Commentary: Light a Candle for Justice November 26, 2014
How do we deal with environmental despair? In Advent, we light candles of Hope, Love, Peace, and Joy. We light them in the darkest time of year, when such light is most needed.
Seattle church Turkey Drive brings Thanksgiving to others November 25, 2014
When members talk about a turkey trot at Fauntleroy Church UCC in West Seattle, Wash., they aren’t talking about a run through the community on Thanksgiving morning. Instead, they are referring to the church drive that provides frozen turkeys to the community food bank, with congregants and community members trotting frozen turkeys to Sunday service the week before the holiday.
Ohio UCC congregation celebrates first Thanksgiving November 24, 2014
The women went in first to a cold, dark and bare sanctuary, the pastor called out sinners, the men argued with the minister during the sermon, and everybody drank beer at the feast afterward because they couldn’t trust the water.
UCC GMP committee prepped for next stage of search November 21, 2014
The men and women charged with seeking out the next leader for the United Church of Christ concluded the first face-to-face gathering on Friday, Nov. 21, ready to dig into the work ahead in the coming months.
UCC's Starsky Wilson to co-chair Ferguson Commission November 19, 2014
UCC pastor the Rev. Starsky Wilson has been named co-chair of the Ferguson Commission by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. The group is reviewing the underlying social and economic issues raised by events in Ferguson, and will issue a report with policy recommendations no later than Sept. 15, 2015.
Shadow Rock UCC offers sanctuary to Guatemalan immigrant November 17, 2014
A routine traffic stop changed the life of Misael Perez (Eleazar Misael Perez Cabrera). A native of Guatemala who built a life for himself as a roofer in the Phoenix area, Perez--facing deportation after police pulled him over--has now been taken into sanctuary at Shadow Rock United Church of Christ.
Commentary: Post-Election Accountability November 13, 2014
Political leaders once again promised to come together, as they always have in the In the aftermath of an election. But it's communities of faith that come together with secular organizations to support basic human needs.
An eyewitness account of the conflict in Syria November 12, 2014
As forces from the United States and its allies were carrying out the latest round of airstrikes in Syria and Iraq, Mary Mikhael was cautioning against external military influence in those countries, where ISIS has claimed control over large portions of land and as many as 250,000 people have been killed.
Justice revival launches new interfaith climate care response team November 11, 2014
Looking ahead at the destructive impact that coal, gas and oil shipments to the Northwest would create on the environment, a group of faith leaders in the state of Washington organized a new emergency response unit on Saturday, and commissioned it by staging a ‘what if’ demonstration as its first public witness around climate care