November 7, 2013
November 5, 2013
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs, press release] Guidelines for applying for 2014 United Thank Offering grants are now available here.
The application for United Thank Offering grants will be available January 3, 2014.
The focus for the 2014-2015 United Thank Offering grants is The Gospel of Love proclaimed by Jesus Christ.
- The denominational makeup of the United Church of Christ is like a microcosm of the ecumenical movement of the World Council of Churches. The UCC is the only United and Uniting Church in the United States, and though it’s been seven years since United and Uniting Churches from all over the world gathered together, at the WCC 10th Assembly the denominations from that tradition are expressing a desire to remain connected with each other for the future.
November 4, 2013
- The United Church of Christ has joined an amicus brief supporting the separation of church and state in the case of Town of Greece v. Galloway, now before the United States Supreme Court.
November 1, 2013
One of the biggest festivals in India, Diwali, begins November 3. Similarly important as Christmas in the US, celebrations will be held by Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains in and outside of India. Globally, Diwali is observed by both religious and nonreligious, as well as by other religious communities celebrating the joyous season in secular ways.Observing the official holiday in India falls this year on November third because it is the fifteenth day of the Katrina month on the Hindu calendar....
October 30, 2013
[St. Mary’s Episcopal Church] Members of the Vestry of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in,Stone Harbor, New Jersey, along with the interim rector, the Rev. Susan Osborne-Mott, Oct. 30 announced the appointment of David J. Condo as music director of the church.
Condo, a resident of North Wildwood, comes to St. Mary’s with over 20 years experience administering liturgical arts programs with particular strengths in organ performance, choral and...
ABCUSA General Secretary A. Roy Medley is currently attending the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, taking place in Busan, Republic of Korea, from October 30-November 8, 2013. Periodically, he will share updates with the American Baptist family, made available at www.abc-usa.org. Photos used with permission from Peter Williams/World Council of Churches.
World Council of Churches Assembly “Lord of Life,...
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/30/13)—In response to a unanimous vote by the board of directors of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), Bill and Fran Atchison of China, Maine, have been commissioned as home missionaries. A joint effort of ABHMS and American Baptist Churches of Maine (ABCOM), the commissioning took place during ABCOM’s annual meeting on Friday.
The Atchisons are beginning their fourth year of mission at Alfond Youth Center (AYC), Waterville,...