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Fear Cannot Take the Lead

UCC Daily Devotional - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 11:00pm

Kaji Douša

Fear cannot take the lead for any of our major advances.

NYE 2016 culminates after a week of faith, fun in Florida

United Church of Christ - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 3:14pm

We Believe in UCC Youth.

Wisconsin church cleans up, winning July 'Be the Church of the Month' contest with Laundry Love

United Church of Christ - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 10:36am

Ebenezer UCC in Sheboygan, Wisc., which has created a ministry of love and fellowship at a local laundromat, is named the winner of the July 'Be the Church of the Month' contest for its 'Care for the Poor'.

NYE Youth leader loses long hair to put a smile on a sick child's face

United Church of Christ - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 9:39am

Dan Hitzemann, a youth chaperone from Illinois, lost a lot of grey hair this week. He was the first guy to sit down for a haircut at the Locks of Love Hair Salon at the UCC National Youth Event at Disney World.

Mouth Guard

UCC Daily Devotional - Sun, 07/31/2016 - 11:00pm

Tony Robinson

There is a time to speak up and to speak out; and there is a time to be quiet, to refrain from speaking — even though we may wish with all that is in us to speak.

July 31, 2016: Proper 13 (18) (Year C)

Lectionary Readings - Sun, 07/31/2016 - 1:00am
Hosea 11:1-11 and Psalm 107:1-9, 43 * Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23 and Psalm 49:1-12 * Colossians 3:1-11 * Luke 12:13-21

Getting There

UCC Daily Devotional - Sat, 07/30/2016 - 11:00pm

Molly Baskette

My husband and I have a little in-phrase. "We're getting there," we have said to each other, at least 4,167 times in our 21 years together.

Sing Once, Pray Twice, or Just Sing Already

UCC Daily Devotional - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 11:00pm

Lillian Daniel

"He who sings, prays twice," said the great church reformer Martin Luther. I've always thought that was kind of unfair to the people who don't like to sing.

Clergy call to bring marginalized into political focus this election season

United Church of Christ - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 5:54pm

Just as they did a week earlier in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention, a group of interfaith clergy took to Philadelphia's streets during the Democratic National Convention to call on political leaders to look past rhetoric and instead focus on relieving the burdens on society's most vulnerable.

Pastor as Pointer

UCC Daily Devotional - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 11:00pm

Matt Laney

Surely no one in your church has the current or former minister on a pedestal so high they block out the cross.

Commentary: Seeking Answers: It's Time to Allow Federal Government to Research Gun Violence Epidemic

United Church of Christ - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 12:00pm

“Why are so many people dying from senseless gun violence?”

Check Please!

UCC Daily Devotional - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 11:00pm

Vince Amlin

I have a friend who insists on paying for everything.

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