Say a prayer on Memorial Day for U.S. military personnel May 24, 2013
As the nation celebrates the Memorial Day holiday, pastors of the United Church of Christ and their congregations may take some time Sunday to commemorate the work and sacrifice of the men and women in the United States military.
New Orleans congregation TV ad rejected for inclusivity May 23, 2013
Sharon Temple, a New Orleans native and interim pastor at Central St. Matthew, was recently told by a local media organization that it could not produce an advertisement for the church because of the congregation’s stances and its acceptance of LGBT members.
Going green plants thousands of trees around the globe 4/1 Earth May 23, 2013
The world is a little greener than it was more than 55 days ago, thanks to scores of United Church of Christ congregations and Mission 4/1 Earth. The evidence can be found growing in backyards, church gardens, neighborhood parks, national forests, and global communities – thousands of new trees planted as part of the one-church environmental initiative.
UCC lifts up prayers for Oklahomans in aftermath of deadly tornados May 21, 2013
With the eyes of the nation looking toward Oklahoma in the wake of a deadly and devastating tornado Monday night, the United Church of Christ is offering prayers and support, beginning to coordinate relief efforts in the affected areas of Oklahoma City and Moore, Okla.
Environmental care and advocacy hit home during Mission 4/1 Earth May 20, 2013
United Church of Christ congregations across the country came together as one church during the last 50 days, in major effort 4/1 Earth, caring for God’s creation in creative ways, making a massive commitment of time and resources to protect the planet.
Illinois pastor preaches from a tree for Mission 4/1 Earth May 15, 2013
As the culmination of his congregation's Mission 4/1 Earth efforts, the Rev. Frank Rodgers of St. Paul Community Church UCC in Homewood, Ill., will preach from the limbs of a buckeye tree, more than 30 feet above the ground.
Jaramillo, Darkwood Brew to close out Mission 4/1 Earth May 15, 2013
The finish line for the United Church of Christ’s all-church environmental campaign is approaching, but the conclusion of Mission 4/1 Earth on Pentecost Sunday, May 19, doesn’t signal the end of the denomination’s earth care and advocacy focus.