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.
Commentary: Yes, We Are Responsible March 29, 2013
When it comes to environmental justice, what are we responsible for, asks UCC Minister for Environmental Justice the Rev. Jim Deming.
Advocacy work on gun reform prompts White House invitation March 28, 2013
Staff members of the United Church of Christ Washington D.C. office were invited to the White House Thursday morning by President Obama’s administration in recognition of the UCC efforts to make neighborhoods safer and protect families from gun violence.
UCC leaders carry banner for marriage equality to Supreme Court March 27, 2013
One thing was very clear Tuesday morning on the grounds of the U.S. Supreme Court as justices heard the first of two marriage equality cases – the United Church of Christ was present. The denomination mustered a tremendous show of support from leaders, ministers and members who rallied with their fellow LGBT advocates during an unforgettable day.
Oregon congregation competes for Mission 4/1 Earth March 27, 2013
From March 30 to April 27, members of Forest Grove United Church of Christ in Forest Grove, Ore., will compete to see which team can rack up the most earth-care points through what they are calling the "Green Game."
LGBT advocates say 'Time has arrived for marriage equality' March 26, 2013
Working to tip the scales toward justice and love, leaders from the United Church of Christ joined thousands of people who massed outside the Supreme Court Tuesday morning as the justices readied to hear two cases on marriage equality.
A love offering for marriage equality March 26, 2013
The Rev. J. Bennett Guess offers a prayer in support of marriage equality at an Interfaith Service of Love and Justice, Church of the Reformation, Washington, D.C., as the issue is heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.
UCC leaders stand in support of marriage equality before Supreme Court March 25, 2013
Three leaders from the United Church of Christ bring messages of equality and inclusion to Washington D.C. this week, as they stand with interfaith leaders from 15 denominations in support of LGBT love and equality. As the U.S. Supreme Court hears two marriage equality cases, UCC ministers will participate in several faith-specific events of support and solidarity beginning Tuesday, March 26.
UCC General Synod planners bring back theological reflections March 25, 2013
Organizers for the United Church of Christ’s General Synod 2013 are reviving a spiritual element of previous Synods during this summer’s gathering in Long Beach, Calif. The Rev. Quinn G. Caldwell and the Rev. Rita Nakashima Brock, have been named theological reflectors for GS 29, and are charged with linking the spirit to the business during the week-long event June 28-July 3.
UCC ‘new and renewing’ congregations awarded grants to expand reach March 22, 2013
With its new pastor, Paradise Hills UCC in San Diego reached out to the people in its community, and refreshed worship services. The congregation, still reaping the benefits of those changes, has been given another opportunity for growth, in the form of a grant from the United Church of Christ Local Church Ministries.
Join UCC in show of support for Marriage Equality March 21, 2013
UCC leaders will join other people of faith in Washington D.C. next week for rallies, processions and prayers at the Supreme Court during oral arguments for two cases on LGBT equality. Those leaders are asking for support from across the UCC, in prayer and in person on the steps of the Supreme Court, as it hears the two cases on March 26 and 27.
UCC-owned hotel in Cleveland to get restaurant upgrade March 20, 2013
The UCC’s Local Church Ministries Board of Directors voted last week to approve a loan of more than a half-million dollars to renovate a space for a new restaurant inside the church-owned Radisson Hotel. The venture will offer a better dining experience to visitors of the UCC and Cleveland’s Gateway District.
Commentary: Un Nuevo Dia, A New Day March 19, 2013
What did the Rev. Bernice Powell Jackson take away from the CIW March in Florida? Memories of amazing grit, humility and determination of women, men and children that inspire and touch us all.
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