May 23, 2013
- The world is a little greener than it was more than 55 days ago, thanks to scores of United Church of Christ congregations and Mission 4/1 Earth. The evidence can be found growing in backyards, church gardens, neighborhood parks, national forests, and global communities – thousands of new trees planted as part of the one-church environmental initiative.
- Sharon Temple, a New Orleans native and interim pastor at Central St. Matthew, was recently told by a local media organization that it could not produce an advertisement for the church because of the congregation’s stances and its acceptance of LGBT members.
- The new policy, which allows LGBT members, but continues to exclude LGBT leaders, was voted on by 1,400 BSA National Council members at the organization's annual meeting May 23 and passed by a vote of 68 percent for to 31 percent against.
May 22, 2013
- Two leaders from the United Church of Christ are venturing to the Middle East this week to offer any assistance they can to the millions of people affected by the Syrian Civil War.
May 21, 2013
- Native pollinators, like bees and butterflies, are being threatened by habitat loss, disease and pesticide use, but pollinator-friendly gardens help their populations grow.
- Just days before the Boy Scouts of America vote on a policy that would allow membership of LGBT youth but continue to exclude LGBT leaders, the BSA’s Connecticut Yankee Council publically announced its acceptance of all youth and adults, regardless of sexual orientation.
- With the eyes of the nation looking toward Oklahoma in the wake of a deadly and devastating tornado Monday night, the United Church of Christ is offering prayers and support, beginning to coordinate relief efforts in the affected areas of Oklahoma City and Moore, Okla.
May 20, 2013
- United Church of Christ congregations across the country came together as one church during the last 50 days, in major effort 4/1 Earth, caring for God’s creation in creative ways, making a massive commitment of time and resources to protect the planet.
- When the United Church of Christ was formed in 1957, it was done with the efforts of people like the Rev. Roger L. Shinn, who died this last week. He was 96
May 17, 2013
- Two economic activists from the United Church of Christ are trying to help tens of thousands of coal miners and their spouses who face the loss of their health benefits.