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UCC leaders laud award from Clinton foundation to Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 1:00am
The foundation of a former First Family will recognize the Florida-based human rights organization, and one of the biggest tomato producers in the United States, for its groundbreaking justice work.

Commentary: Love Never Fails

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 1:00am
Today marks the anniversary of Margaret Smith’s historic election in 1948 as Maine’s first woman U.S. Senator, a position she would keep until 1973, making her the longest-serving Republican woman in the Senate.

OC, Inc. continues the fight for net neutrality

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:00am
The Office of Communication, Inc. (OC, Inc.) spearheaded the latest action on behalf of faith-based groups in asking the Federal Communications Commission to adopt the strongest possible rules that would prohibit any pay-for-priority access online.

Thousands from UCC to take to NY streets, part of People's Climate March

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 1:00am
The final pieces of preparation are coming together for thousands of United Church of Christ advocates descending upon Manhattan this week to join tens of thousands in the largest climate march in history.

Solar panels at Mexican hospice could help care for patients

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:00am
The ministers of A Church Alive United Church of Christ in North Hollywood, Calif., came up with a plan to install solar panels at the facility to cut down on utility costs, freeing up funds to feed and provide medication to patients.

UCC Disaster Ministries to send $35,000 to flooded areas of Kashmir

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:00am
The United Church of Christ’s Disaster Ministries is moving quickly to help the people of India, where rising waters and a monsoon have killed almost 500 this week and are threatening about 1.5 million people.

UCC president to join Unitarians in call for immigration awareness

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:00am
The Rev. Geoffrey Black, the UCC's general minister and president, will stand with partners from the Unitarian Universalist Association this weekend to keep the immigration issue in front of churches and the public.

Earth care fuels the People's Climate Train across the country

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:00am
UCC members will be among nearly 200 people taking the People's Climate Train from Emeryville, Calif., to New York City for the People's Climate March on Sept. 21.

Commentary: A Heart at Peace

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 1:00am
Each year as the anniversary of September 11 rolls around, we are reminded of the human potential for evil.

UCC leaders against airstrikes, arming opposition to end Islamic State threat

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 1:00am
As President Barack Obama prepares to outline his plan for dealing with an extremist group in the Middle East, leaders and area executives of the United Church of Christ renewed their call to government leaders not to pursue military action in Syria and Iraq.

Colorado UCC joins coalition to provide sanctuary to immigrant families facing deportation

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 1:00am
In an effort to more deeply affirm its solidarity with the country's immigrants and prevent the separation of immigrant families, Chadash Community UCC is one of five Colorado faith communities forming the Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition.

Search Committee formed to begin seeking new General Minister and President

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 1:00am
A search committee of 18 members, confirmed by the board, is now in place, ready to tap the next executive to lead the UCC into the future.

UCC Youth Minister Middleton honored by national publication

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 1:00am
Waltrina Middleton is all about young people -- shining the light on the gifts of youth and the blessings they bring to the wider church. This month, the light is shining on the UCC Youth Minister, recognized by Rejuvenate magazine in the August/September issue for the work she is doing in youth ministry.

Mission trip to offer solidarity with Honduran LGBT community

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 1:00am
Imagine living in fear of assault, persecution or rape for being gay -- or worse yet, being murdered for loving someone of the same gender. The people in the LGBT community in Honduras live with this grim reality.

Four preachers to lift up ‘the unexpected’ at General Synod 2015

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 1:00am
When the General Synod of the United Church of Christ gathers next summer in Cleveland, delegates and visitors will celebrate the “Unexpected Places” they find God. To help illuminate those unexpected places, a quartet of pastors and theologians from the UCC and partners will unveil, in their own words, where the StillSpeaking God is found each day.

PATHWAYS Theological Education program appeals to nontraditional students seeking careers in ministry

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 1:00am
The mission of PATHWAYS is to bring together the best of traditional theological education and the contemporary experiences of the church toward new ministry models by offering affordable, accessible and high-quality theological education to lay and authorized leaders.

Call to General Synod 30 - Come to Cleveland

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 1:00am
Cleveland is once again becoming a very special place. Not only is it home to the UCC national offices, it is also the site of the upcoming Thirtieth General Synod of the United Church of Christ. Yes! The General Synod of the UCC will take place in Cleveland, Ohio, June 26-30, 2015, and you are invited! Together we will build beloved community around the theme, "Unexpected Places" -- finding God in "Unexpected Places."

Wisconsin, Indiana same-sex marriage rulings upheld by federal appeals court

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 1:00am
The Seventh Circuit Court unanimously ruled on Thursday, Sept. 4, that the two states wrongly discriminate against LGBT people by restricting their right to marry.

UCC supports fast-food protestors around the country calling for a living wage

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 1:00am
If the line at your local fast-food restaurant is a little slow today, it’s because employees in more than 100 cities across the country are serving up protests on Thursday, Sept. 4.

Churches ready to kick off UCC literacy initiative with One Read

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 1:00am
Congregations across the United Church of Christ are gearing up for the all-church literacy initiative, which begins next week, and runs through General Synod 2015. The denomination is kicking off the project with ‘One Read’ on Sept. 8, 2014, National Literacy Day, as a commitment to helping adults and children overcome illiteracy and make the most of life’s opportunities.