UCC churches support their communities in aftermath of Colorado floods September 20, 2013
The rain may have stopped, but several communities in Colorado now face the task of recovering from the last week's devastating floods triggered by a week of historically heavy rains that ravaged a 130-mile stretch of the eastern slopes of the Colorado Rockies.
UCC advocates excited at chance to ‘build peace’ at EAD 2014 September 13, 2013
Leaders and members from the United Church of Christ are eager to join their brothers and sisters in faith at Ecumenical Advocacy Days next March in a united effort to confront violence that has been at the forefront of the nation’s attention in 2013.
Commentary: A Third Way -- Seeking a Just Peace in Syria September 13, 2013
Over the past week, the United Church of Christ alone has generated over 3,000 letters to the President and members of Congress calling for alternatives to military strikes and the need for increased political and humanitarian responses.
UCC director arrested standing with undocumented women in D.C. September 12, 2013
Sandy Sorensen of the United Church of Christ joined about 100 women – 20 of whom are undocumented immigrants – outside the U.S. Capitol on Thursday morning, Sept. 12, blockading the intersection outside the House of Representatives as a public protest to the House’s inaction on comprehensive and inclusive immigration reform that treats women and children fairly.
Jazz brings the spirit to California congregation worship September 10, 2013
A key to Community Church of Sebastopol’s worship services each week is the variety of music the California-based United Church of Christ congregation celebrates with. Minister of music the Rev. Brian Plaugher believes jazz’s improvisational style has the power and creativity to make a worship service more open, untamed and free.
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.