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File Offer prayers for peace on Friday, September 21
September 18, 2012
This Friday, September 21st, join people of faith all over the world, take a moment from daily life, and offer up prayers for peace.


File Academy of Parish Clergy writing contest deadline Feb. 15
January 20, 2012
Pastors serving their first parish or those recently completing a first-call pastorate are invited to participate in the Academy of Parish Clergy’s quarterly journal, Sharing the Practice, by submitting an article on the challenges of a first-call pastorate as it relates to emergent and post-institutional church issues.


File UCC congregation to host inaugural 'awakenings' event
January 10, 2012
Hosted by the pastoral staff of the United Congregational UCC in Holyoke, Mass., a three-day ecumenical study for clergy, laity and students will be held at the church April 26-29.


File Calling Congregations conference invites 'young, transformative' leaders
August 22, 2011
Hosted by the Fund for Theological Education, the 2011 Calling Congregations Conference will be held Oct. 6-8 at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center in Atlanta.


File JWM, SEC team up for pre-Synod event on 'Babylon'
May 25, 2011
Co-sponsored by the UCC Justice and Witness Ministries and the Southeast Conference Theology Among the People (TAP) program, a pre-General Synod 28 event in Tampa, Fla., will guide participants in an in-depth analysis of the American empire and its impact on our lives.


File Best-selling author opens spring dialogue series at Elmhurst
January 25, 2011
Robert Putnam, best-selling author of "Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community," will present "American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us" at UCC-related Elmhurst College February 3.


File Nominations being accepted for Justice awards at General Synod
January 25, 2011
In keeping with the spirit of former national agencies of the United Church of Christ, the Board of Directors of Justice and Witness Ministries has approved a recommendation to nominate candidates to honor with JWM General Synod Awards for exemplary work in the area of justice.


File UCC pastor to preach on national 'Day1' program
January 19, 2011
The Rev. Ozzie E. Smith, senior pastor of Covenant UCC in South Holland, Ill., will serve as guest preacher Jan. 23 on the national Day1 radio program.


File UCC Women's Ministry seeks 2011 Antoinette Brown nominees
January 12, 2011
The Women's Ministry of the national setting of the United Church of Christ is inviting nominations for the 2011 Antoinette Brown award to be presented at General Synod 28 in Tampa, Fla., June 30 - July 5. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 1, 2011.


File Pilgrim Press releases new, revised titles for growing congregations
June 17, 2010
The UCC's publication ministry announces the release of two new titles by Pilgrim Press centered on congregational development and growth, as well as one revised title.


File New Pilgrim Press titles for personal and spiritual growth
June 17, 2010
The UCC's publication ministry announces the release of three titles by Pilgrim Press centered on personal and spiritual growth.


File Pilgrim Press author vies for 'Good Ideas' project funding
June 15, 2010
Bestselling Pilgrim Press author and nationally recognized diversity consultant, Deborah Plummer, has teamed with filmmaker Bob Stefanov to participate in a Pepsi Refresh "Good Ideas" project.


File Conference transitions underway in Calvin Synod, Illinois and Southern California Nevada
May 25, 2010
The UCC's Calvin Synod recently elected its new Bishop while the Boards of Directors of two other UCC Conferences have voted unanimously to recommend Conference minister candidates.


File Annual meeting lifts up ministry of support staff network
May 20, 2010
Receiving affirmation that the crucial contributions of their day-to-day administrative work comprise "more than just office work," 43 members of the UCC Office Support Staff Network (UCCOSSN) gathered last month for the group's 23rd annual meeting at the UCC's Church House in Cleveland.


File Musicians National Network event explores new directions
May 18, 2010
An unprecedented 17 workshops, two prominent keynote speakers and the first-ever staging of the event west of the Mississippi River will trumpet the 2010 UCC Musicians National Network event June 28 – July 1 in suburban Denver.


File Lancaster Professor Honored as MLK, Jr. Scholar for Human Rights
April 21, 2010
The Rev. Dr. Valerie Bridgeman, associate professor of Hebrew bible/homiletics and worship at Lancaster (Pa.) Theological Seminary, was inducted April 1 into the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Collegium of Scholars at Morehouse College in Atlanta.


File Annual Craigville Colloquy to focus on faith in contemporary movies
April 20, 2010
In an effort to help congregations use film as a tool for education and spiritual formation, the 27th annual Craigville Colloquy on Cape Cod, Mass., will focus on faith in contemporary film. This year’s event, titled “Surprised by Grace in Modern Film: Training the Eyes of Faith,” will run July 12-16.


File Planting new progressive churches, renewing existing churches is new center's goal
April 20, 2010
The Center for Progressive Renewal has launched an ambitious project to plant new congregations and renew existing churches.


File UCC to install seventh general minister and president
March 30, 2010
All are invited to attend the installation of the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black as the United Church of Christ’s general minister and president.


File Celebration dinner launches installation weekend
March 4, 2010
Commemorating 20 years in Cleveland and installing its new general minister and president, the United Church of Christ kicks off a special spring weekend with a celebration dinner Friday evening, April 16, at the Grand Ballroom of the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Cleveland.


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