UCC national officers begin to implement financial stability plan November 8, 2013
In a continuing effort to reduce the United Church of Christ's $2.3 million budget deficit for the denomination's national offices, 12 full-time staff positions have been eliminated. This reduction in staff will have a significant impact on the church's deficit and is one of the first steps implemented to support a fiscal stability plan for the national setting, as approved by the Board of Directors at their meeting last month.
UCC general minister highlights spiritual point of connection for global church November 7, 2013
Having spent more than a week at the World Council of Churches 10th Assembly in South Korea, the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black is discovering how the ecumenical movement is source, a point of connection where the United Church of Christ as a denomination can relate spiritually and theologically with churches around the world.
Minnesota pastor sees common ties between UCC, WCC November 6, 2013
In the eyes of the Rev. Sarah Campbell, the United Church of Christ is a quintessential part of the World Council of Churches because of the denomination’s history and formation, and its movement for justice and peace.
UCC advancing United and Uniting Church movement at WCC Assembly November 5, 2013
The denominational makeup of the United Church of Christ is like a microcosm of the ecumenical movement of the World Council of Churches. The UCC is the only United and Uniting Church in the United States, and though it’s been seven years since United and Uniting Churches from all over the world gathered together, at the WCC 10th Assembly the denominations from that tradition are expressing a desire to remain connected with each other for the future.
UCC delegates at WCC Assembly push proposal for inclusive dialogue November 4, 2013
In an effort to find unity, not divisiveness at a global gathering of churches in South Korea, two delegates representing the United Church of Christ are joining a growing call for the World Council of Churches to be more open on human sexuality.
Defining who Extravagance UCC will be focus of Cleveland, online events November 4, 2013
A diverse group of people from across the life of the United Church of Christ is gathering at the denomination’s national headquarters this week, bringing expertise and ideas, dreams and prayers to help lay the foundation for Extravagance UCC, a new online spiritual community
Disability work fuels UCC delegate during WCC Assembly November 4, 2013
One of the draws to the World Council of Churches 10th Assembly for United Church of Christ pastor the Rev. Kelli Parish Lucas was an opportunity to learn more about the global work around disability ministries and disabilities rights.
UCC staffer helping WCC spread peace, justice during 10th Assembly November 1, 2013
During the World Council of Churches 10th Assembly in Busan, South Korea, the council recruited young religious communicators to lend their voices and skills in sharing the story of the gathering to the global audience. That’s where the work of one United Church of Christ staffer, Jessie Palatucci, comes in during the two-week event.
Moral Mondays organizer to speak at Andover Newton October 31, 2013
The pastor behind the Moral Mondays movement in North Carolina will be the featured guest for a night of music, fellowship, and discussion at Andover Newton Theological School. The Rev.
Youth, ambition and experience define Florida WCC delegate October 31, 2013
Of the four delegates representing the United Church of Christ at the World Council of Churches 10th Assembly in Busan, South Korea, Haley Knapp is the youngest. But her ambition is to have an impact on the world on a global level.
Activists call on WCC to acknowledge LGBT rights October 31, 2013
The issue of equality for all people was raised at the World Council of Churches 10th Assembly by a group of LGBT activists who are asking the gathering to be more inclusive.
UCC delegates to WCC Assembly met by protests October 30, 2013
There was an unnerving moment for representatives of the United Church of Christ attending the World Council of Churches 10th Assembly in Busan, South Korea. A throng of conservative Korean church members that numbered several hundred people gathered in protest of the WCC gathering as delegates arrived on Tuesday, Oct. 29, and there was a bomb threat reported at Busan Exhibition and Convention Center.
Women in Philanthropy – the dynamic duo October 30, 2013
The UCC, partnered with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), is hosting an annual conference in an effort to explore best practices around stewardship Jan. 22 to 24, 2014.
UCC participants in global assembly in Korea see peace October 30, 2013
The World Council of Churches Tenth Assembly opens with worship in Busan, South Korea on Wed. Oct 30, which planted the seeds of peace. The United Church of Christ, represented by two dozen attendees at the assembly is joining and hundreds of other churches of diverse faith traditions from around the globe at this gathering.