Global Ministries delegation heads to Middle East to meet with partners in moment for peace September 22, 2014
With the Middle East seemingly in a state of constant conflict, a delegation from the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will make it's way through the region over the next two weeks carrying a banner of peace. The Rev. Shari Prestemon believes that the trip represents an important opportunity to stand alongside partners in Israel-Palestine, and other parts of the Middle East, as they face violence that makes the reality of peace seem distant.
United Church of Christ to receive HRC Torch Award September 19, 2014
For decades, the United Church of Christ has been a leader and torch-bearer for LGBT equality. In recognition of that leadership, the Cleveland Chapter of the Human Rights Campaign is honoring the entire denomination, and its Open and Affirming Coalition, with Torch Awards.
Commentary: Love Never Fails September 18, 2014
Today marks the anniversary of Margaret Smith’s historic election in 1948 as Maine’s first woman U.S. Senator, a position she would keep until 1973, making her the longest-serving Republican woman in the Senate.
OC, Inc. continues the fight for net neutrality September 17, 2014
The Office of Communication, Inc. (OC, Inc.) spearheaded the latest action on behalf of faith-based groups in asking the Federal Communications Commission to adopt the strongest possible rules that would prohibit any pay-for-priority access online.
Solar panels at Mexican hospice could help care for patients September 15, 2014
The ministers of A Church Alive United Church of Christ in North Hollywood, Calif., came up with a plan to install solar panels at the facility to cut down on utility costs, freeing up funds to feed and provide medication to patients.
UCC Youth Minister Middleton honored by national publication September 9, 2014
Waltrina Middleton is all about young people -- shining the light on the gifts of youth and the blessings they bring to the wider church. This month, the light is shining on the UCC Youth Minister, recognized by Rejuvenate magazine in the August/September issue for the work she is doing in youth ministry.
Four preachers to lift up ‘the unexpected’ at General Synod 2015 September 8, 2014
When the General Synod of the United Church of Christ gathers next summer in Cleveland, delegates and visitors will celebrate the “Unexpected Places” they find God. To help illuminate those unexpected places, a quartet of pastors and theologians from the UCC and partners will unveil, in their own words, where the StillSpeaking God is found each day.
Call to General Synod 30 - Come to Cleveland September 5, 2014
Cleveland is once again becoming a very special place. Not only is it home to the UCC national offices, it is also the site of the upcoming Thirtieth General Synod of the United Church of Christ. Yes! The General Synod of the UCC will take place in Cleveland, Ohio, June 26-30, 2015, and you are invited! Together we will build beloved community around the theme, "Unexpected Places" -- finding God in "Unexpected Places."