New York pastor wears blue nail polish as a visible stand against bullying September 5, 2013
In an effort to raise awareness about bullying and the effects it has on youth and young adults, the pastor of Sayville Congregational United Church of Christ in Sayville, N.Y., will maintain his blue nails through the month of September – and hopes others will be courageous enough to do the same.
New Mexico ministers part of memorable day for marriage equality September 5, 2013
United Church of Christ ministers the Rev. Talitha Arnold and the Rev. Brandon Johnson went to the county building in Santa Fe, N.M., to stand as witnesses for same-sex couples who rushed to obtain marriage licenses -- but ended up officiating at more than two dozen weddings.
UCC members renew call to justice during March on Washington anniversary August 27, 2013
Participants from several United Church of Christ congregations gathered in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 24 for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Their reasons for being part of the historic event were connected by a common theme: a renewed call to justice.
UCC, NCC call for end to violence in Egypt August 26, 2013
With tension and violence escalating in Egypt, the United Church of Christ is voicing a call for an end to religiously-motivated attacks that have left more than 1,000 people dead and 50 churches burned.
Connecticut UCC partners with NAACP to address race relations August 24, 2013
With issues regarding race relations dominating national headlines, the Rev. Julia Burkey wants to help address the problem starting in her own community. By partnering with the local chapter of the NAACP, the pastor of First Church of Christ, Congregational UCC in Middletown, Conn., hopes a series of sacred conversations on race will lead to actions that celebrate our differences while promoting acceptance, tolerance and understanding.
March on Washington events set in UCC D.C. community August 23, 2013
On the eve of the weekend commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March On Washington for Jobs and Freedom, United Church of Christ congregations and pastors in D.C. are looking to engage the community in a sacred conversation on race, and to gather with the spirit and sound of jazz music.
UCC to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington August 20, 2013
The United Church of Christ, with a longstanding commitment to civil rights and racial justice, is getting involved in the Anniversary March next week in our nation’s capital, marking the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
UCC congregations participate in California LGBT wedding expo August 20, 2013
In an unconventional way of showing support for marriage equality and the LGBT community, Pioneer Congregational UCC and Sierra-Arden UCC showcased their same-sex wedding ceremony services last week at the first Sacramento LGBT Wedding Expo.