An Atlanta congregation that went after creation care in a big way last spring is still reaping the rewards of its efforts for Mission 4/1 Earth. Kirkwood United Church of Christ has been awarded the Light Award by Georgia Interfaith Power and Light for excellence in environmental education.
In what is considered to be a blow to environmental activists everywhere, a U.S. State Department report concluded last week that the creation of the Keystone XL Pipeline would not have significant effects on climate change. But United Church of Christ activists are calling for the pipeline's opponents to ramp up their efforts during the environmental impact report's 30-day public comment period that ends March 7.
The eco-friendly cleaning service in Lompoc, Calif., has been chosen as a finalist for Green America's People & Planet Award, given to companies with a commitment to sustainable business practices that help create green, healthy homes.
True wisdom is an awareness of our limits.
At its core, the UCC's Young Adult Service Communities program is all about changing lives and changing the world. Through the year-long program, interns have an opportunity to change the lives of people around them through their commitment to service, while changing their own lives by blending service work with their faith.
A United Church of Christ minister who served the church in various settings for seven decades, known for his love of life and creative storytelling through film, is remembered for his support of the Civil Rights Movement and opposition of the Vietnam War. The Rev. William Wimer III died on Jan. 14 at age 96.
Joining the Moral March on Raleigh is not only for the support of justice in North Carolina. It is a voice for justice that will be heard in Florida, in South Carolina, in Georgia, and all over the world.
I have to start taking the golden calf around with me more in the car.
Fast for Families Across America has finalized the list of cities in which the bus tour will stop during its 66-day trek across the country for immigration reform, and interested UCC congregations are already making plans to take part.
Are you some kind of socialist, Jesus?
Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.
Three officers of the United Church of Christ plan to stand with several thousand citizens of North Carolina on Saturday, at the forefront of a grassroots effort for change. Together they and other members of the wider church join a call for justice and fairness from the North Carolina legislature, as part of a Moral March on Raleigh the morning of Feb. 8.
The Rev. Ivy Beckwith, team leader of the UCC Faith Formation Ministry, thinks everybody has it within them to radically change the church approach to faith formation. She shares her ideas in this conversation.
For thus says the Lord, the God of Israel…
Micah 6:1-8 * Psalm 15 * 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 * Matthew 5:1-12
Malachi 3:1-4 * Psalm 84 or Psalm 24:7-10 * Hebrews 2:14-18 * Luke 2:22-40
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God."
And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses who were talking with Jesus.
The woman who helped found what is known today as the United Church of Christ Disabilities Ministries lives on in the minds of those who knew her as a groundbreaker, a woman of courage and passion. She happened to live with Cerebral Palsy, but taught those around her that people with disabilities are worthy of a place in the church.
On the surface, the open house event for a photo exhibit at Lake Oswego United Church of Christ in Oregon may not seem like an essential step toward marriage equality. However, the Rev. Jennie Ott, pastor at Lake Oswego UCC, believes each opportunity to discuss the freedom to marry for all people is vital and will pay off during the election season. That’s when LGBT supporters have the chance to vote the state’s same-sex marriage ban out of the constitution.