New Hampshire congregation promotes successful salamander migrations April 11, 2013
On a warm, damp night in April, the group from Church of Christ at Dartmouth College UCC stood watch on a wooded, rural road waiting for the salamanders to begin their dangerous migration from the vernal pools on one side to the safety of the forest on the other.
New Jersey congregation carries eco-conscious work into future April 10, 2013
The tireless advocacy for the environment and dedication to preserving nature has become part of the DNA of Stanley Congregational United Church of Christ. As part of Mission 4/1 Earth, the New Jersey congregation will continue its eco-friendly work, leading by example and observing Earth Day on April 21.
CYYAM mission project blends youth and justice in Washington, D.C. April 8, 2013
Members of the Council for Youth and Adults Ministry of the United Church of Christ are on a mission to seek justice on issues of poverty, immigration and world hunger – and to see the places where youth ministry combines with justice advocacy. Where better to continue that work than at Ecumenical Advocacy Days in Crystal City, Va., during a three-day gathering dedicated to food justice, and at the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries office in Washington, D.C.?
Planting trees in Peru a labor of love for California church April 5, 2013
Mission 4/1 Earth is an incredibly personal project for members of a Southern California church. Gina Low, a long-time member of the Woodland Hills Community Church congregation has just returned from the Amazon Jungle, where she spent months working to save the rainforest in remote river villages in the Loreto Region of Peru.
Newtown pastor sees tough Connecticut gun laws as steps to safer society April 5, 2013
United Church of Christ minister the Rev. Matt Crebbin has reason to applaud Connecticut lawmakers for passing the toughest gun laws in the country, but he knows keeping schools and children safe is still a work in progress. Crebbin is the pastor of Newtown Congregational UCC in the small Connecticut town left stunned before Christmas by an elementary school shooting that claimed more than two dozen lives.
UCC president to visit Rhode Island in support of marriage equality legislation April 3, 2013
The work for LGBT rights by leaders of the United Church of Christ continues in Providence, Rhode Island this weekend, where UCC General Minister and President the Rev. Geoffrey Black will join leaders from the Unitarian Universalist Association to speak about the importance of marriage equality in that state.
UCC churches pledging earth care, energy and imagination during Mission 4/1 Earth April 1, 2013
This week, as one church, the United Church of Christ begins 50 great days of Mission 4/1 Earth –– an intentional campaign of earth care and environmental advocacy. Easter Monday marks the start time to live into a shared commitment to green up, power down, and shout out for Planet Earth. Hundreds of UCC congregations have already pledged to be better stewards of our fragile planet, in dozens of energetic and imaginative ways.
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