UCC leaders to speak against re-militarization of Japan December 2, 2014
Called to speak out against the re-arming of the Japanese military, and the importance of recognizing human rights, the Rev. Jim Moos and the Rev. Xiaoling Zhu are representing the United Church of Christ and Global Ministries at an international conference aimed at building peace between nations, and between humans.
Bringing light to others through the Christmas Fund December 2, 2014
As we wait for the coming of the light of the world at Christmas, the Pension Boards United Church of Christ is hoping you will take some time this Advent to put a little light in someone else’s life by giving to The Christmas Fund.
UCC minister calls to end stigma on World AIDS Day December 1, 2014
United Church of Christ minister the Rev. Yvette Flunder shared a powerful message at the White House on World AIDS Day: To end the AIDS epidemic, we must first end the stigma of people with AIDS.
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.