Authorized Ministerial Updates June 2014 July 21, 2014
Ministerial changes reported in the Data Hub—the UCC's information system for ministers and churches—for ministerial transition in 2014 (as updated in the system in June 2014).
UCC urges moment of prayer for young refugees and their advocates on Sunday, July 20 July 18, 2014
As part of an Interfaith Weekend of Compassion and Prayer for Unaccompanied Children, the United Church of Christ is urging members and congregations to take a moment during church services this Sunday, July 20, to pray for and stand in silent witness with thousands of young refugees fleeing violence and conflict in Central America and the groups throughout the country working to help them.
Commentary: Gaza Writes Back July 17, 2014
Such actions of compassion by grieving Israeli and Palestinian parents and expressions of hope and courage by Gazan youth remind us that peace is possible when cycles of retribution end, common humanity acknowledged, and anger is turned toward non-violent expressions.
UCC, OC Inc. urges a final push for net neutrality July 17, 2014
The Federal Communications Commission is inundated with comments over its proposed rules on how information and data should flow across the internet. Cheryl Leanza, a policy advisor for the Office of Communications, Inc., is thrilled with the response.
Small Arizona congregation reaches out to women and children seeking refuge July 17, 2014
When 16 women and children seeking refuge in the United States were dropped off by U.S. Border Patrol in the parking lot of a local Walmart, the pastor of Yuma United Church of Christ and six members of her small congregation were among a group of volunteers who provided them much-needed assistance well into the night.
One Read participants plan to change lives through literacy work July 15, 2014
It’s fair to say that reaching out to assist others in the community is part of Naples United Church of Christ’s DNA. When the United Church of Christ announced a national literacy initiative, Naples UCC was one of the first churches to jump on board, recognizing literacy as a way to continue lifting up its neighbors, by helping in any way congregants can.
UCC conferences, advocates push for Mid-East peace through divestment July 9, 2014
In the United Church of Christ's work for peace in Palestine-Israel, several conferences have laid the groundwork by calling for divestment through a series of resolutions. And there is momentum brewing to carry the issue forward at the next General Synod in 2015.