Louise Wallace remembered as visionary for UCC women August 9, 2013
A pioneer who worked tirelessly to lift up the status of women in the United Church of Christ, Louise Wallace, is being remembered for her leadership. Wallace died surrounded by loved ones the afternoon of Tuesday, Aug. 6, in Kansas City. She was 101 years old.
UCC, OC Inc. await FCC vote on lower prison phone rates August 8, 2013
United Church of Christ leaders, and the denomination's media justice ministry, the Office of Communication, Inc., have long been active in calling for an end to predatory prison phone rates. After a decade of tireless work, those calls might finally be answered.
UCC leaders, Native American churches come together for future work August 7, 2013
Leaders from the UCC's national offices took a trip to South Dakota last weekend to advance the relationship with Native American churches and associations in the denomination.They experienced the growing ministry of Native American spirituality in the UCC.
UCC officers call on U.S. to assist Syrian refugees August 2, 2013
Two officers of the United Church of Christ have joined 23 ecumenical colleagues, in calling on the United States government to keep its attention on the Syrian Civil War and act accordingly to bring stability and peace to the region.
UCC activists in Rhode Island ask media to focus on love August 2, 2013
An interfaith group of churches in Rhode Island asked the media to focus on love, not hate on the first day same-gender couples could file for marriage licenses, August 1. As a result, most local news coverage focused attention on the couples who were marrying and not picketers from Westboro Baptist Church.
Geoffrey Black talks justice advocacy on Internet radio August 2, 2013
The past and present of the United Church of Christ’s social justice advocacy work became the topic of discussion on internet radio as the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black, general minister and President of the UCC, joined the Rev. Carolyn L. Boyd’s show as a guest Wednesday, July 31.
Minnesota church camera catches vandalism suspect in the act July 31, 2013
Police hope the fourth time is the charm in Maple Grove, Minn. Pilgrims United Church of Christ has been defaced four times in the last few months, but there now is a sense of relief and hope after a man was caught on tape on Sunday, throwing eggs at the building.
Franklinton Center Day to celebrate history, welcome community July 30, 2013
The Franklinton Center at Bricks in Whitakers, N.C., is extending an extravagant welcome to its neighbors for a fun-filled Franklinton Center Day on Saturday, August 3, an annual event that celebrates the institution's legacy of racial and economic justice.
Testimony! grassroots fundraising effort gears up July 30, 2013
The United Church of Christ is embarking on the most significant church-building campaign in 20 years, and is hoping that a new video will be a valuable tool in a grassroots fundraising effort.
S.D. Conference Minister Elect the Rev. Marc Wessels dies at 59 July 29, 2013
The Rev. Marc Wessels, 59, associate conference minister of the UCC Missouri MidSouth Conference, died suddenly in St. Louis on Friday, July 26, just weeks before his installation as conference minister of the South Dakota Conference of the United Church of Christ.