Indiana brothers live to reclaim land, plant trees June 11, 2013
A family of four brothers, who make their living reforesting areas cleared out by mining companies, planted more than half a million new trees in their corner of the world during Mission 4/1 Earth.
Collegium candidates head to Synod with full faith from boards June 11, 2013
The leadership of the UCC is seen as steady, cooperative and professional. That’s why the chairpersons of the respective covenanted ministry boards have re-nominated the three officers up for re-election in the United Church of Christ with the full confidence of their boards in three unanimous choices for guiding the denomination.
Synod carbon footprint calculator continues UCC creation care initiative June 10, 2013
To continue the one-church creation care initiative launched by Mission 4/1 Earth, the United Church of Christ is encouraging General Synod attendees to recognize the environmental impact of their travel to southern California in late June and to take responsibility for it.
Geoffrey Black to march with Iowa Pride parade June 7, 2013
The Rev. Geoffrey Black, UCC General Minister and President, feels that LGBT rights are important to lift up and affirm at every opportunity. Black will be marching with fellow UCCers in a Des Moines Pride parade on Sunday, June 9.
Seminary students could get financial boost from Synod resolution June 5, 2013
Delegates to the UCC's General Synod 2013 will consider creating a special all-church offering to help seminarians pay for their education -- something that could develop great leadership to ensure the future and the vitality of the denomination.
General Synod 2013 to address bullying June 3, 2013
The Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ is bringing a resolution to General Synod 2013 to address bullying and seek solutions to put an end to the epidemic.
First issue of reimagined 'StillSpeaking' now available June 3, 2013
The Spring 2013 issue of this award winning publication, on its way to subscribers this week, debuts a "refreshed and reimagined" magazine, retooled based on the recommendations of readers following an extensive evaluation.
Commentary: Keep pushing for Planet Earth June 1, 2013
Our Mission 4/1 Earth Campaign was one UNITED Church on a resurrection witness of 50 days of greening up, powering down, and shouting out for planet earth. It was a push to bring us together on one shared mission.
UCC exceeds Mission 4/1 Earth tree planting goal May 30, 2013
As one church, the UCC has collectively planted 116,407 trees as of today, May 30, exceeding an ambitious goal of 100,000 trees planted during the 50 days from Easter Monday to Pentecost.
Oklahoma congregations ready to assist clean-up, recovery after tornados May 28, 2013
The five churches of the United Church of Christ in the Oklahoma City, Okla., area were spared the destructive force of the tornado that ripped its way through the middle of the state Monday, May 20. Those congregations now hope to assist others to move forward in the aftermath of the storms that resulted in 26 deaths and hundreds of injuries.