World faith community focusing attention and prayers on Northern Iraq August 8, 2014
Hearing a cry for help from Christians and other vulnerable religious and ethnic communities in Northern Iraq, leaders from United Church of Christ are focusing attention on the intimidation and tyranny against minority groups in the region, calling for prayers and advocacy from congregants nationwide.
Unexpected evangelism turns casual conversation to sacred ceremony August 5, 2014
On occasion, the Rev. Holly MillerShank works late at the United Church of Christ national office. Never did she imagine that the extra hours she puts in would lead to one of the best evangelism stories of her ministry, where a young man and his bride-to-be discovered the welcome and hospitality of the UCC, and MillerShank discovered an unexpected place to live out her faith.
UCC 'matching grant' maximizes contributions of CWS School Kits August 4, 2014
Thanks to an imaginative "matching grant" challenge, United Church of Christ congregations across the United States are outdoing themselves to make CWS School Kits – urgently needed by Church World Service to meet demand in countries around the world.
UCC coordinated response moves quickly to fund assistance for displaced children August 4, 2014
Through the generosity of its members, the United Church of Christ is very much involved in offering compassion and care to displaced refugee children from Mexico and Central America, working on the ground with congregations in the southern border states helping to meet early needs of the refugees, providing for the children as they are moved through all 50 states to be reunited with their families, and advocating to influence federal government funding and deportation policies.
UCC executive pushes resolution, not rockets, for peace in Gaza July 31, 2014
As the death toll climbs each day in the conflict between the Israeli military and Hamas forces in Gaza, leaders from the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) are praying for a break in the violence that has killed hundreds of children and thousands of civilians.
Work for General Synod 30 gets a boost, Cleveland style July 30, 2014
The United Church of Christ General Synod 30 organizing committee kicked off fundraising efforts with an event at the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), preparing for 2015 when the denomination's biennial event that will be held in Cleveland, June 26-30.
Franklinton Center to honor UCC pioneer Yvonne Delk during annual celebration July 29, 2014
As part of an annual day of food, fun and fellowship, the United Church of Christ’s Franklinton Center at Bricks (FCAB) will be honoring one of the church’s pioneers, the Rev. Yvonne Delk, during Franklinton Center Day, August 2, in celebration of her four decades of ministry, and her life-long pursuit of human and civil rights for African Americans, children and the poor.