December 19, 2014
- Surprised by the news this week that the United States would end five decades of sanctions against Cuba, leaders of the United Church of Christ are looking forward to an opportunity to work more closely partners from the island nation.
- The National Officers of the United Church of Christ are lauding President Obama's decision to resume full diplomatic relations with Cuba, which includes opening a United States embassy in Havana for the first time in more than a half-century.
December 18, 2014
- First Congregational United Church of Christ is located in the heart of the small town of Crete, Neb., so when disaster strikes, the church is always one of the first groups to open its doors and lend a hand.
- To urge the congregation to be active in the reflection and contemplation of Advent, Park Avenue Christian Church United Church of Christ has launched a living Advent calendar, which offers a new reflection to ponder each day of the season.
- UCC congregations engage with homeless residents during coldest months and throughout the year.
- It is hard to feel not afraid in a world so in need of hope, of peace, but let me offer what I experience as a sign of hope for all of us. That chorus of angels is filling the streets of Ferguson and New York.
December 17, 2014
- A decision by the Pension Boards-United Church of Christ, Inc., will allow the transgender community access to broader insurance coverage at the turn of the New Year. The new benefit will make the United Church of Christ one of the first mainline churches to offer coverage for transgender-specific health services and other treatment related to gender transition.
December 16, 2014
- Special UCC services offer support for those who are alone or experiencing pain in their lives during the holiday season.
- The nation’s capital has been the center of public demonstrations about police shootings, school shootings and calls to address racism and gun violence in the last few days.
December 14, 2014
- The 2013 calendar year escalated a contentious debate on gun reform in the United States, spurred by the death of 26 schoolchildren and administrators in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December 2012, and the ‘not guilty’ verdict in July against George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black Florida teenager. What the 2013 calendar year didn’t note was a change to any federal gun legislation.