Andover Newton Theological School, a seminary of the United Church of Christ, is hosting a two-day summit this week that will bring together religious, civic and academic leaders in discussion on increasing gun violence it says is raging through American cities.
The Rev. Traci Blackmon, a prominent community leader, gifted preacher and much-loved pastor and teacher,has been appointed as the acting executive of UCC Justice and Witness Ministries.
Leaders from the United Church of Christ and The United Church of Canada came together to share worship, word and communion, fulfilling Jesus' prayer that "They may all be one" in celebration of their new partnership. The governing bodies of both denominations approved a full communion agreement this summer, formally culminating with a Saturday night Oct. 17 worship service, celebration and document-signing by leaders from both denominations.
United Church of Christ General Minister and President John C. Dorhauer shares five initiatives, at the United Church of Christ October Board meeting, which he believes can build a church culture of risk-taking, innovation and transformation.
People on the street are stopping to see why hundreds of t-shirts are planted on the lawn of an Arlington, Va., church this week. Blue, white and yellow shirts hung over crosses, with names and dates of birth and death noted, they symbolize the 155 lives lost to gun violence in the Washington, D.C., metro area in 2014.
Heather Kimmel has been chosen to succeed Don Clark, Jr., as General Counsel for the UCC, assuming that role on Dec. 1, while Cheryl Joseph Williams will serve as the Chief Strategic Officer for the UCC, a new position within the national setting to begin on Nov. 16.
Peace-filled interfaith rallies replaced publicized hateful Anti-Islam demonstrations when protestors were no-shows. Three UCC pastors were front and center in the Pacific Northwest.
The General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ, the Rev. John C. Dorhauer, is issuing a call to the denomination's local congregations to stand with Muslim people in response to planned anti-Muslim rallies across the country this weekend.
The United Church of Christ and the Boy Scouts of America re-established a formal relationship today (Oct. 5) with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding regarding local UCC congregations chartering Scout troops.
To underscore the importance of National Youth Event 2016, the United Church of Christ has assigned General Synod planners and staff to the effort in order to insure that NYE 2016 is a memorable, faith-filled experience for attendees.