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.
Louise Wallace remembered as visionary for UCC women August 9, 2013
A pioneer who worked tirelessly to lift up the status of women in the United Church of Christ, Louise Wallace, is being remembered for her leadership. Wallace died surrounded by loved ones the afternoon of Tuesday, Aug. 6, in Kansas City. She was 101 years old.
UCC, OC Inc. await FCC vote on lower prison phone rates August 8, 2013
United Church of Christ leaders, and the denomination's media justice ministry, the Office of Communication, Inc., have long been active in calling for an end to predatory prison phone rates. After a decade of tireless work, those calls might finally be answered.
UCC leaders, Native American churches come together for future work August 7, 2013
Leaders from the UCC's national offices took a trip to South Dakota last weekend to advance the relationship with Native American churches and associations in the denomination.They experienced the growing ministry of Native American spirituality in the UCC.
UCC officers call on U.S. to assist Syrian refugees August 2, 2013
Two officers of the United Church of Christ have joined 23 ecumenical colleagues, in calling on the United States government to keep its attention on the Syrian Civil War and act accordingly to bring stability and peace to the region.