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Corpus Christi congregation aids disaster distribution on Texas coast

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 12:42pm

A United Church of Christ congregation in Corpus Christi is supplying a disaster distribution center in Port Aransas with much needed supplies in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, supported by the assistance of the wider church.

UCC clergy lead protest denouncing Nashville Statement outside Chicago evangelical school

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 9:41am

A coalition of United Church of Christ pastors, part of an ecumenical group of protestors in Chicago, publicly showed their disagreement with the Nashville Statement by bringing their message to the doors of Moody Bible Institute.

Trio of conferences, approaching One Staff model, select conference minister candidate

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 2:13pm

Rev. Brigit Stevens was chosen as the candidate to lead the Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Conferences, which have explored — for the better part of two years — a creative way of moving together to enhance their direct ministry, thereby strengthening their covenant while maintaining their autonomy.

North Carolina churches' stand against hate spurs sanctuary discussion

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 9:00am

Two UCC churches in the Raleigh N.C. area are taking the lead in a discussion and training session around sanctuary this weekend, each hosting one of two workshops that will give interested faith communities an opportunity to network, hear testimony about the need for sanctuary, and discern best practices.

Texas congregation returns home for worship after Hurricane Harvey flood

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:45pm

A major hurricane, followed by flooding that brought raging water halfway up their front doors, didn't wash out a small Texas congregation 25 miles northwest of Houston for long. Christ United UCC in Cypress returned to their fellowship hall for worship on Sunday.

Irma makes devastating impact on South Florida

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 5:18pm

United Church of Disaster Ministries teams are reaching out to pastors and congregations across the entire peninsula of South Florida, as all involved try to assess the damage left behind by Hurricane Irma

Ohio UCC church is home Sunday for Florida family escaping Hurricane Irma 

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 5:00pm

A family from Florida drives north to Ohio, where they find welcome from Trinity UCC in Tiffin as they escape Hurricane Irma's destructive path.

UCC leaders join with faith community to denounce DACA decision and white supremacy

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 4:22pm

In an expression of love for their neighbors, leaders of the United Church of Christ are joining more than 180 national Christian leaders in a unified voice to stand with 800,000 Dreamers and rebuke the decision by the Trump administration to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Disaster Ministries launches Hurricane Irma appeal, immersed in Harvey recovery

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 3:13pm

The UCC Disaster Ministries team is being stretched this week, effectively responding to two devastating hurricanes — the aftermath of Harvey and horrific floods on the ground in Texas and Louisiana and the current chaos Irma is bringing, leaving unprecedented destruction and a rising death toll in the Caribbean, with a pending strike of South Florida.

Commentary: Where Is the Hope?

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 1:00pm

As I write, residents of Texas are beginning the long process of recovery from Hurricane Harvey.

UCC president supports statements of North Carolina pastor who denounced white supremacy

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:00pm

UCC General Minister and President the Rev. John Dorhauer speaks out in support of a North Carolina pastor who resigned his position because of the attention his remarks against white supremacy and racism have focused on his church.

UCC leaders saddened, angered by DACA elimination

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 5:08pm

The leaders of the United Church of Christ will continue to stand with and speak out on behalf of more than 800,000 young people in this country who have applied for and received protection from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a program eliminated today by the Trump administration.

Texas churches reaching out to support neighbors flooded out by Harvey

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 11:01am

Churches across Texas are banding together to get the people of the Houston and coastal areas ravaged by Hurricane Harvey what they need most right now — cash, clean up buckets, hygiene kits, and gift cards.

Looking back at 10 significant moments at General Synod 2017

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 7:00am

A look back at 10 significant moments from Baltimore — where the UCC began shaping a just world for all at General Synod 31.

UCC congregations, organizations heeding call to help after Harvey

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 10:00pm

They may be separated from the people in Texas and Louisiana who have been hit hard by Harvey by thousands of miles, but members of the wider United Church of Christ want those suffering to know that they stand with them, and will do all they can to help them recover.

UCC pastor sends love, prayers and postcards to Nashville Statement signers

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 2:44pm

Countless people across the United Church of Christ and other progressive denominations were troubled and angered when the Nashville Statement was released Tuesday by a coalition of conservative Christians, but a UCC pastor in Michigan took matters into her own hands, for the love of her neighbors.

Donations, clean-up kits among most pressing needs in Hurricane Harvey aftermath

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 2:35pm

For individuals and congregations across the United Church of Christ wondering how they can help the victims affected by Hurricane Harvey… disaster coordinators are urging them to assemble cleanup buckets and to send donations to the denomination's emergency appeal — two components that will be crucial to the long-term recovery from the storm's destruction.

Commentary: With Hurricane Harvey, a Compassion Deficit and Trump's Paris Problem

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 1:00pm

When hurricanes or floods strike, we often witness a remarkable mobilization of compassion through charitable giving and volunteerism.

UCC leaders respond with a message of love, inclusiveness to ‘Nashville Statement'

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 4:40pm

The leadership of the United Church of Christ is denouncing the "Nashville Statement" by reasserting the inclusive positions adopted by the General Synod that celebrate the diversity of humanity.

 

California church sanctuary vote draws protests

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 4:00pm

They knew it wouldn't be a popular idea in their Southern California community. But the members of Menifee United Church of Christ voted after worship Aug. 27 to become a sanctuary church. And if the congregants weren't sure members of their community were in opposition to their decision, the protest outside their building Sunday morning proved it.

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