Commentary: People, not politics September 29, 2013
As the showdown over the federal budget continues, we are reminded that a possible government shutdown will affect millions of people.Participate in the democratic process – urge our elected leaders to put people first!
Lee Foley named UCC Acting Chief Administrative Officer September 26, 2013
The United Church of Christ General Minister and President the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black has announced a change in the administrative leadership of the mainline Protestant denomination headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, naming Lee Foley to replace W. Mark Clark.
Youth, Young Adult ministry focus shifts to global advocacy September 26, 2013
It has become a fun, educational and symbolic tradition for the Council for Youth and Young Adult Ministries to begin its biennium in Cleveland, Ohio, at the United Church of Christ national headquarters. When CYYAM leaders gather from Sept. 27-29, they do so ready to chart a future for advocacy during the next two years that will take their justice work to the corners of the world.
UCC pastors, groups support the NALT Christians Project September 25, 2013
Many voices are speaking out for the NALT (Not All Like That) Christians Project, an initiative that lets the LGBT community know that there are many Christians who support them, and that there is nothing sinful about being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.
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.
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.
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.