As the concept of bringing reusable bags to the grocery store catches on, many people still end up with stockpiles of the plastic ones. Instead of throwing them away, residents from Lake Prince Woods retirement community in Suffolk, VA, are putting them to good use.
In a continuing effort to reduce the United Church of Christ's $2.3 million budget deficit for the denomination's national offices, 12 full-time staff positions have been eliminated. This reduction in staff will have a significant impact on the church's deficit and is one of the first steps implemented to support a fiscal stability plan for the national setting, as approved by the Board of Directors at their meeting last month.
As the most powerful storm ever to make landfall battered the Philippines early Friday morning, United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries immediately reached out to partners in the country to offer assistance.
A diverse group of 30 people from across the life of the United Church of Christ came together at the denomination's headquarters in Cleveland to set the foundation for Extravagance UCC, a web-based congregation without geographic boundaries.
The UCC offers two programs that allow young adults the opportunity to transform their lives while transforming the world by participating in a multi-faceted training program designed to combine faithful service and social action.
A new term has come into common parlance these days: Facebook Envy. Researchers have found, and many people have experienced, that spending time on Facebook can make people more envious.
Since more than 70% of the earths surface is covered with water, one would think there would be an abundance of clean, safe drinking water. Sadly, that is not the case.
Having spent more than a week at the World Council of Churches 10th Assembly in South Korea, the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black is discovering how the ecumenical movement is source, a point of connection where the United Church of Christ as a denomination can relate spiritually and theologically with churches around the world.
Though we may suffer, succeed or fail, God’s unfailing love is everlasting.
Despojo. Dispossession. The people of El Garzal,Colombia, a community of 320 families in the municipality of Simit in southern Bolvar Province, were threatened with displacement from their land by a drug lord beginning in the 1980's and continuing into the 1990's.
Same-sex couples and their supporters across Illinois are rejoicing as their state is set to become the 15th to approve marriage equality for all.
In the eyes of the Rev. Sarah Campbell, the United Church of Christ is a quintessential part of the World Council of Churches because of the denomination’s history and formation, and its movement for justice and peace.
United Church of Christ Norwell in Norwell, Mass., is working to develop a ministry to reach out to young veterans and their families and provide them a safe place to overcome the unique challenges they face.
Sometimes, bringing a group of furious people together is not the answer.
The African National Prayer Breakfast in Congo Brazzaville was initiated in November 2008 and modeled after an event that was created during the Eisenhower administration. In the not so distant past, having a Christian prayer breakfast in Congo would not have been possible.
Each seminary affiliated with the United Church of Christ has met a majority of the criteria to be deemed a sexually healthy and responsible seminary by The Religious Institute.
The denominational makeup of the United Church of Christ is like a microcosm of the ecumenical movement of the World Council of Churches. The UCC is the only United and Uniting Church in the United States, and though it’s been seven years since United and Uniting Churches from all over the world gathered together, at the WCC 10th Assembly the denominations from that tradition are expressing a desire to remain connected with each other for the future.
In many places, and churches, today I hear people saying things like, "We don't believe in judgment."
After the 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Ya'an City in the Sichuan Province, on Monday, April 22, 2013, more than 2,000 aftershocks followed in the next few days.
A man with a pet rabbit at a Heifer International booth at Keystone United Church of Christ in Seattle, Wash., changed Eliza Penick's life and inspired a calling that Penick has been answering for more than 25 years.