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.
Upstate New York church promotes enjoying the earth while caring for it March 18, 2013
Earth Day has been a serious event for Zion United Church of Christ of Taborton in Sand Lake, N.Y. since the Rev. Robert Loesch joined the congregation seven years ago. This year, with Earth Day falling right in the middle of Mission 4/1 Earth, the group is particularly excited.
National radio show to honor Atlanta UCC member March 15, 2013
Douglas Hooker, executive director of the Atlanta Regional Commission and member of First Congregational Church UCC, is one of six people that the syndicated ecumenical radio program Day 1 will recognize for commitment to their churches and community.
Mission 4/1 Earth to help plant trees in Haiti March 15, 2013
Through a partnership with the Lambi Fund of Haiti, which began in 1994 to promote sustainable agriculture and reforestation in the country, United Church of Christ members can help put a little green back in Haiti’s landscape.
Campaign for new and renewing congregations to kick off at General Synod March 14, 2013
Leaders of the United Church of Christ have identified the development of new congregations as a vital missional and fundraising priority in the future of the church. To underscore that commitment, a kick-off fundraiser, TESTIMONY!, scheduled during General Synod 2013, begins a major campaign to raise $1 million for church planting and renewal across the UCC.
Massachusetts church sees spiritual opportunities in Lenten Carbon Fast March 12, 2013
For the past 28 days, members of First Churches of Northampton (Mass.) have been actively engaging in ways to decrease their use of fossil fuels as part of the Annual Ecumenical Lenten Carbon Fast. But the Rev. Todd Weir hopes they will last long after Lent and maybe even develop into changes in lifestyle and mindset.
Eden Seminary president shares vision for the ‘future of the church’ March 11, 2013
The United Church of Christ is ready to live differently, stepping into an uncertain but exciting future, according to the president and professor of preaching and worship at Eden Theological Seminary. The Rev. David Greenhaw was the keynote speaker during a final joint gathering of the UCC’s individual ministry boards this weekend in Cleveland. A new United Church of Christ Board (UCCB) replaces the current structure on July 2, 2013, following the close of the UCC’s General Synod in Long Beach, Calif.
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