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After more than 20 years of leading the United Church of Christ’s Council for Health and Human Services Ministries, the Rev. Bryan Sickbert has announced his retirement as president and CEO of the ministry at the end of 2014.
Franklinton Center at Bricks connects college and elementary students for a Literacy Immersion Experience
For the past six years, students from Hood College have spent their spring breaks at Franklinton Center at Bricks serving and learning in various ways, and this year is no different, as seven students return March 9-14 for a service trip where they will instill the importance of reading in children ages 5 to 11.
Each year, the children, parents, grandparents and even great-grandparents of First Congregational Church in Westfield, N.J. spend the six weeks of Lent focusing on fighting hunger and ending poverty by partnering with Heifer International.
In commemoration of the 50-year anniversary of the Rev. Everett Parker’s petition to the FCC, event organizers from the United Church of Christ’s Office of Communication, Inc., will partner with the Newseum for this year’s Everett C. Parker Ethics in Telecommunications Lecture.
Recently, President Barack Obama announced a new White House initiative to benefit young men and boys of color named "My Brother's Keeper," which may radically change their lives - and this nation - for the better.
From each corner of the country and everywhere in between, members of the United Church of Christ and other ecumenical partners utilized Tuesday, March 4 as a day to lift up the social justice work church members engage in every day.
The United Church of Christ, in partnership with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ and the Unitarian Universalist Assocation, challenged everyone on March 4 to March Forth for justice. March Forth, the first annual, day-long campaign – is the first step in permanently raising awareness of a wide range of justice issues every March 4. In communities across the country, on the steps of a Colorado courthouse, and in local congregations, people made public witnesses for justice.
Young adult environmental activists will play an important role in the Central Pacific Conference's climate change event March 7-9.
UCC congregations will recognize the World Day of Prayer on March 7, a movement carried out by women in more than 170 countries around the world who come together each year to observe a common day of prayer.
The Lenten season is a time in the Christian calendar for people to connect, study, discuss, and worship. For 40 days, it will be a time for those things and more as the United Church of Christ’s geographically dispersed community of faith, Extravagance UCC, begins gathering this week in a new way of defining church in the 21st century.
United Church of Christ leaders planning Women’s Week are inviting women across the church to use social media to reach beyond the walls of their congregation, out to the wider world. That’s how Pilgrim-St. Luke UCC in Buffalo, N.Y., will celebrate women as part of its mission of becoming a church without walls, ministering to people wherever they are.
Leaders of the United Church of Christ returned this week from three days together of strengthening their relationship and the ways they’ll collaborate on a common vision that leads the church toward a bold and new future.
Members of the United Church of Christ and the Unitarian Universalist Association will stand in a public display of support for Colorado's same-sex couples and their right to marry the person they love during an ecumenical March Forth action on Tuesday, March 4.
When the United Church of Christ’s Council for Health and Human Services Ministry celebrated its 75th anniversary last year, CHHSM leadership promised another strong 75 years of service. At the 76th annual meeting this month, CHHSM will explore that future with two keynote speakers guiding the gathering through discussions of cross-generation diversity and non-profit fundraising.
Support for marriage equality in Texas may be small in scope compared with other regions of the country, but for select leaders of the United Church of Christ, Wednesday was a great day for equality of all Texans.
March Forth on March 4 for justice in this country and around the world. Join the United Church of Christ, the Unitarian Universalist Association, and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) as we call attention to the testimonies of many who have boldly expressed their religious conviction for justice and the common good.
Just two days into the Fast for Families Across America bus tour, members of the United Church of Christ are leading the charge from the front lines.
Members of the United Church of Christ assembled by the dozens Monday night outside the Arizona Statehouse in Phoenix, joining almost 1,500 people to deliver a clear message to their representatives and governor. Their plea is to prevent a bill presented as protection for religious freedom from becoming a doorway for discrimination.
The United Church of Christ and the United Church of Canada have decided to meet in Cleveland in June to continue to lay the groundwork between the two churches in a move toward a full communion agreement.
This year marks the fourth Ecumenical Lenten Carbon Fast, an initiative of the UCC which provides participants the opportunity to recognize this time of repentance, fasting, and prayer through actions that benefit Mother Earth.