October 23, 2014
- More than two months have passed since the shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and no indictment has been issued against Officer Darren Wilson despite recent testimony before a grand jury.
- The United Church of Christ named Christina Villa as the new director of the denomination’s Publishing, Identity and Communication (PIC) Ministry.
October 22, 2014
- Chris Ferguson made it a point to stop at the national offices of the United Church of Christ this week. Ferguson, the newly-elected general secretary of the World Council of Reformed Churches, wanted to extend his gratitude and support for the church’s bold, public voice—particularly for racial justice and inclusion.
October 21, 2014
- When the Rev. David Vasquez-Levy was called to the Pacific School of Religion as its next president, he knew it was to move the seminary toward a bold vision of equipping future leaders of the church to be social influencers.
- The UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) has named its next president and CEO, with Michael J. Readinger, current CHHSM vice president, assuming the leadership role on Nov. 10
- During his report to the United Church of Christ Board, Michael Downs invited members to sample some of the fruits of their labor. The fruits, in this case, were dates that were grown in Jericho, planted with an investment from the Pension Boards of the United Church of Christ, Inc., to spur economic growth in Palestine.
- Thirty-two states and counting – An amazing weekend for marriage equality is still being celebrated in Alaska, Arizona and Wyoming.
- In a strong statement lauding the Rev. Everett Parker and the UCC Office of Communication, Inc., Tom Wheeler, Federal Communications Commission Chairman, talked about how Parker joined faith with action to ensure a diversity of voices in media.
October 20, 2014
- The Rev. Bryan Sickbert is ending one ministry when he retires at the end of the year, concluding more than two decades of service as president and CEO of the Council for Health and Human Services Ministry of the United Church of Christ. But in retirement, he’ll continue a personal ministry, planning to spend less time ‘doing’ and more time ‘being.’
October 18, 2014
- In his first term as an executive in the United Church of Christ, the Rev. James A. Moos has felt energized through his daily work with committed and capable people. It is in that spirit that Moos, executive minister of the UCC Wider Church Ministries and co-executive of Global Ministries, is eager for a second term.