What kind of house is the next generation of your church going to find when they move in?
On Wednesday, June 25, advocates from the United Church of Christ and a number of immigrant rights groups will rally together to support the Tulio family in their time of desperation by accompanying Tulio to submit one more request for a stay of removal and offering him sanctuary at Shadow Rock UCC in Phoenix.
Jesus is focused not on how we think or feel, but on how we act.
Instead of waiting on a federal court in North Carolina to rule on General Synod of the UCC v. Cooper, Church of the Holy Spirit Fellowship, drove up from Winston-Salem, N.C., to attend the Fellowship of Affirming Ministries East Coast Regional Conference in New York City -- with the intention of performing a wedding or two.
After a series of motions, the people and the churches involved in the landmark lawsuit General Synod of the United Church of Christ v. Cooper now await the legal system to restore religious freedom to clergy in North Carolina.
It’s never too late to right a wrong. With that idea in mind, the South Dakota Conference of the United Church of Christ and the Dakota Association came together in a moment that embodies continuous reconciliation, with the conference returning the deeds to eight parcels of land that belong to the association.
Start where you are. Love your home place more than any other.
The General Synod Planning Committee is sending out a call for workshops across the wider church, looking to select the best of the bunch to educate, inform and inspire delegates and visitors during the denomination’s biennial event in 2015.
This devotional is a reminder that, as people of faith, we need to watch our words—whether they are spoken from a pulpit or in an intimate moment.
Genesis 21:8-21 and Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17 * Jeremiah 20:7-13 and Psalm 69:7-10, (11-15), 16-18 * Romans 6:1b-11 * Matthew 10:24-39
Too often the Christian life is presented as something fairly undemanding, worthy of little serious effort, not really important enough to be costly.
At home we thank God before dinner. We join hands around the table and pray. Nothing elaborate, but it happens religiously. But not in restaurants. I don't pray in restaurants.
The United Church of Christ’s national staff in Cleveland welcomed campaign organizers from “Why Marriage Matters Ohio” on Thursday, June 19, to share a meal and to share stories that lift up the LGBT community in Ohio.
The stories of the early disciples remind me that there has always been a cost for those who wish to tell the truth about who they are, and what they believe.
As part of a commitment to higher education, and to build on a historic relationship, United Church of Christ members have a unique opportunity to advance their learning at one of the denomination’s religiously-affiliated universities at no cost.
To solve the growing crisis in Iraq, we must call upon our leaders to put differences aside and, as people of faith, we need to start setting a better example within our own churches.
The UCC's Beatitudes Wall, a paint-on-canvas banner by artist Corita Kent, will be the centerpiece of an exhibit this summer at Cleveland's Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).
Shortly before the birth of my nephew, my sister left a voicemail saying that she and her partner had a question about circumcision. Assuming her query was theological, I reread Galatians and made some notes on arguments for and against.
The partnership between the UCC and the Fuller Center is poised to grow even further after a visit by nearly 50 bicyclists from the Fuller Center to the UCC Church House as they came through Cleveland on Wednesday, June 18.
The trademark decision comes on the heels of the Central Atlantic Conference's unanimous vote calling on the Washington franchise to change its name and for a boycott by the Conference's 40,000 members of the team's games and gear.