UCC Board joins church officers to define mission of national setting March 18, 2014
National leaders of the United Church of Christ have diligently worked to reduce a deficit of more than $2.3 million in 2014, and now they’ll have some guidance along the way. The United Church of Christ Board, which recently concluded three days of meetings in Cleveland, is stepping in to work alongside the UCC officers to prioritize the mission of the national setting of the denomination into the future.
Commentary: An 'AH-HA' Moment March 13, 2014
I had an epiphany during the season of Epiphany, that post-Christmas celebration in the Christian calendar which acknowledges the arrival of the Magi at the place where Jesus was born.
Arizona UCC hosts multicultural celebration of music, art on the border March 13, 2014
The first annual Common Ground on the Border, taking place March 13-15, will utilize visual art, lectures, film, song, and the written word to highlight the intersection of the faith world and the folk world and stimulate conversations that will lead attendees to a common ground.
Immigration reform bus tour makes a stop at Colorado church March 11, 2014
The Fast for Families Across America bus tour will stop in Aurora on March 12 for a press conference at Mountain View United Church UCC followed by a community meeting at the immigrant-rights organization Rights for All People later that evening.
CHHSM exec Sickbert to retire at year’s end March 7, 2014
After more than 20 years of leading the United Church of Christ’s Council for Health and Human Services Ministries, the Rev. Bryan Sickbert has announced his retirement as president and CEO of the ministry at the end of 2014.
New Jersey church fights hunger during Lent March 6, 2014
Each year, the children, parents, grandparents and even great-grandparents of First Congregational Church in Westfield, N.J. spend the six weeks of Lent focusing on fighting hunger and ending poverty by partnering with Heifer International.
Commentary: Thank you, Mr. President March 6, 2014
Recently, President Barack Obama announced a new White House initiative to benefit young men and boys of color named "My Brother's Keeper," which may radically change their lives - and this nation - for the better.
OC Inc., Newseum partner to host historic 2014 Parker Lecture March 6, 2014
In commemoration of the 50-year anniversary of the Rev. Everett Parker’s petition to the FCC, event organizers from the United Church of Christ’s Office of Communication, Inc., will partner with the Newseum for this year’s Everett C. Parker Ethics in Telecommunications Lecture.
March Forth event jumpstarts justice awareness March 5, 2014
The United Church of Christ, in partnership with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ and the Unitarian Universalist Assocation, challenged everyone on March 4 to March Forth for justice.
March Forth, the first annual, day-long campaign – is the first step in permanently raising awareness of a wide range of justice issues every March 4. In communities across the country, on the steps of a Colorado courthouse, and in local congregations, people made public witnesses for justice.
Extravagance UCC ready to become a church during Lenten season March 3, 2014
The Lenten season is a time in the Christian calendar for people to connect, study, discuss, and worship. For 40 days, it will be a time for those things and more as the United Church of Christ’s geographically dispersed community of faith, Extravagance UCC, begins gathering this week in a new way of defining church in the 21st century.
Women’s Week celebration takes N.Y. church online, outside walls March 1, 2014
United Church of Christ leaders planning Women’s Week are inviting women across the church to use social media to reach beyond the walls of their congregation, out to the wider world. That’s how Pilgrim-St. Luke UCC in Buffalo, N.Y., will celebrate women as part of its mission of becoming a church without walls, ministering to people wherever they are.