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UCC Daily Devotional - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 11:00pm

Vicki Kemper

True success—the capacity to love, liberate, and empower—is an inside-out, bottom-up job.

Central Atlantic Conference calls acting minister on short-term basis

United Church of Christ - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 7:51am

Following the sudden death of conference minister the Rev. John Deckenback last month, the Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ is turning to the Rev. Sheldon Culver as acting minister as the conference prepares to ramp up a search process for an interim minister.

Why I Don't Believe in Karma

UCC Daily Devotional - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 11:00pm

Emily C. Heath

I believe grace comes when we least expect it.

Effort to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline moves to D.C. District Court

United Church of Christ - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 3:13pm

Tribal leaders who traveled by bus from the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation in North Dakota to a U.S District courthouse in Washington, D.C., were joined by advocates from the United Church of Christ in a public demonstration of solidarity against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Cornerstone Fund CEO Gordon Gilles announces retirement

United Church of Christ - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 3:05pm

Gordon Gilles is retiring as president and CEO of the Cornerstone Fund, concluding 21 years of service to that ministry of the United Church of Christ.

Inherit

UCC Daily Devotional - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 11:00pm

Quinn G. Caldwell

You might think your inheritance is something that will come to you from someone else with more than you. 

Oh Baby!

UCC Daily Devotional - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 11:00pm

I think of God's glee when, after countless hard landings, we finally nail it.

Commentary: Awakening the Nation with Action against Pipeline

United Church of Christ - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 1:19pm

Collegium Statement of Solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation

UCC leaders speak out in opposition to Dakota Access pipeline

United Church of Christ - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 1:05pm

Future construction of a controversial crude oil pipeline in North Dakota is being challenged in court this week by Native American nations and environmental organizations, with the public support of the national officers and conference leaders of the United Church of Christ.

Choosing a New Church or House of Worship

Pew Forum Religious News Headlines - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 8:50am
About half of U.S. adults have looked for a new religious congregation at some point in their lives, most commonly because they have moved.

1. The search for a new congregation

Pew Forum Religious News Headlines - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 8:50am
To find a church or house of worship that is right for them, many Americans say they attend services with congregations they are considering and talk to current members, friends or colleagues about recommending a house of worship. By comparison, fewer people use the internet or make phone calls to prospective congregations. This may be […]

Methodology

Pew Forum Religious News Headlines - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 8:50am
The analysis in this report is based on telephone interviews among a national sample of 5,000 adults. These respondents were originally among the 35,071 who were interviewed in the national telephone survey that served as the centerpiece of the Pew Research Center’s 2014 Religious Landscape Study; they were subsequently recontacted and asked additional questions. This […]

2. Religious attendance fluid for many Americans

Pew Forum Religious News Headlines - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 8:50am
More than a quarter of Americans (27%) say they currently attend religious services at least once or twice a month, but that there was once a time in their adult lives when they attended less regularly than they do now. And more than one-in-five adults (22%) say they currently attend religious services infrequently or never […]

Acknowledgments

Pew Forum Religious News Headlines - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 8:50am
The Religious Landscape Study and this report were made possible by The Pew Charitable Trusts, which received support for the project from Lilly Endowment Inc. This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director of Research Alan Cooperman, Director […]

UCC social media manager recognized by Cleveland business journal

United Church of Christ - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 7:00am

With each post and tweet, Marchae Grair is spreading the word, amplifying the bold, public voice of the United Church of Christ, and her work is attracting attention. Grair, the social media manager for the UCC national office, is being recognized by an area business publication as one of the top young professionals making a mark in their fields in Northeast Ohio.

Too Much of What We Want

UCC Daily Devotional - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 11:00pm

Kenneth L. Samuel

Often, it is not denial that chastens us, but permission.

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