Staff colleagues and ecumenical partners from around the world are sending love and well wishes to a United Church of Christ executive ending his service to the national church at the conclusion of General Synod in Milwaukee in June.
Chiseled on the wall nearing the exit of Elmina Slave Castle in Ghana are these words:
A rural UCC congregation in Pennsylvania is enabling neighbors living in poverty to overcome the barriers and the issues that keep them in poverty, through a program called Circles of Love.
United Church of Christ "God is Still Speaking" rainbow banners were found burning in an alley behind an LGBTQ-welcoming bar in St. Louis just before midnight June 3. Both almost certainly came from a theft at Kirkwood UCC, an Open and Affirming congregation, where a young man cut down and stole banners that same evening. While police investigate, the congregation is responding with courage and love.
Religious leaders of several faith traditions unite to oppose the criminalization of kindness outside the Tucson federal courthouse. This June 5 prayer service in support of Dr. Scott Warren, who faces up to 20 years in prison for providing humanitarian aid to migrants in the desert.
The United Church of Christ was well represented at Cleveland's kickoff to Pride month, 'Pride in the CLE,' on a sunny Saturday, June 1.
If you want to familiarize yourself with 2019 United Church of Christ General Synod resolutions, or follow them through the review and voting process June 21-25, a new online "Resolution Center" can help.
Every day for the last two weeks, people in some part of the United States have been living under a threat of tornadoes. In Ohio Monday night, a number of twisters touched down, converging on the Dayton area. Tuesday, an extremely powerful storm tore through communities in Kansas. In both ravaged locales, UCC members jumped to action to help impacted neighbors and strangers, soon to be friends.
The United Church of Christ has promoted a member of its national ministry-issues staff to lead a team in Justice and Local Church Ministries and added a new part-time generosity officer to the Office of Philanthropy, Technology, Identity and Communication (OPTIC).
Earlier this month, Alabama signed into law a bill that severely restricts women’s right to have a safe abortion. Some describe this law as part of a “pro-life” stance, based on their personal interpretation of scripture, life experience, or understanding of science and society.