Texas UCC welcomes neighbors of church damaged by plant explosion May 2, 2013
The ecumenical work of one small United Church of Christ congregation in Texas has been very evident for almost three weeks. First United Church UCC of West, Texas, the tiny town rocked by a deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant, opened its doors to welcome members of a neighboring church.
Climate Revival charges ecumenical leaders to influence earth care May 2, 2013
More than 600 people from multiple faiths returned to their communities this week, charged and ready to bring about change for the environment. The group came together in Boston from all over New England for "Climate Revival,” joined by a common cause -- the church, and people of faith must lead the mission to save the earth.
Child care offered at General Synod 2013 May 2, 2013
Children of all ages are welcome at the United Church of Christ General Synod in Long Beach, Calif., June 28 - July 2, with on-site child care offered at a low cost during all scheduled business sessions and worship services.
General Synod service projects express God’s Vision through justice work May 2, 2013
In selecting service projects and immersion experiences during the United Church of Christ’s General Synod 2013 in Long Beach, Calif., participants can live out a culture of justice work and civic engagement that changes lives. Among the activities that have been planned are a blood drive, a trip to the United States-Mexico border, and visits to a local food bank, federal prison and beach.
Dozens of workshops offered to General Synod 2013 delegates April 29, 2013
Delegates to the United Church of Christ’s General Synod 2013 will be able to choose from more than 40 workshops with topics ranging from how to use multimedia effectively in worship to environmental ministries in the local church.
Commentary: Limiting Progress on Immigration April 26, 2013
The Rev. Noel Anderson, one of the founders of the UCC’s Collaborative on Immigration, offers his views on the newly introduced immigration reform bill and asks for continued UCC support.
Old South celebration helps Boston heal April 26, 2013
People walking down Boylston Street in Boston Thursday evening got a glimpse of life returning to the familiar as a congregation of the United Church of Christ hosted jazz worship service outdoors. Many joined in the first service held at Old South Church, located just beyond the finish line of the Boston Marathon, since it closed after the bombing on April 15.
UCC general minister joining 'Climate Revival' in Boston April 26, 2013
United Church of Christ General Minister and President the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black and the Rev. Jim Antal, general minister and president of the Massachusetts Conference of the UCC, join other leading clergy for a gathering on “Climate Revival” in Boston to address the moral imperative to take action on climate change.
UCC leaders, pastors celebrate Rhode Island’s marriage equality law April 25, 2013
Change has arrived in Rhode Island, and the Rev. Gene Dyszylewski is thrilled that faith leaders from the UCC came through when it counted. Rhode Island became the latest state to pass a law that allows marriage equality to all citizens, extending to LGBT couples the right to have their marriages legally recognized.
UCC officers ‘saddened’ by death of Bob Edgar April 25, 2013
Officers of the United Church of Christ expressed sadness, but also promised to remember the work of the Rev. Bob Edgar, president of Common Cause and former General Secretary of the National Council of Churches, who died suddenly Tuesday. He was 69.