Dozens of workshops offered to General Synod 2013 delegates April 29, 2013
Delegates to the United Church of Christ’s General Synod 2013 will be able to choose from more than 40 workshops with topics ranging from how to use multimedia effectively in worship to environmental ministries in the local church.
Old South celebration helps Boston heal April 26, 2013
People walking down Boylston Street in Boston Thursday evening got a glimpse of life returning to the familiar as a congregation of the United Church of Christ hosted jazz worship service outdoors. Many joined in the first service held at Old South Church, located just beyond the finish line of the Boston Marathon, since it closed after the bombing on April 15.
Commentary: Limiting Progress on Immigration April 26, 2013
The Rev. Noel Anderson, one of the founders of the UCC’s Collaborative on Immigration, offers his views on the newly introduced immigration reform bill and asks for continued UCC support.
UCC general minister joining 'Climate Revival' in Boston April 26, 2013
United Church of Christ General Minister and President the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black and the Rev. Jim Antal, general minister and president of the Massachusetts Conference of the UCC, join other leading clergy for a gathering on “Climate Revival” in Boston to address the moral imperative to take action on climate change.
UCC leaders, pastors celebrate Rhode Island’s marriage equality law April 25, 2013
Change has arrived in Rhode Island, and the Rev. Gene Dyszylewski is thrilled that faith leaders from the UCC came through when it counted. Rhode Island became the latest state to pass a law that allows marriage equality to all citizens, extending to LGBT couples the right to have their marriages legally recognized.
UCC officers ‘saddened’ by death of Bob Edgar April 25, 2013
Officers of the United Church of Christ expressed sadness, but also promised to remember the work of the Rev. Bob Edgar, president of Common Cause and former General Secretary of the National Council of Churches, who died suddenly Tuesday. He was 69.
UCC’s Disaster Ministries assisting China region decimated by earthquake April 25, 2013
Hundreds of people were killed, thousands more injured, and millions have been affected by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck the Sichuan Province in China on Monday, April 22. To assist partner organizations respond to the disaster, the United Church of Christ’s Disaster Ministries is asking for prayers and donations to support those affected in the region.
Global Ministries sets mission focus on Congo April 24, 2013
To fulfill a mission to deepen relationships with international partners, Global Ministries – a joint ministry of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church Disciples of Christ – will begin a “Congo Initiative” this summer.
Ecumenical effort 4/1 Earth marks Iowa mission trip April 23, 2013
It's a simple equation that made a profound difference in a small corner of Indiana, devastated February 5, 2012 by deadly tornados. Thirty-seven volunteers from six Northeastern Iowa congregations, three days of recovery and rebuilding work that added up to 1,400 earth care hours, donated during a mission trip to Holton, Ind.
Senior pastor at Cathedral of Hope stepping down April 22, 2013
Senior pastor the Rev. Jo Hudson of the Cathedral of Hope in Dallas, of one of the United Church of Christ’s largest congregations, will bid farewell after nearly a decade of ministry and a wide welcome to those who joined her in worship.
Weekly inserts provide environmental action items for Minnesota church April 22, 2013
One issue at a time, the Green Team at Elk River (Minn.) Union Congregational Church UCC wants its congregation members to ride home the wave of environmental momentum, and then make it easy for them to green their homes and communities with ready-made ideas and resources suitable for rookies and experts alike.
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