UCC Michigan Conference Disaster Coordinators Harold and Marcia Beer are steering clear of fossil fuels on their way to the United Church of Christ General Synod in Milwaukee, Wis., June 21-25. They're going by sailboat from Muskegon, Mich. Members of Edgewood United Church UCC in East Lansing, they will sail their 27-foot sloop across Lake Michigan.Read more
UCC Disaster Ministries has sent an additional $50,000 for construction materials for its Hurricane Harvey recovery work site in Port Arthur, Texas, where it has been partnering with a local nonprofit to rehabilitate 17 low-income rental units that were flooded in the August 2017 disaster. 'We are nearing the end of the 17 units ... then it's on to Beaumont," reports the UCC's Joshua Lawrence.Read more
How do we make sense of senseless violence when mourning the loss of one of our own?
This month, MESA is finalizing preparations for General Synod 32 in Milwaukee, WI. Later this week, people from all over the United Church of Christ (and some ecumenical guests!) will gather in the Wisconsin Center to build community, to worship together in the presence of God, to pray and make decisions that speak to the United Church of Christ (but not for it), and to celebrate all that God is doing in our midst.Read more
Celebrating his ministry and 'relationships'
National colleagues and global partners salute the Rev. Jim Moos as he prepares to end his term as UCC executive at the conclusion of General Synod in Milwaukee.
EDWARD A. WALKER, 03/11/2019
LOIS N. SUNDEEN, 05/07/2019
DAVID C. NORLING, 05/03/2019
D. BRUCE HANSON, 05/16/2019
HARRY L. PEATT, 05/14/2019
GERALD E. YOST, 05/02/2019
PATRICIA ANN NEPTUNE, 05/01/2019
FRANCES C. ROGERS, 05/07/2019
STEPHEN T. SZILAGYI, 05/10/2019
SAMUEL ACOSTA, 04/28/2019
GERALD L. EHLY, 05/07/2019
DR. CORRIE L. TRIEWTH, 05/16/2019
ARLAN M. BOND, 05/01/2019
R. TERRENCE FOOR, 05/25/2019
RAY L. HARWICK, 05/13/2019
FRED W. GROFF, 04/09/2019
THOMAS N. THOMAS, 05/17/2019
BARBARA L. PRYOR, 05/11/2019
WILLARD W. BARTLETT, 04/06/2019
WILSON J. FINNERY, 04/24/2019
GLORIA F. HOELLER, 05/09/2019
GLADYS (DINAH) BEECHAM, 05/26/2019
PAUL M. RAWLEY, 05/16/2019
RITA A. LEHMANN, 04/28/2019
JAMES A. DECKERT, 04/20/2019
RAYMOND W. BIZER, 05/15/2019
RUBEN C. GROSSHUESCH, 05/18/2019
ROBERT G. DAVIDSON, 04/28/2019
FRANCIS GEDDES, 05/17/2019
CULVER H. NELSON, 04/12/2019
Clergy death information is provided by The Pension Boards.
More than two dozen major disasters have been declared across the United States so far in 2019 including severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides and mudslides, tornadoes and wildfires. UCC Disaster Ministries is working to support local UCC congregations in their initial response and already has provided $17,000 to local UCC congregations for food pantries and other disaster response programs in hard-hit Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas.
How do you choose to see and to speak about the Divine?Read more
Ohio and Kansas UCC churches are reaching out to help their communities following tornadoes and other powerful storms.Read more