Maine church garden feeds neighbors in need September 24, 2013
With assistance of a grant from the United Church of Christ Neighbors in Need program, a congregation in Maine is living into the Rev. Kelli Whitman’s mission of community, spurred by a sermon that encouraged her members to help the less fortunate.
Arizona pastor invited to White House immigration forum September 24, 2013
The Rev. Randy Mayer is among 40 clergy, government and business leaders, and law enforcement officials from Arizona, Texas, California and New Mexico who were invited to Washington, D.C., for the Southwest Border Economic Forum Sept. 25-26.
UCC officers offer prayers for Pakistan church bombing victims September 23, 2013
As the national officers of the United Church of Christ mourn the victims of one of the deadliest attacks on Pakistan’s Christian community, they are calling for prayers for the dead, the injured, their affected families and the community.
UCC churches support their communities in aftermath of Colorado floods September 20, 2013
The rain may have stopped, but several communities in Colorado now face the task of recovering from the last week's devastating floods triggered by a week of historically heavy rains that ravaged a 130-mile stretch of the eastern slopes of the Colorado Rockies.
Florida congregation welcomes Jewish neighbors to shared space September 20, 2013
First Congregational of Ocala is a church welcoming of all people. When a nearby Jewish congregation needed a new place to gather, the Florida congregation of the United Church of Christ was eager to extend an extravagant welcome.
Commentary: A Third Way -- Seeking a Just Peace in Syria September 13, 2013
Over the past week, the United Church of Christ alone has generated over 3,000 letters to the President and members of Congress calling for alternatives to military strikes and the need for increased political and humanitarian responses.
UCC advocates excited at chance to ‘build peace’ at EAD 2014 September 13, 2013
Leaders and members from the United Church of Christ are eager to join their brothers and sisters in faith at Ecumenical Advocacy Days next March in a united effort to confront violence that has been at the forefront of the nation’s attention in 2013.
UCC director arrested standing with undocumented women in D.C. September 12, 2013
Sandy Sorensen of the United Church of Christ joined about 100 women – 20 of whom are undocumented immigrants – outside the U.S. Capitol on Thursday morning, Sept. 12, blockading the intersection outside the House of Representatives as a public protest to the House’s inaction on comprehensive and inclusive immigration reform that treats women and children fairly.
Jazz brings the spirit to California congregation worship September 10, 2013
A key to Community Church of Sebastopol’s worship services each week is the variety of music the California-based United Church of Christ congregation celebrates with. Minister of music the Rev. Brian Plaugher believes jazz’s improvisational style has the power and creativity to make a worship service more open, untamed and free.