Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 and Psalm 8 * Romans 5:1-5 * John 16:12-15
As a child, John Williams dreamed of visiting the places where missionaries are sent. His dream came true as he joined a Global Ministries’ pilgrimage to Mbandaka in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and found much more depth of meaning than in his dream.
Dominion over that which we do not value and respect turns into destruction.
Writers from as far as Illinois, Texas, and even Florida came in large numbers to the Pilgrim Press Writers Conference to learn from some of the best in the business about sharpening their craft and how to succeed at telling their stories.
Most churches tend to be churches of one person of the Trinity or another.
Global Ministries has partnered with the Thai Burma Border Consortium (TBBC) since 1976 to help provide safe living conditions for refugees fleeing the violence in Myanmar.
As the nation celebrates the Memorial Day holiday, pastors of the United Church of Christ and their congregations may take some time Sunday to commemorate the work and sacrifice of the men and women in the United States military.
I snapped a few pictures from a safe distance and soon wandered off past the sign that said, "Hold the Snake for $5."
A pastor at a UCC congregation in Washington, D.C., also got involved in the Haitian recovery effort. The Rev. Graylan Hagler worked with a group of Haitian lawyers to bring clean water to the country without compromising the environment.
The new policy, which allows gay and bisexual members, but continues to exclude gay and bisexual leaders, was voted on by 1,400 BSA National Council members at the organization's annual meeting May 23 and passed by a vote of 68 percent for to 31 percent against.
Sharon Temple, a New Orleans native and interim pastor at Central St. Matthew, was recently told by a local media organization that it could not produce an advertisement for the church because of the congregation’s stances and its acceptance of LGBT members.
The world is a little greener than it was more than 55 days ago, thanks to scores of United Church of Christ congregations and Mission 4/1 Earth. The evidence can be found growing in backyards, church gardens, neighborhood parks, national forests, and global communities – thousands of new trees planted as part of the one-church environmental initiative.
The flowered crown God weaved for us in the beginning is a perfect fit, our dignity is immense, and our glory astonishes the angels.
When the United Church of Christ asked for donations in 2010 for earthquake relief in Haiti, the denomination's members responded with a generous $4.5 million in aid to help a struggling people.
Two leaders from the United Church of Christ are venturing to the Middle East this week to offer any assistance they can to the millions of people affected by the Syrian Civil War.
If you pray, pray more than ever today, for many people in the town of Moore are unable to utter a single word to God in their shock and sorrow.
Numerous UCC congregations throughout the country have seen and benefited from the results from congregation-based community organizing.
Just days before the Boy Scouts of America vote on a policy that would allow membership of LGBT youth but continue to exclude LGBT leaders, the BSA’s Connecticut Yankee Council publically announced its acceptance of all youth and adults, regardless of sexual orientation.
With the eyes of the nation looking toward Oklahoma in the wake of a deadly and devastating tornado Monday night, the United Church of Christ is offering prayers and support, beginning to coordinate relief efforts in the affected areas of Oklahoma City and Moore, Okla.
Native pollinators, like bees and butterflies, are being threatened by habitat loss, disease and pesticide use, but pollinator-friendly gardens help their populations grow.