October 29, 2013
- In the year since Hurricane Sandy hit the U.S. East Coast, people across the life of the United Church of Christ – from national offices, to conferences, congregations, and pastors – have come together as one church to care for those impacted by the storm.
October 28, 2013
- Rather than sitting around complaining about the problems of poverty, UCC churches in Canton, Ohio host a community meal that draws hundreds of people to a local park for lunch every Sunday at 1 p.m.
October 25, 2013
- UCC President and General Minister the Rev. Geoffrey Black extended an extravagant welcome to jazz enthusiasts from across the country who came to Cleveland for Jazz for the Journey, a national symposium on jazz music in worship. Sixty-two people gathered at the UCC’s headquarters Thursday evening, Oct. 24, to kick off the three-day event.
- More than 100 clergy from the Washington, D.C., area are openly supporting the Oneida Indian Nation’s Change the Mascot campaign being waged against the Washington Redskin's team name and logo and what they represent.
October 24, 2013
- Twenty-three representatives from across the life of the United Church of Christ traveling to the Republic of Korea for the World Council of Churches 10th Assembly. The intent for those representatives is to enhance UCC relationships with existing ecumenical partners, and forge new relationships.
- Mónica Maher, member of First Church in Cambridge Congregational United Church of Christ in Cambridge, Mass., hopes to change perceptions of the LGBT community by turning the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ecuador into a safe space and a progressive voice for LGBT groups and their supporters.
- The Rev. Geoffrey A. Black, general minister and president of the United Church of Christ, joined other Christian leaders in calling on the United States government to initiate direct dialogue with the Cuban government.
October 23, 2013
- The purpose of the Tree of Life Conference, started by First Congregational United Church of Christ in Old Lyme, Conn., hasn’t changed since it began almost a decade ago. Tree of Life provides an interfaith gathering to educate participants on how to make the world a more peaceful place. What has changed is the magnitude of the Tree of Life event. This fall, the three-week series of conferences, which began on Oct. 13 and ends Nov. 3, set out again to raise awareness around the social and human...
October 22, 2013
- Emboldened by President Barack Obama's pledge to make immigration reform a top priority now that Congress has ended the partial government shutdown and passed short-term solutions to the budget and debt ceiling issues, UCC advocates hope comprehensive immigration reform legislation will become a reality sooner rather than later.
October 21, 2013
- Can you get by on only 4 liters of water per day? That is the question more than 100 members of the United Church of Christ's StillSpeaking Youth will face this week as they take the DigDeep Water 4Liter Challenge.