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.
Digging in 4/1 Earth in Cleveland April 21, 2013
The United Church of Christ might have experienced a little divine intervention at work for one Earth in Cleveland as employees at the church house came together as one staff on Thursday.
UCC brings LinK leaders together to go green throughout Cleveland April 18, 2013
For the springtime gathering of the Leaders in Koinonia (LinK) event, organizers from the United Church of Christ brought together environmental leaders and ecumenical activists from around the globe to Cleveland April 16-18 to work together on Mission 4/1 Earth.
UCC General Minister and President offers prayers for Boston and the world April 17, 2013
As federal investigators work to bring the bombers who chose to attack spectators at the Boston Marathon to justice, the United Church of Christ General Minister and President the Rev. Geoffrey Black offers this prayer – A Prayer for the people of Boston and the People of the World – as the world tries to cope with the injuries and deaths suffered by innocent people cheering on runners at the finish line.
UCC immigration advocates see pros and cons of immigration reform bill April 17, 2013
While the legislation is not ideal and will likely prompt further debate in the coming months, United Church of Christ immigration advocates say it is a positive step toward fixing the country's broken immigration system and creating a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
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