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Commentary: 21st Century Race Matters

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 3:30pm

Maybe it’s me, but it seems we who consume news in the many ways we prefer are being exposed to more coverage regarding acts of racism in America. 

Guests from Cuba to provide personal perspective on proposed resolution at General Synod

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 11:18am

As President Trump mulls over rolling back changes in the United States' relationship with Cuba,  hundreds of people in the United Church of Christ are advocating a move forward toward normalizing relations between the two countries.

With roots in the UCC, U.S. Institute of Peace faces an uncertain future

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 1:45pm

UCC leaders believe a move to shutter the U.S. Institute of Peace — which traces its origin back to the denomination — would be short-sighted, should Congress authorize it in a spending bill. The White House's budget proposal points would eliminate the Institute of Peace within two years.

Church exhausts $50,000 in love of neighbor, to keep water flowing in Flint

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 11:20am

It's been just over three weeks since Woodside Church in Flint, Mich., offered to pay water bills for neighbors in need. After writing more than 150 checks, over $50,000, the church is tapped out.

Connecticut faith leaders arrested protesting austerity budget

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 9:47am

Six faith leaders, including Connecticut Conference Minister the Rev. Kent J. Siladi, were arrested Monday afternoon at the State Capitol in Hartford, assembling to speak out against severe budget cuts proposed by the state's governor.

Embrace the stranger, promote welcome on Refugee Justice Sunday

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:22pm

United Church of Christ advocates are urging the church to become immersed in refugee justice, by displaying solidarity with refugees for Refugee Justice Sunday on June 18.

New UCC logo reflects, complements denomination's Purpose, Vision, Mission Statements

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 9:00am

Beginning with General Synod 2017 in Baltimore this summer, the United Church of Christ will begin the transition to a new logo for the denomination. 

UCC pastor shows love of neighbor by going to Iraq to work with women refugees

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 9:57am

A UCC pastor is heading to Iraq and refugee camps, to document empowerment work focused on helping women find a way to support themselves and their families.

A public proclamation, love of neighbor, draws attention in Minneapolis

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 4:30pm

A Minneapolis area church is proudly, publicly proclaiming love of neighbor at Pentecost as it to strives build a Just World for All. 

UCC leadership: An opportunity for which the church was born

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 10:02pm

This statement from the leadership of the United Church of Christ condemns President Donald Trump's decision to abandon the Paris Climate Accords. 

To the moon and back: 'Lunar Bible' gifted to UCC for preservation

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 3:12pm

A retired pastor and his spouse have given the United Church of Christ a gift that is out of this world. The Rev. Donald and Jo Anne Flick presented a rare item — a framed microfiche containing part of the Bible that was flown to the moon and back in 1971 — to the UCC for safekeeping.

UCC Immigration advocate protesting separation of families arrested at the White House

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 9:22am

The coordinator of the UCC Immigration Cooperative was one of three faith leaders in a group of 20 people arrested at the White House on Thursday, protesting the detention and pending deportation of a mother of two young children.

UCC advocates urge 'Stay the course on climate care,' despite U.S. withdrawal from Paris Accords

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 6:39pm

President Donald Trump is pulling the United States out of the Paris Climate Accords,  despite the voices of corporate America, some of his advisors and millions of earth care advocates around the country.

Lakota YouthStay program brings Native young people to Massachusetts for immersion experience

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 1:14pm

A cross-cultural immersion experience more than two years in the making will bring 10 young people from the Pine Ridge Oglala Lakota Reservation in southwest South Dakota to Medford, Mass., in late July.

Commentary: The President's Deeply Flawed Budget Request

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 1:00pm

President Trump recently sent to Congress his requests for the 2018 federal budget.

Local Church Ministries launches revised church grant process

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 7:00am

After an extensive collaboration with key leaders across the United Church of Christ to examine how faith communities are formed and planted, the denomination is ready to begin funding ministries that align with its vision of creating a just world for all.

Two General Synod resolutions take aim at economic inequality

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 3:25pm

The U.S. economy has essentially recovered from the recession of a decade ago, but not everyone in the country has enjoyed similar levels of prosperity. Two resolutions to the 31st General Synod of the United Church of Christ will address that issue by calling for steps aimed at creating a just economy with living wages.

'Be the Church' planning and assessment guide built to support mission, vitality

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 2:00pm

Building your congregation's mission around ways to "Be the Church" just got easier in the United Church of Christ with a new planning and assessment guide.

Pacific School of Religion seminarians get up-close look at putting faith in action

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 9:51am

Classes may have concluded for the semester at Pacific School of Religion, but applying knowledge is far from over for more than a dozen seminarians and recent graduates, now in Washington, D.C., learning how to put their faith in action.

'One Faith, One Lord, One Baptism' to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 11:00am

Three congregations in Massachusetts are joining together to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with worship, a service project and a concert.

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