UCC polity teachers gather to widen scope March 2, 2013
The United Church of Christ’s History and Polity Teachers Network gathered Thursday and Friday at the UCC headquarters in Cleveland to reach the wider church on the concept of engaged discipleship.
United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ form joint ministry March 1, 2013
In an ecumenical effort, the United Church of Christ and the Disciples of Christ are partnering to share more staff. The three-member team will offer a collaborative approach to ministry as directors of Family and Children’s Ministries with Disciples Home Missions.
Clark to become UCC’s first General Counsel March 1, 2013
Don Clark will become the United Church of Christ’s first General Counsel after having spent the previous decade as the denomination’s special counsel since 2003.
General Synod 2013 resolutions call for environmental action February 27, 2013
Four of the 15 resolutions to be proposed at General Synod 2013 call for ongoing, permanent changes for the UCC that will lessen the environmental footprint of its congregations and members, and help make the world a more sustainable place.
UCC offices welcome NCC executive council February 26, 2013
The United Church of Christ played the part of host to the National Council of Churches this week, a display of the church’s ongoing commitment and support for the role of the NCC as its transitions into the future.
UCC groups stitch scarves for Synod February 25, 2013
In a colorful, symbolic move to take a stand against bullying and violence, the UCC is collecting rainbow-colored scarves, knitted, woven or crocheted by people who want to join in and support the cause.
Brock’s visit with UCC staff helps shine light on 'moral injury' February 25, 2013
The return to everyday life is not a particularly easy transition for the men and women serving in the United States military, and it’s certainly not easy for those who return from the arena of combat. That’s where the work of the Rev. Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock comes in, by helping educate people on any “moral injury” that may afflict veterans.
Unique meetings brings UCC and seminary leaders together for 21st century education February 22, 2013
A unique and historic gathering brought together representatives from seven United Church of Christ seminaries from across the country to meet with UCC national officers and staff members for the UCC Seminary Coordinating Conference. As seminaries begin to think about how best to offer education in the 21st century, the three-day coordinating conference will help those institutions and UCC national staff develop ways to do that together.
Indiana minister’s video project supports LGBT youth February 22, 2013
An Indiana UCC minister's initiative to compile and share videos which support and affirm LGBT youth is really taking off. The Rev. Marie Siroky, who collaborated with other Indiana LGBT advocates to create the “You Have a Purpose Project” on Facebook to post positive messages that support LGBT youth, has already seen 1,000 likes on the page in less than a week.
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