UCC Announces Plans to Continue Stillspeaking Magazine November 9, 2012
Recently, the United Church of Christ, conducted a comprehensive evaluation of its award-winning bi-annual publication, Stillspeaking Magazine. The evaluation included a survey of current subscribers (approximately 3,500), review of the magazine’s finances, and overall assessment of its objectives and goal achievement.
UCC youth sleep in the cold to raise awareness of being homeless November 7, 2012
The temperature dipped into the 30s Saturday night in Elmhurst, Ill., but eight members of the St. Peter's United Church of Christ youth group braved the cold and slept outside in tents, boxes and vehicles to support the area's homeless people.
Marriage equality wins big on Election Day November 7, 2012
Voters in four states affirmed marriage equality, and the wins are being celebrated across the United Church of Christ and in the states where voters made their voices heard.
Hurricane Sandy changes mission, purpose for N.J. congregation November 6, 2012
The Rev. David A. Fleming has every right to feel relieved that Community UCC in Margate, N.J., is still standing almost unscathed in the wake of Hurricane Sandy’s destructive path along the Eastern seaboard. But he says his relief is muted, because some of his congregants are not as fortunate.
Solar panels reduce energy costs and carbon footprint for California UCC November 6, 2012
When the suggestion of a solar panel installation project first came up at First Congregational Church United Church of Christ, the Rev. David Stabenfeldt was asked a lot of questions. But a year later, members of the Bakersfield, Calif. congregation say it was one of the best things the church has ever done.
Ohio churches join forces to fight hunger November 2, 2012
Several United Church of Christ congregations in Stark County, Ohio are showing their communities some love by joining forces to fight hunger as part of the Faith,In project.
General Synod 2013 promotes partnerships through fabric arts November 1, 2012
Brenda Grauer talks about her work with Stitching Hope with a glow and a warmth that can only come from finding one's true calling. And it seems the member of Federated Church United Church of Christ in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, has done exactly that.
"God is Still Speaking" weathers the storm November 1, 2012
he 50 miles that separate the Rev. Ruth Shilling Hainsworth's home in East Providence, R.I., from her church in Pawcatuck, Conn., seemed like a million this week. With travel restrictions blocking her daily commute, she was afraid of what she would find in the aftermath of Sandy when she was finally able to check on United Congregational Church UCC.
But what she found is that "God is Still Speaking" – literally.
Struggling back from Superstorm Sandy October 31, 2012
It's been almost 48 hours since a superstorm named Sandy swept up the Atlantic coast of the United States, leaving a path of destruction and death across 17 states from the Carolinas to Maine. Millions remain without power, with the reach of the storm still being measured today, as people in Sandy's path get out to determine the damage left behind.
Word comes in slowly in Connecticut after Sandy strikes October 30, 2012
Here in Connecticut, our prayers are with the millions who've endured the storm, the people who are grieving those who lost their lives, the residents whose residence can shelter them no longer, the commuters whose route to work lies drowned beneath the waters. Particularly for our hard-hit neighbors in New York and New Jersey, and for the many many more, we ask the aid of our loving God.
Church gives money to members with hope of making a difference October 29, 2012
The Rev. Gary Rarick promoted "Big Surprise Sunday" at Plainville (N.Y.) Christian Church United Church of Christ for about four weeks. The surprise -- the church was giving each member $20 with which they were to go out and try to make a difference.
Missionaries share sense of purpose at Missionworks! October 29, 2012
Though she only spent three months overseas on her first trip to Palestine, the Rev. Loren McGrail is optimistic and looking forward to returning to one of the world’s political hot spots. By sharing her stories, McGrail experiences a renewed hope and belief that her work in the region makes a difference.
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