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United Church of Christ Board honors retiring CHHSM CEO

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 1:00am
The Rev. Bryan Sickbert is ending one ministry when he retires at the end of the year, concluding more than two decades of service as president and CEO of the Council for Health and Human Services Ministry of the United Church of Christ. But in retirement, he’ll continue a personal ministry, planning to spend less time ‘doing’ and more time ‘being.’

Board nominates Moos to second term leading Wider Church Ministries

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 1:00am
In his first term as an executive in the United Church of Christ, the Rev. James A. Moos has felt energized through his daily work with committed and capable people. It is in that spirit that Moos, executive minister of the UCC Wider Church Ministries and co-executive of Global Ministries, is eager for a second term.

Celebrating a balanced budget for national setting in 2015

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 1:00am
For the first time in recent history, the national setting of the United Church of Christ will operate on a balanced budget in 2015, a big step toward fulfilling a promise for fiscal stability made last year by both the national officers of the church and the United Church of Christ Board.

Churches urged to get the facts on Ebola

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 1:00am
As the Ebola outbreak touches more people in our country, UCC leaders and health advocates are urging people of faith to arm themselves with the facts regarding this epidemic and respond as individuals and church communities are they are able.

Global Ministries reaches out to Philippines church after grenade attack

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 1:00am
The Rev. James A. Moos was “stunned and saddened” to learn that several people were hurt and three innocent people died after a church in the Philippines, an ecumenical partner of Global Ministries and the United Church of Christ was bombed.

Youth and Young Adults to experience General Synod, Cleveland in community

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:00am
The youth and young adults of the United Church of Christ will experience General Synod 2015 by exploring and engaging the Cleveland, Ohio, community in ways that strengthen their faith.

Lancaster Seminary to explore race and violence in forum on Ferguson

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:00am
As part of its commitment to compassionate engagement with contemporary issues, Lancaster Theological Seminary is hosting an open gathering of worship and education that will focus on issues of race and violence in communities.

Economic justice advocates envision new ways of connecting

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 1:00am
In an effort to enhance its economic justice ministries in all settings, the United Church of Christ hosted 30 diverse leaders from the life of the church in Cleveland.

Clergy push police lines, storm city hall, close stores as part of Moral Monday March for racial equality

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 1:00am
The UCC minister for youth advocacy and leadership formation was one of more than 50 clergy, civil rights activists and students arrested for acts of civil disobedience in the Greater St. Louis area on Moral Monday.

Newlyweds come home to marriage equality in North Carolina

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 1:00am
It didn't happen exactly as they hoped, except for the end result. When Kathi Smith and Lisa Cloninger return home from their honeymoon, their marriage will be recognized by the state of North Carolina.

UCC victorious in lawsuit as judge strikes down N.C. gay marriage ban

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:00am
A federal judge has struck down North Carolina’s marriage laws as unconstitutional, giving the United Church of Christ and its co-plaintiffs a monumental and historic victory for equality for all people.

UCC asks judge to strike down same-sex marriage ban in North Carolina

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:00am
The General Synod of the United Church of Christ and other co-plaintiffs in their landmark lawsuit against the state of North Carolina have asked a federal judge to pave the way for marriage equality in the state.

Moral march in Ferguson underscores justice for all

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 1:00am
Youth leaders of the United Church of Christ are taking a stand on the value of life, for the lives of all young people in the country.

Commentary: Yom Kippur

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 1:00am
Examining our own conscience and evaluating what we have done, or failed to do, is one good practice regardless of religion, church affiliation, or the lack of either. But does that happen enough, and how do we acknowledge our human imperfection?

UCC theologians call for civilian protection in Syrian airstrikes

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:00am
Two leading United Church of Christ theologians are spearheading an effort in the faith community, calling on President Barack Obama to fulfill his promise of protecting civilian lives while carrying out airstrikes in Syria.

Parker Lecture hits on legacy, future of communication

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:00am
Powerful remarks by Tom Wheeler, Federal Communications Commission Chairman, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., combined in perfect tribute to celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Everett Parker and the 50th anniversary of his ground-breaking petition to the FCC.

Celebrating Yvonne Delk and 40 years of service to UCC

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:00am
Ask the Rev. Yvonne Delk to recall her ordination and reflect on her four decades as a minister in the United Church of Christ, she’ll share the moment she was empowered to serve in faith.

A big day for love and the UCC in Oklahoma

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 1:00am
Marriage equality was celebrated 14 different ways at Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ in Oklahoma City on Monday, Oct. 6, just hours after the United States Supreme Court refused to take up the issue of same-sex marriage.

‘Parables’ addresses accessible and inclusive worship

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 1:00am
A UCC church in Minnesota is offering a unique opportunity to experience a worship idea that opens doors to all people. Wayzata Community United Church of Christ is inviting everyone to take part, by finding new ways to reinvigorate their congregations, actively including people with disabilities.

How One Read is building momentum for UCC literacy work in Illinois

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 1:00am
The time to act is now. That belief is fueling the Rev. Peggy McClanahan, pastor of Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ in Oak Lawn, Ill., to take the lead on literacy work during One Read – a six week all-church campaign to bring the denomination together, through reading and discussion, to make people of faith aware of illiteracy and act as agents for change in their community.