UCC 'matching grant' maximizes contributions of CWS School Kits August 4, 2014
Thanks to an imaginative "matching grant" challenge, United Church of Christ congregations across the United States are outdoing themselves to make CWS School Kits – urgently needed by Church World Service to meet demand in countries around the world.
UCC coordinated response moves quickly to fund assistance for displaced children August 4, 2014
Through the generosity of its members, the United Church of Christ is very much involved in offering compassion and care to displaced refugee children from Mexico and Central America, working on the ground with congregations in the southern border states helping to meet early needs of the refugees, providing for the children as they are moved through all 50 states to be reunited with their families, and advocating to influence federal government funding and deportation policies.
UCC executive pushes resolution, not rockets, for peace in Gaza July 31, 2014
As the death toll climbs each day in the conflict between the Israeli military and Hamas forces in Gaza, leaders from the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) are praying for a break in the violence that has killed hundreds of children and thousands of civilians.
Work for General Synod 30 gets a boost, Cleveland style July 30, 2014
The United Church of Christ General Synod 30 organizing committee kicked off fundraising efforts with an event at the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), preparing for 2015 when the denomination's biennial event that will be held in Cleveland, June 26-30.
Franklinton Center to honor UCC pioneer Yvonne Delk during annual celebration July 29, 2014
As part of an annual day of food, fun and fellowship, the United Church of Christ’s Franklinton Center at Bricks (FCAB) will be honoring one of the church’s pioneers, the Rev. Yvonne Delk, during Franklinton Center Day, August 2, in celebration of her four decades of ministry, and her life-long pursuit of human and civil rights for African Americans, children and the poor.
Commentary: It’s MY RIGHT to shoot you! July 24, 2014
As the world prepares to watch yet another trial of innocent life lost in Michigan, I pray that this time we will rally forth demanding justice for those innocently slain under "stand your ground" laws.
Reinterpreting worship and community through the Stillspeaking Worship Institute July 22, 2014
Two experiential and reflective worship education events in Minnesota and Colorado, will be the inaugural events for the UCC's Stillspeaking Worship Institute, aiming to bring together pastors, worship leaders and lay leaders to network and create around outreach to special needs families and outreach to the arts and music.