minister of the UCC Missouri MidSouth Conference, died suddenly in St. Louis on Friday, July 26, just weeks before his installation as conference minister of the South Dakota Conference of the United Church of Christ.
A visible call for tougher gun legislation marks Long Island church July 23, 2013
On the front lawn of Sayville United Church of Christ on Long Island, N.Y., 20 backpacks and six teachers bags hang, each bearing the names and representing the 26 innocent lives that were lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn. The public display is a call for tougher gun legislation.
Commentary: Every day is an anniversary July 19, 2013
Aurora and Oak Creek made headlines, but the painful truth is that every single day on the calendar is the anniversary of the terrible toll of gun violence, somewhere in America, whether or not it makes the nightly news.
UCC groups call for prayer, change after Zimmerman verdict July 16, 2013
Several United Church of Christ groups, in the aftermath of a contentious case in a Florida murder trial, are responding to the “not guilty” verdict for George Zimmerman in number of ways, calling for legal reform, for confrontation of racism, for prayer, and for change instead of chaos.