The UCC Justice and Witness Ministries office in Washington, D.C., has participated in Ecumenical Advocacy Days since the event began 12 years ago. This year, the office once again has an important role to play, as it convenes UCC members and the ecumenical community to up a vision of a peaceful world.
The installation of an audio hearing system inside First Congregational United Church of Christ, a 185-member congregation in Madison, Wis., came with a hefty price tag. But the fact that several members with hearing problems can now hear the worship service more clearly than ever before has made it worthwhile, as it helps First Congregational fulfill its quest of being a place that is accessible to everyone.
A United Church of Christ executive who is a tireless advocate for inclusivity has several thoughts on the death of the founding pastor of a church known for its anti-gay stance and public witness against UCC values.
If Jesus planned his travel by algorithm, he could have skipped Samaria entirely. Siri would have rerouted him.
The United Church of Christ Board of Directors concluded its regularly scheduled spring meeting last weekend in Cleveland, focused on the future of the church.
It is time to reclaim our streets, schools, and workplaces from the threat of gun violence, and it is time to reclaim the power of our vote from narrow special interests that seek to block even modest, common-sense measures to prevent gun violence.
If you take a group of committed young church members, and add ingenuity and cooperation to a 30-hour fast, the equation equals a great gift of more than $5,000 to the UCC One Great Hour of Sharing Offering from First Church, Simsbury, Conn. United Church of Christ.
Nothing matters more than mercy.
The UCC’s national offices in Cleveland have been in possession of a painting, possibly since the 1960s, that shares a message of love and faith, which was displayed at the World’s Fair 50 years ago.
Sometimes young people are even more ideologically inflexible and even more certain of the course to take than older people.
National leaders of the United Church of Christ have diligently worked to reduce a deficit of more than $2.3 million in 2014, and now they’ll have some guidance along the way. The United Church of Christ Board, which recently concluded three days of meetings in Cleveland, is stepping in to work alongside the UCC officers to prioritize the mission of the national setting of the denomination into the future.
Reinhold Niebuhr once wrote, Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope.
UCC biennial gathering in 2015 in Cleveland to reflect on "Unexpected Places," while General Synod 2017 headed to Baltimore.
One thing I’m routinely struck by in Scripture is that God transforms the perils of life that surround us into something better.
Genesis 12:1-4a * Psalm 121 * Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 * John 3:1-17 or Matthew 17:1-9
People always ask me, can you give me a scripture to read about Worry?
I suddenly realized I never had the faintest notion what it feels like to be truly ostracized by an entire community and I still don't.
The United Church of Christ is ready to take the next step in inclusive scouting. The United Church of Christ Board is supporting an open dialogue with the Boys Scouts of America.
Not going to church because of all the hypocrites is like not going to the gym because of all the out of shape people.
The first annual Common Ground on the Border, taking place March 13-15, will utilize visual art, lectures, film, song, and the written word to highlight the intersection of the faith world and the folk world and stimulate conversations that will lead attendees to a common ground.