February 27, 2015
Hard working, flexible and creative. Those are a few descriptions of a dozen new leaders who have been chosen to join the United Church of Christ Board of Directors.
The General Synod Nominating Committee has announced 13 diverse and talented individuals, each unanimously selected to join the board and help guide the direction of the national setting into the future.
February 26, 2015
Theological reflections were such a popular and welcomed part of the United Church of Christ's 2013 General Synod in Long Beach that this year's General Synod organizers decided to continue the spiritual element in Cleveland—and they've added one extra voice. The Rev. Matthew Laney, the Rev. Robert Molsberry and the Rev. Nancy Rosas will serve as theological reflectors for this summer's gathering from June 26 to 30.
In many communities, the quest for justice is long; it takes a toll. While it is important to honor one's a heart to serve, we must also try to keep ourselves healthy so that we can remain in the struggle until the end.
February 25, 2015
Environmental advocates of the United Church of Christ are celebrating President Barack Obama's veto of legislation that would have approved construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the movement for equality for LGBT people, three outstanding leaders in the United Church of Christ will speak at the ONA Coalition's National Open and Affirming Gathering before General Synod 2015 in Cleveland.
The three speakers—Bishop Dwayne Royster, the Rev. Maritza Angulo de Gonzalez and the Rev. Edward Davis—will reflect on the growth of the ONA movement in the last three decades, and discuss the paths that lay ahead for LGBT equality in the...
The same preacher is sometimes featured during back-to-back weekends as a guest on Day1, the weekly ecumenical radio program. But it is pretty rare for a preacher to be invited to deliver a sermon on the show for three consecutive weeks, as United Church of Christ national officer the Rev. J. Bennett Guess will do in March.
February 24, 2015
The Federal Communications Commission is set to approve rules that ensure a fair and free internet for all people—not just those who can afford paying for premium service. The FCC vote is Thursday, Feb. 26, but Cheryl Leanza, policy advisor for Office of Communication, Inc., is worried that Congress might threaten to block what she expects will be good rules. So she's encouraging internet users to keep the pressure on.
For the second consecutive year, a seminary of the United Church of Christ has been recognized as one of two-dozen seminaries throughout the nation that shape the world through the commitment of individuals who engage in justice work.
February 20, 2015
Every year before taking vows to become followers of Christ, I take my church's young people to a mosque in Central Ohio. By simply crossing the threshold, we are breaking down misunderstanding.
The Center for Analytics, Research and Data—the United Church of Christ's research and information office—has a unique request for the nearly 5,100 congregations in the denomination. For the first time, CARD is asking all local churches to participate in the longest-running survey of congregational life in the United States.