UCC volunteers unearth history at Franklinton Center at Bricks January 28, 2013
In a corner of a small community, on the outskirts of Whitakers, N.C., sits Old Bricks Cemetery, the graveyard of a former plantation. The cemetery, long forgotten and overgrown, turned into a historical site unearthed by a clean-up and restoration effort led by a team of young volunteers from the United Church of Christ.
Trinity UCC women watch history unfold once more in Washington D.C. January 25, 2013
A chance to see history in the making four year ago took Clementine Coleman and Geraldine Trotter to Washington, D.C. for President Barack Obama’s first inauguration. The ladies from Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago went back to our nation’s capital once again to stand witness during Obama’s ceremonial inauguration on Jan. 21.
UCC staff member receives local media award January 25, 2013
Because of LeShawn Davis' generous spirit, a colleague nominated the UCC executive assistant for the Fox 8 News "Pay It Forward" award, which gives $400 to a deserving person.
UCC urges passage of Violence Against Women Act January 24, 2013
As part of the celebration of the United Church of Christ’s Women’s Week in February, the UCC is asking Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act and ensure protections for all victims of violent crimes.
Roe v. Wade: Wisconsin UCC to look at historic case 40 years later January 21, 2013
Plymouth Church, a UCC congregation in Wisconsin, marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, one of the Supreme Court’s most important rulings, with a commemorative gathering on Tuesday, Jan. 22 to raise the awareness of the remaining work for reproductive rights.
Michigan UCC community remembers volunteer killed on mission trip January 18, 2013
Matt Kutsche is being remembered by members of First Park Congregational Church United Church of Christ in Grand Rapids, Mich., as a caring individual and a mentor, whose promising life ended suddenly last week during a mission trip to Haiti.
D.C. congregation to celebrate legacy of MLK January 18, 2013
Congregations throughout the United Church of Christ will celebrate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, who continues to inspire the quest for true equality 43 years after his assassination in 1968.
Rhode Island Conference to ordain first African American minister January 16, 2013
Cleo Graham wanted to be ordained as close to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday as possible to honor his legacy for civil rights. Turns out Graham is a bit of a trendsetter herself – on Jan. 20 she becomes the first African American ordained in the Rhode Island Conference of the United Church of Christ
Arizona UCC to host annual immigration reform conference January 15, 2013
Immigration reform activists will gather for two days of education and community at the 9th Annual Santa Cruz Valley Border Issues Fair and Concert Jan. 18-19 at the Good Shepherd United Church of Christ in Sahuarita, Ariz.
UCC clergy takes LGBT advocacy to D.C. January 15, 2013
After weeks traveling from state to state and being repeatedly denies for marriage licenses, a group of LGBT activists and a couple from North Carolina will finally hear “Yes” in the nation’s capital this week. The Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara brings the WE DO Campaign to Washington, D.C., where a same-sex couple together for 20 years will wed.
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