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New Living Legacy resource helps churches with closure

United Church of Christ - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 11:34am

Research shows that nine churches close every day throughout the United States. To help guide congregations thought this often difficult process, the United Church of Christ has introduced a new resource for churches facing the prospect of closure.

East Jerusalem school educates underprivileged Palestinian children

United Church of Christ - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 11:09am

In East Jerusalem, there is a school with a mandate to help educate children who come from underprivileged Palestinian families. Since its founding in 1952 as a school for girls, Rawdat El-Zuhur has worked to empower the youth of East Jerusalem and the West Bank.

The Ecstatic Truth

UCC Daily Devotional - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 11:00pm

Matt Fitzgerald

We need more than facts. We need the truth that beats like a heartbeat beneath every fact, the truth that no proof can grasp.

North Dakota clergy address climate change during two-day energy tour

United Church of Christ - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 8:15am

To educate clerics from throughout North Dakota about the energy issues in their state, the conference minister of the Northern Plains Conference of the United Church of Christ invited an ecumenical group of 25 clergy on a two-day Faith Leaders Energy Tour.

New Things

UCC Daily Devotional - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 11:00pm

Emily C. Heath

I believe that the church that exists at the end of my life will look radically different than the one that exists now. That does not scare me. That excites me.

Global Ministries partners work to empower youth, women in West Bank

United Church of Christ - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 12:20pm

Within the Palestinian community in the West Bank, there is a growing movement, providing and empowering women and children to stand up for their rights. That's because Palestinians are recognizing that women have a voice in calling for an end to the occupation, and that children will be the ones in the future who must work to ease tensions with the Israeli government.

Mid-East delegation learns how reading changes lives in Egypt

United Church of Christ - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 12:00pm

Through a partnership with Global Ministries—the shared ministry between the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)—the Coptic Evangelic Organization of Social Services in Cairo has aligned with the UCC in the global component of Reading Changes Lives, the denomination's all-church literacy initiative, to help Egyptians make a better life for themselves.

Mid-East delegation learns how reading changes lives in Egypt

United Church of Christ - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 12:00pm

Through a partnership with Global Ministries—the shared ministry between the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)—the Coptic Evangelic Organization of Social Services in Cairo has aligned with the UCC in the global component of Reading Changes Lives, the denomination's all-church literacy initiative, to help Egyptians make a better life for themselves.

Youth group bringing thousands of books to Synod to change lives through literacy

United Church of Christ - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 8:26am

An Ohio youth group is supporting the UCC literacy initiative, Reading Changes Lives, in thousands of ways, collecting boxes of books to “Stuff the Bus” at YouthRead, part of Youth and Young Adults @ General Synod.

No Body Like This Body

UCC Daily Devotional - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 11:00pm

Matt Laney

An absent pastor is sometimes the best thing that can happen to a church (and the pastor).