Minnesota church's Empty Bowls to feed hungry souls
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:00:00 -0500

A Minnesota congregation is creating or collecting scores of handmade pottery bowls to help fight hunger in their community.

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Charles Buck named president and CEO of United Church Funds
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 15:31:25 -0500

The Rev. Charles Buck, former church pastor and Conference Minister in the United Church of Christ, has been elected as the new president and CEO of the United Church Funds, the institutional investment ministry of the denomination.

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Traci Blackmon: If these walls could talk
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 12:30:05 -0500

The Rev. Traci Blackmon marks the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday by calling for the building of bridges, not walls — indicating there is no wall strong enough, high enough or entrenched enough to stop those who seek freedom.  

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UCC registers logo, releases revised Brand Guidelines
Sat, 19 Jan 2019 13:10:00 -0500

Building on the process to refresh and update the visual identity of the United Church of Christ, the denomination’s National Setting has just released refreshed logos and an expanded color palette for use by Churches, Conferences and UCC affiliates and organizations.

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The Shutdown Isn’t Over Even When It’s Over
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 15:00:03 -0500

At the time of this writing, it is day 28 of the partial federal government shutdown, now the longest in history.

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UCC Conference in Arizona works to make migration a more humane experience
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 08:00:00 -0500

The Southwest Conference United Church of Christ, Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest and several other faith communities in Arizona are working to build a relationship with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), to better respond to the urgent situation the agency is creating as it releases asylum seekers into local communities.

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Oregon Camp will forever be 'Forest First and Kid Focused'
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 09:00:00 -0500

The lands of a United Church of Christ outdoor ministry in the Oregon forest will be forever protected from development, a tangible sign of the denomination's love of children, love of neighbor and love of creation.

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Commentary: Righteous Anger in the Face of Injustice: Fighting for Hope in the New Year
Thu, 10 Jan 2019 12:40:05 -0500

The start of the New Year brings new beginnings, new ideas and many new challenges to examine.

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Celebrate CHHSM on UCC Health and Human Service Sunday
Wed, 09 Jan 2019 10:14:50 -0500

The UCC's Health and Human Service Sunday — to be held Jan. 27 this year — lifts up the rich history of CHHSM ministries across the country, as well as the many ways they answer their call to provide faith-based servant leadership in their local communities.

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UCC leaders reject Trump's dire call on border security, barrier wall
Wed, 09 Jan 2019 09:40:00 -0500

The national leaders of the United Church of Christ speak out in response to President Trump's prime time address on border security, noting, "We are faced with a moral crisis as a country, not a border crisis, nor a national emergency."

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UCC's ONA movement celebrates milestone – 1,500 churches
Tue, 08 Jan 2019 08:00:00 -0500

The Open and Affirming Coalition United Church of Christ celebrated an important milestone on New Year's Eve, announcing the 1,500th congregation to become ONA.

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General Synod organizers issue invite for Saturday workshops
Fri, 04 Jan 2019 12:16:00 -0500

Organizers of the 32nd General Synod are seeking the some good ideas for effective ministry to share with the wider church this summer.

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Commentary: My New Year’s Wish List
Thu, 03 Jan 2019 14:30:05 -0500

As justice advocates inspired by the teachings of Jesus and the writings of our sacred texts, these are among the things I wish for in the New Year.

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Video resource on plight of Palestinian children prompted by General Synod resolution, 3 Great Loves
Thu, 03 Jan 2019 09:00:00 -0500

In response to a 2017 General Synod resolution calling for an end to the human rights violations and violence surrounding Palestinian children living in the occupied West Bank, a new UCC video resource has been released to help church members better understand the issues and become advocates for justice.

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Annual Fund supports UCC mission of love, justice and peace
Mon, 31 Dec 2018 07:00:00 -0500

For Betsy and Stanley Dole, UCC members from Michigan, contributing to the United Church of Christ Annual Fund is a logical and meaningful gift.

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