Is God affected by our faithfulness?
Genesis 28:10-19a and Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24 * Wisdom of Solomon 12:13, 16-19 or Isaiah 44:6-8 and Psalm 86:11-17 * Romans 8:12-25 * Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
It's easy to see God on a mountaintop. But it's a lot harder to see God in the broken places.
AIDS researchers aboard downed Malaysian jet, promoting prayers at world summit
Move in the direction that leads to love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
The Rev. Stephen Boyd will be on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, July 22, to speak to government leaders about the importance of diversity in military chaplaincy.
Bethany Children’s Home, a UCC ministry serving children and families in need in Womelsdorf, Penn., northwest of Philadelphia, is one of the places young refugees have found safe harbor.
As part of an Interfaith Weekend of Compassion and Prayer for Unaccompanied Children, the United Church of Christ is urging members and congregations to take a moment during church services this Sunday, July 20, to pray for and stand in silent witness with thousands of young refugees fleeing violence and conflict in Central America and the groups throughout the country working to help them.
It takes a big person to own responsibility for tragedy as well as triumph.
The Federal Communications Commission is inundated with comments over its proposed rules on how information and data should flow across the internet. Cheryl Leanza, a policy advisor for the Office of Communications, Inc., is thrilled with the response.
The United Church of Christ’s quest for religious freedom is striking struck a chord with social media users on Facebook.
Such actions of compassion by grieving Israeli and Palestinian parents and expressions of hope and courage by Gazan youth remind us that peace is possible when cycles of retribution end, common humanity acknowledged, and anger is turned toward non-violent expressions.
When 16 women and children seeking refuge in the United States were dropped off by U.S. Border Patrol in the parking lot of a local Walmart, the pastor of Yuma United Church of Christ and six members of her small congregation were among a group of volunteers who provided them much-needed assistance well into the night.
There's more to life than brainpower.
A theologian, thinker and thought-provoker in the wider church is being remembered this week by his friends and former colleagues in the United Church of Christ. Willis Elliott, a distinguished UCC theologian, died on July 5.
People look at the outward appearance but God looks at the heart.
It’s fair to say that reaching out to assist others in the community is part of Naples United Church of Christ’s DNA. When the United Church of Christ announced a national literacy initiative, Naples UCC was one of the first churches to jump on board, recognizing literacy as a way to continue lifting up its neighbors, by helping in any way congregants can.
Every kindness is a refusal to live by the status quo.
This biblical text is on my top ten list of Bible verses to remember.
Genesis 25:19-34 and Psalm 119:105-112 * Isaiah 55:10-13 and Psalm 65:(1-8), 9-13 * Romans 8:1-11 * Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23