Hawaii UCC supports foster children through outreach program September 19, 2012
Project Visitation relies on community volunteers, like the First United Protestant Church UCC in Hilo, Hawaii, to help organize visits for siblings separated by the foster care system and provide safe locations for the visits.
Missouri UCC changes name to reflect beliefs September 17, 2012
What's in a name? For the newly-branded Peace United Church of Christ in Webster Groves, Mo., a name is everything. Formerly the Evangelical UCC of Webster Groves, the church changed its name in a ceremony Sept. 9 to better reflect its open and affirming environment and its progressive style of worship.
Commentary: La Mesa UCC’s Welcome Home Ministries fills a void September 17, 2012
On Sept. 9, the United Church of Christ of La Mesa (Calif.) welcomed home one of its own – Thomas Skinner and his service dog, Scrubs. Tom had recently returned from a cross-country bicycle ride to raise awareness about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
UCC officers stand with fired GM workers in Colombia September 17, 2012
The national leaders of the United Church of Christ are showing solidarity with and support for a group of injured automobile workers staging a hunger strike in Colombia to protest unfair labor practices.
Massachusetts UCC environmental ministry team takes climate change seriously September 14, 2012
Deborah Baldwin and her Environmental Ministry Team have been busy. The members of the seven-person committee from the Congressional Church of Needham (Mass.) United Church of Christ have combined their passion for protecting the planet and have really started making some visible changes.
UCC joins other faith leaders to oppose Ryan budget September 14, 2012
In response to Rep. Paul Ryan’s comments Friday morning on his budget proposal, Sandy Sorensen, director of the United Church of Christ’s offices in Washington, D.C., and other faith leaders took an opposing view, saying the plan is neither “faithful or fair.”
North Carolina UCC receives heart defibrillator through health and wellness program September 14, 2012
Parkway United Church of Christ is now ready to take action if someone in the building shows signs of a heart attack. Through the North Carolina Council of Churches' Strive to Revive program, the Winston-Salem congregation qualified for free automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and CPR training, and the Rev. Craig Schaub made sure his church took advantage of the opportunity.
Unified governance task force moves forward September 14, 2012
As a specially-appointed task force hammers out details for the United Church of Christ’s transition to a unified board of governance, UCC leaders involved in the process have experienced a sense of hope and excitement in their collaboration.
Passion for justice, extravagant welcome help advance UCC, Fellowship partnership September 13, 2012
With a shared vision for standing up for underrepresented people, and a mutual passion for extravagant welcome, leaders of the United Church of Christ and the Fellowship of Affirming Ministries came together on Wednesday to begin the next chapter in a partnership of justice work, and to form a foundation for a long-standing relationship.
UCC member fulfills new mission with clothing line September 11, 2012
The success of Jan Erickson’s clothing company began with a simple mission – to assist one of her fellow church members recovering from a stroke. Today her Colorado company and clothing line, Janska, is on the rise.
Mission:1 money still coming into UCC September 10, 2012
Money pledged to fight hunger during the United Church of Christ’s Mission:1 campaign, an all-church initiative last November, is still coming in to the national offices, with more than a quarter of a million dollars already distributed or earmarked for famine relief or food-related injustice.
Wisconsin UCC fulfills community need for comprehensive sexual education September 10, 2012
Members of First Congregational UCC in Eau Claire, Wis., first proposed the idea of offering comprehensive sexual education to middle school students a few years ago. At the time, the idea fizzled because of lack of interest. But times have changed, and two nine-session classes are being offered this fall.
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