March 7, 2014
- 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.
- 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.
March 6, 2014
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
March 5, 2014
- Young adult environmental activists will play an important role in the Central Pacific Conference's climate change event March 7-9.
- 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.
March 4, 2014
- 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.
March 3, 2014
- 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.