June 1, 2013
- Our Mission 4/1 Earth Campaign was one UNITED Church on a resurrection witness of 50 days of greening up, powering down, and shouting out for planet earth. It was a push to bring us together on one shared mission.
May 30, 2013
- The United Church of Christ is one of several organizations bringing together community leaders and former gang members in Cleveland this weekend to continue decades-long work aimed at reducing the epidemic of youth gang violence.
- The White House Conference on Mental Health will address the social barriers that prevent people from seeking mental health services, particularly the shame, fear and misperceptions that surround such illnesses and their treatment.
- As one church, the UCC has collectively planted 116,407 trees as of today, May 30, exceeding an ambitious goal of 100,000 trees planted during the 50 days from Easter Monday to Pentecost.
May 28, 2013
- The five churches of the United Church of Christ in the Oklahoma City, Okla., area were spared the destructive force of the tornado that ripped its way through the middle of the state Monday, May 20. Those congregations now hope to assist others to move forward in the aftermath of the storms that resulted in 26 deaths and hundreds of injuries.
- For churches that want to make a long-term commitment to earth care, faith-based environmental organizations offer training and certification programs that take sustainability to the next level.
May 24, 2013
- As the nation celebrates the Memorial Day holiday, pastors of the United Church of Christ and their congregations may take some time Sunday to commemorate the work and sacrifice of the men and women in the United States military.
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.