New Hampshire 'peace church' honors war dead, living veterans, on Memorial Day
Fri, 24 May 2019 10:30:00 -0400

You'll notice an emphasis on peace if you visit the Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, Laconia, N.H. It has a peace pole on its grounds. Peace cranes have flown from its building. It is a Just Peace Church. This Memorial Day weekend, those same grounds will be covered in U.S. flags -- reminders of wars and those who fought and died in them.

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Commentary: Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Thu, 23 May 2019 13:00:02 -0400

In the 1986 cheesy horror flick, The Fly, Geena Davis’ character whispers this warning about a scientist turning into a large fly.

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Maine church members, clergy challenge Franklin Graham's form of Christianity
Thu, 23 May 2019 11:24:15 -0400

More than 175 people of faith from several Christian traditions challenged the message the Rev. Franklin Graham was bringing to their Maine community on Sunday, May 19, with their own expression of inclusivity and love.

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Religious pro-choice stance: not new to UCC, but urgent as ever
Wed, 22 May 2019 09:44:00 -0400

With abortion laws high on the public agenda, United Church of Christ leaders and ministers are reminding the world that many Christians have long supported reproductive justice and choice for women. They are speaking out on social media and at events like Stop the Ban rallies held in May 21 Washington, D.C., and in states that have passed or are considering new laws restricting or eliminating a woman’s right to an abortion.

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Three new national staffers bring wide, varied experience
Tue, 21 May 2019 14:11:00 -0400

The national ministries of the United Church of Christ recently welcomed staff members in Open and Affirming ministries with Latinx communities, in news and in publishing.

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California church uses national grant to grow migrant ministry
Tue, 21 May 2019 08:00:00 -0400

A United Church of Christ congregation planted in the California desert took a chance on winning a national grant to assist migrants coming into the United States and ended up doing more good than organizers even imagined.

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Central New York church proclaims to be a sanctuary space
Mon, 20 May 2019 12:00:00 -0400

The First Congregational Church of Ithaca, N.Y., is the latest United Church of Christ congregation to publicly proclaim itself as a place of refuge for undocumented immigrants seeking the time and space to gain legal status in this country.

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Arson destroys historically significant church in North Dakota
Fri, 17 May 2019 16:00:00 -0400

A piece of United Church of Christ and MHA Nation history is gone. Fire destroyed the former Memorial Congregational Church on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota.

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Local Church Ministries assembling working group to revise Manual on Church
Fri, 17 May 2019 11:00:00 -0400

The United Church of Christ Faith Education, Innovation and Formation Team has put out a call across the denomination to find individuals committed to discerning the form and function of the local Church in the 21st century.

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Commentary: 2 B R 0 2 B?
Fri, 17 May 2019 09:09:00 -0400

“To be or not to be?” These famous words by William Shakespeare pose an essential question of existence, a question that we face corporately and individually.

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U.N. prize could mean more evangelism, exposure for young 'climate prophets'
Thu, 16 May 2019 14:39:00 -0400

The church and the world will hear from more young "climate prophets" if the United Church of Christ receives a United Nations prize for which it has been nominated.

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Through Global Ministries, $64K foundation grant helps Syria's hard-hit children
Thu, 16 May 2019 10:16:00 -0400

Churches in Syria are getting a $64,000 boost in their work with war-stricken children and families, thanks to Global Ministries of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and a grant from the Harold C. Smith Foundation.

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Ruby Sales to deliver Valerie Russell Lecture at General Synod
Tue, 14 May 2019 12:14:00 -0400

Nationally known human-rights advocate Ruby Sales, a veteran of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, will speak at a June 22 luncheon at the United Church of Christ's General Synod in Milwaukee.

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General Synod Workshops address UCC mission and ministries
Mon, 13 May 2019 13:30:00 -0400

Delegates and visitors to the United Church of Christ General Synod will have dozens of opportunities to learn more about issues and ministries critical to the UCC as a community of faith.

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Commentary: Fair Trade and Economic Justice
Thu, 09 May 2019 13:00:01 -0400

May 11 is World Fair Trade Day, and in many countries around the world, May 1 is celebrated as Labor Day.

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