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.
Philadelphia pastor leads fight for school system funding August 19, 2013
The Rev. Dwayne Royster, senior pastor of Philadelphia's Living Water United Church of Christ, is leading the charge to secure appropriate funding and ensure that all students receive the supervision, guidance and resources they need for a safe and effective school year.
Extravagance UCC gathering ideas, people for online spiritual community August 16, 2013
There’s been a buzz in the air since Extravagance UCC was announced during the United Church of Christ’s General Synod 2013 in Long Beach, Calif. So what is happening in forming that online congregation? Quite a bit, according to the Rev. Jo Hudson, the gathering pastor of Extravagance UCC, and The Rev. J. Bennett Guess, executive minister of Local Church Ministries.
‘Peace Onto Wings’ takes flight in UCC’s D.C. office August 14, 2013
An exhibit ,‘Peace Onto Wings,’ in the United Methodist Building -- home to a UCC office on Capitaol Hill -- is much more than artwork: It is a public witness and an image for world peace, and a call to end worldwide nuclear armament.