November 12, 2013
- In the United Church of Christ all are welcome at the table, so UCC church leaders participating at the World Council of Churches 10th Assembly found a way around being unable to celebrate communion together as a global gathering.
- During a Nov. 7 presentation during the World Council of Churches 10th Assembly in Busan, South Korea, Kenneth Makuakāne sang and played the ukulele, while Yuka "Pili Aloha" Sanada, a student from Japan, danced.
- The growing list of states in the U.S. is set to add another, as Hawaii became 16th state in America – and the sixth this year alone – to allow marriage equality. It’s news that advocates in the United Church of Christ can celebrate.
- In an effort to make the issue of climate change a top priority on public and political agendas around the globe, the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches made a statement on climate justice at its meeting last week in Busan, South Korea, which calls on the United States to reject construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
- Representatives of the United Church of Christ returning to the United States from the World Council of Churches 10th Assembly have new and renewed aspirations for their ministry after they spent two weeks walking alongside their Christian brothers and sister in hopes of finding a path toward justice and peace.
- The church is currently serving as a temporary location for the Women's Housing, Equality and Enhancement League (WHEEL), a grassroots organization that serves homeless women in downtown Seattle.
November 11, 2013
- Following reports of deaths and widespread devastation left in the wake of one the most destructive storms in modern history, the United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries is issuing an appeal for financial support, in an effort to raise $250,000 to continue relief to the people in the Philippines.
November 8, 2013
- In a continuing effort to reduce the United Church of Christ's $2.3 million budget deficit for the denomination's national offices, 12 full-time staff positions have been eliminated. This reduction in staff will have a significant impact on the church's deficit and is one of the first steps implemented to support a fiscal stability plan for the national setting, as approved by the Board of Directors at their meeting last month.
- A diverse group of 30 people from across the life of the United Church of Christ came together at the denomination's headquarters in Cleveland to set the foundation for Extravagance UCC, a web-based congregation without geographic boundaries.
- The UCC offers two programs that allow young adults the opportunity to transform their lives while transforming the world by participating in a multi-faceted training program designed to combine faithful service and social action.