United Church of Christ

UCC in the News Archive

Gun-control group forms interfaith team ahead of 2020 elections
https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2020/0512/Gun-control-group-forms-interfaith-team-ahead-of-2020-elections
Or
https://religionnews.com/2020/05/12/gun-control-group-starts-faith-driven-push-ahead-of-election/

Indy faith leaders to hold online discussion on how to return to in-person worship
https://cbs4indy.com/news/indy-faith-leaders-to-hold-online-discussion-on-how-to-return-to-in-person-worship/

Chicago preacher Otis Moss III uses film to honor Ahmaud Arbery, address racism 
https://religionnews.com/2020/05/18/chicago-preacher-otis-moss-iii-uses-film-to-honor-ahmaud-arbery-address-racism/

Two executives bidding farewell to United Church Funds 
https://www.chhsm.org/news/mccloskey-phillips-to-bid-farewell-to-united-church-funds/?fbclid=IwAR1SH5JZt22fFPHB2v6Un9hFOzMJQyqNG8sabUThs6m2qad4N_30RZrSQKw

Preparing for ministry to people with disabilities 
https://www.intrust.org/Magazine/Issues/Spring-2020/Preparing-for-ministry-to-people-with-disabilities

Maine church’s Neighborhood Cafe marks 10 years serving meals 
https://www.pressherald.com/2020/05/13/food-for-the-soul-baths-neighborhood-cafe-marks-10-years-serving-meals/

COVID-19 has affected everyone in some way - daily life is different 
http://www.santamariasun.com/cover/19638/covid19-has-affected-everyone-in-some-way-from-essential-workers-to-furloughed-employees-daily-life-is-different/

Illinois ministers form COVID-19 prayer circle
https://www.journalstandard.com/news/20200518/local-ministers-form-covid-19-prayer-circle

Houses of worship gain audience by going online during virus
https://cbsaustin.com/news/coronavirus/houses-of-worship-gain-audience-by-going-online-during-virus-1

Nebraska church tries drive-in service 
https://columbustelegram.com/news/local/columbus-area-church-tries-drive-in-service/article_0e1f7622-39bf-54cb-b470-615a4585df5b.html

Massachusetts houses of worship wary of reopening 
https://www.gazettenet.com/Houses-of-worship-in-Massachusetts-allowed-to-reopen-under-strict-guidelines-34370895

New pastor takes pulpit in Vermont
https://addisonindependent.com/news/pastor-munn-takes-pulpit-city-church

Illinois reverends promote safe worship through prayer
https://www.wifr.com/content/news/Reverends-promote-safe-worship-through-prayer-circle-570540171.html

Massachusetts church community meals now drive-through
https://www.atholdailynews.com/Community-meals-are-now-drive-through-34280270

Rhode Island church decides for delay opening due to COVID-19
http://origin.turnto10.com/news/local/local-church-decides-to-delay-opening-due-to-covid-19?fbclid=IwAR1VQ5-miqwQNTfzLU7Zs9ywMGKBo6Y6WGzxuqgfNNi3I-vh42yBdoIxzBI

Card campaign targets loneliness at New Hampshire hospital 
https://www.concordmonitor.com/These-letters-spell-one-thing-Support-34328731

Hand washing station installed in Ohio church courtyard for people experiencing homelessness 
https://www.wcpo.com/news/region-central-cincinnati/over-the-rhine/hand-washing-station-installed-in-otr-for-people-experiencing-homelessness

Judge finds Oregon governor’s coronavirus restrictions on religious gatherings null and void 
https://www.kpvi.com/news/national_news/judge-finds-governors-coronavirus-restrictions-on-religious-gatherings-null-and-void/article_7bb14099-77de-5d80-8fb7-11d98165a734.html

Lancaster Theological Seminary appoints interim president
https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/20/05/r16056500/lancaster-theological-seminary-appoints-dr-david-rowe-to-be-interim-president

UCC minister: A lack of justice
https://www.omaha.com/opinion/the-public-pulse-a-lack-of-justice-children-make-it-special-weve-gotten-soft/article_bf043137-2e4f-5b17-8048-8c2ac83bfd3a.html

UCC minister: God doesn’t see us as mere statistics
https://www.theeagle.com/brazos_life/god-doesn-t-see-us-as-mere-statistics/article_3bc6fdd6-970f-11ea-9efd-0fb3ab3c6256.html

NY front-line workers receive spiritual boost with blessing of the hands 
http://licatholic.org/front-line-workers-receive-spiritual-boost-with-blessing-of-the-hands/

Indiana family hoping for return of remains after bird bath urn stolen from church 
https://www.wthr.com/article/family-hoping-return-remains-after-bird-bath-urn-stolen

Illinois church continues to offer opportunities for spiritual care 
https://www.bcrnews.com/2020/05/11/open-prairie-continues-to-offer-opportunities-for-spiritual-care/ashl3tn/

New pastor arrives to lead New Hampshire church 
https://www.concordmonitor.com/new-henniker-pastor-34311614

Washington pastor hopes to read to her flock
https://www.southwhidbeyrecord.com/life/whidbey-island-pastor-hoping-to-read-to-her-flock/

Pennsylvania church bells honor those fighting COVID-19
http://northwestern.thelehighvalleypress.com/2020/05/14/church-bells-honor-those-fighting-covid-19

In a virtual rally, Indiana faith group calls for action on crime analysis, housing, mental health 
https://www.courierpress.com/story/news/2020/05/12/caje-evansville-churches-want-action-crime-housing-mental-health/3113266001/

UCC minister: Everyone has the right to live
https://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/craig-schaub-everybodys-got-a-right-to-live/article_89fe302d-2fb3-505b-98ca-ec14d3141ed4.html

As an Illinois church holds services despite stay at home order, others wait it out 
http://nadignewspapers.com/2020/05/14/nw-side-church-hold-services-despite-stay-at-home-order/

OpEd: In the quiet, nature roars back
http://www.hastingstribune.com/david-shribman-in-the-quiet-nature-roars-back/article_7e9daaa0-96b6-11ea-a49a-b38144daea9a.html