Commentary: Yom Kippur October 9, 2014
Examining our own conscience and evaluating what we have done, or failed to do, is one good practice regardless of religion, church affiliation, or the lack of either. But does that happen enough, and how do we acknowledge our human imperfection?
Parker Lecture hits on legacy, future of communication October 8, 2014
Powerful remarks by Tom Wheeler, Federal Communications Commission Chairman, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., combined in perfect tribute to celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Everett Parker and the 50th anniversary of his ground-breaking petition to the FCC.
‘Parables’ addresses accessible and inclusive worship October 7, 2014
A UCC church in Minnesota is offering a unique opportunity to experience a worship idea that opens doors to all people. Wayzata Community United Church of Christ is inviting everyone to take part, by finding new ways to reinvigorate their congregations, actively including people with disabilities.
A big day for love and the UCC in Oklahoma October 7, 2014
Marriage equality was celebrated 14 different ways at Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ in Oklahoma City on Monday, Oct. 6, just hours after the United States Supreme Court refused to take up the issue of same-sex marriage.
How One Read is building momentum for UCC literacy work in Illinois October 7, 2014
The time to act is now. That belief is fueling the Rev. Peggy McClanahan, pastor of Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ in Oak Lawn, Ill., to take the lead on literacy work during One Read – a six week all-church campaign to bring the denomination together, through reading and discussion, to make people of faith aware of illiteracy and act as agents for change in their community.
Andover Newton inaugurates 10th president October 6, 2014
Messages of humility and hope marked the inauguration of Andover Newton Theological School's 10th president, the Rev. Martin B. Copenhaver, during a special service Sunday, Oct. 5, at Old South Church in Boston.
Supreme Court ruling means marriage equality in five states, maybe more October 6, 2014
The United States Supreme Court decided on Monday, Oct. 6, that it will not rule on marriage equality bans, allowing appeals court decisions in favor of same-sex marriage to stand in five states --a move celebrated by LGBT advocates of the United Church of Christ as a great victory and another step toward equality for all couples.
Immigration advocates applaud Obama plan to welcome refugee children October 3, 2014
After reviewing a plan by the White House that would aid young children fleeing Central America and seeking refuge in the United States, immigration advocates of the United Church of Christ acknowledged it as a compassionate response and positive step in the midst of a crisis.