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.
- United Church of Christ advocates are urging congregations to make their voices heard one last time before the Boy Scouts of America vote next week on whether to revise its discriminatory policy against LGBT members.
- United Church of Christ advocates expressed opposition to proposed cuts to the 2013 Farm Bill that would reduce funding for programs that provide food to underprivileged families at a rally in Washington, D.C., May 16.
May 16, 2013
- United Church of Christ General Minister and President the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black is traveling across China for two weeks with the Rev. Sharon E. Watkins, general minister and president of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
- A small group of neighbors in Western New York, with inspiration from the United Church of Christ's Mission 4/1 Earth, banded together to clean up one of the area's few remaining natural habitats –– the Great Baehre wildlife refuge in Amherst.
May 15, 2013
- In a symbolic gesture of solidarity, more than 3,000 New Englanders will formerly reclaim the shore that was decimated by last year's Hurricane Sandy and recognize the hard work that has gone into repairing the beachfront in time for all to enjoy this summer.
- The finish line for the United Church of Christ’s all-church environmental campaign is approaching, but the conclusion of Mission 4/1 Earth on Pentecost Sunday, May 19, doesn’t signal the end of the denomination’s earth care and advocacy focus.
- As the culmination of his congregation's Mission 4/1 Earth efforts, the Rev. Frank Rodgers of St. Paul Community Church UCC in Homewood, Ill., will preach from the limbs of a buckeye tree, more than 30 feet above the ground.
- UCC pastor the Rev. Aaron Ban felt the need to honor a slain teenager in southwest Illinois and bring his community together in a peaceful demonstration of solidarity against street violence.
- W. Mark Clark, associate general minister for the United Church of Christ, is one of several Christian leaders working to change the tone of politics in this country by “stopping the angry rhetoric and trying to come together."