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UCC leaders support Episcopal Church in solidarity, prayer, love after censure by Anglican Communion

United Church of Christ - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 8:10pm

In response to a vote by the Anglican Communion, suspending the Episcopal Church from voting and decision-making for a period of three years, the national leaders of the United Church of Christ released a statement of support for the American denomination.

Commentary: Hold Space for Grace

United Church of Christ - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 2:00pm

Recently, I offered the pastoral charge at the installation of two Disciples of Christ colleagues.

The Word that Shapes Us

UCC Daily Devotional - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 11:00pm

Talitha Arnold

I'm grateful each week for this ancient benediction's power.

Connecticut church uses grant to add sign language interpreter

United Church of Christ - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 6:37pm

A Milford, Conn., congregation took the latest step at the beginning of this year to become even more open and accessible to those with hearing disabilities. On Jan. 3, the church offered its first monthly service with sign language interpretation.

Not Good

UCC Daily Devotional - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 11:00pm

Matt Laney

Although Adam enjoyed a stress-free existence in a tropical paradise, he was alone. For the first time, God looked at creation and said, "That's not good."

UCC policy advocates back Obama's State of the Union call for more bipartisanship in 2016

United Church of Christ - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 9:35pm

Sandy Sorensen, who directs the UCC Justice and Witness Ministries office on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., believes the president’s SOTU remarks were important to counter the anxiety that the American people might have that little can be accomplished in a presidential election year, as he highlighted some areas for bipartisan collaboration.

UCC policy advocates back Obama's State of the Union call for more bipartisanship in 2016

United Church of Christ - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 9:35pm

Sandy Sorensen, who directs the UCC Justice and Witness Ministries office on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., believes the president’s SOTU remarks were important to counter the anxiety that the American people might have that little can be accomplished in a presidential election year, as he highlighted some areas for bipartisan collaboration.

Spiritual music, hunger vigil highlight MLK weekend commemorations

United Church of Christ - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 12:54pm

In Florida, a United Church of Christ congregation is raising hunger awareness to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. And in California, a shared ministry is hosting a performance of historic black spirituals to honor of King's dream of a beloved community where all people are treated equally.

Hide it Under a Bucket, NO!

UCC Daily Devotional - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 11:00pm

Vince Amlin

Much of adulthood can seem like weaving a bushel basket around my lamp, tempering its dazzling radiance to a more respectable glow.

Dorhauer authors foreword to investigative article on religious liberty

United Church of Christ - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 3:08pm

The Rev. John Dorhauer has written the foreword to a major article on religious liberty in our country that investigates how the religious right in America is using the term "religious freedom" to infringe on people’s civil rights.

Advocates urge president to remember promise to close Guantanamo Bay

United Church of Christ - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 9:37am

Advocates who want to do away with the detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, see this year as their last chance to hold the President Barack Obama accountable to his pledge to close the prison and release any prisoners who are unjustly detained.

Why the Cross?

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

Vicki Kemper

"Why the cross?"

'Why I Protest' coming soon

United Church of Christ - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 2:00pm

The deaths of young African Americans at the hands of police have escalated the conversation about racial discrimination in this country. The voice of the United Church of Christ, which has been prominent in the conversation, is about to get louder. Plan to be part of first multimedia campaign of 2016 tied to the church’s core mission. 

The Reluctant Giver

UCC Daily Devotional - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 11:00pm

Jennifer Brownell

All due respect to the Apostle Paul, but I just don't agree with him.

January 10, 2016: Baptism of the Lord (Year C)

Lectionary Readings - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 3:00am
Isaiah 43:1-7 * Psalm 29 * Acts 8:14-17 * Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

One More Gift

UCC Daily Devotional - Sat, 01/09/2016 - 11:00pm

Quinn G. Caldwell

What was separated in time for the people in today's passage is usually smooshed together in baptisms these days.

Indoor Voice

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

Mary Luti

God has an indoor voice.

Building a platform to support UCC future mission

United Church of Christ - Fri, 01/08/2016 - 4:00pm

The UCC's ninth general minister and president has been in office for a little more than 100 days, laying the groundwork for what the Rev. John C. Dorhauer sees as the support platform for the future mission of the denomination. 

South Carolina disaster relief underway with help from UCC volunteers

United Church of Christ - Fri, 01/08/2016 - 12:38pm

A Pennsylvania couple, now disaster coordinators for the UCC Penn-Northeast Conference, is helping usher along a seven-person team that will travel to South Carolina to assist in the rebuilding effort — the first work team from the UCC on its way to the state after flooding in October claimed 19 lives and destroyed thousands of homes.

When Cells Differentiate

UCC Daily Devotional - Thu, 01/07/2016 - 11:00pm

Lillian Daniel

Cells differentiate, just like people do.

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