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Headlines from the United Church of Christ

UCC, DoC leaders share grief with Korea after ferry disaster

As South Korean families recover those lost at sea and bury their dead in the aftermath of the ferry sinking, United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) leaders have sent written condolences, continuing to offer prayers to support their ecumenical partners.


Commentary: Rising Inequality and Concentrated Wealth Threaten Democracy

Data recently released by the U.S. Department of Commerce are shocking, and these data are another sign of the growing inequality in our country.


Commentary: Creation care is up to us

As people of faith who remember that God created all things and called them good, we know that we cannot afford to wreck creation. Deuteronomy 30:19 calls us to “choose life so that you and your descendants may live,” to live in harmony with creation and to restore balance.


UCC leaders remember advocate for HIV-AIDS awareness

Friends and colleagues are remembering Oliver Wendel Martin III, his advocacy for people living with HIV, and the impact he left on the world. Martin died on Saturday, April 19. He was 55.


New England churches work to be Styrofoam free during Mission 4/1 Earth

The Styrofoam-Free Contest, an initiative of the Green Team at Newtown (Conn.) Congregational Church UCC, has been opened to all New England congregations in hopes that churches will be inspired to stop using the non-biodegradable product that wreaks havoc on the earth.


UCC leader part of panel on climate change at California church

Utilizing panels of environmental experts, analysts and advocates, including the Rev. Linda Jaramillo, First Congregational Church of San Jose UCC wants to identify and explore the role the faith-based community can play in combatting climate change during a public forum on Sunday, April 27.


Stillspeaking Feed
God is Still Speaking News

Jazz enlivens Pa. church's Friend-Raising celebration

In one word – or three, depending on how you look at it – the Rev. Geneva Butz captured the essence of the celebratory Sunday service April 3 at St. John's UCC in Kutztown, Pa. -- "Improvise. Improvise. Improvise."


Stillspeaking ad blitz covers St. Louis area

Two UCC Conferences and three Associations have a million reasons to be excited about the St. Louis-area media campaign spanning the six weeks of Lent.


Journey UCC takes next step on 'StillSpeaking' path

It's certainly not all about winning – although the Rev. Sandy Damhof thinks that's pretty cool, too.


Friend-Raising draws a positive response, many guests, from around the country

Over 315 United Church of Christ congregations participated in this past weekend's “Friend-Raising” campaign. As a new twist to the familiar invite-a-friend weekends, the UCC put in place an online form where congregations could record their results and share their experiences.


UCC will launch new Stillspeaking commercial during special 'Friend-Raising' weekend

A new 60-second video message from the United Church of Christ will help kick-off the Stillspeaking Ministry’s National Friend-Raising Weekend, Nov. 5-7.


Labor Day Free-for-Fall: UCC's StillSpeaking Magazine subscription is half price during next 72 hours only

In anticipation of the November arrival of its second edition, the StillSpeaking Magazine is promoting a 72-hour-only sale of a six-issue subscription, along with a complimentary copy of the premiere edition, for only $20.


Weekly Seeds

Breaking Bread/Companions on the Road

Breaking Bread, Seeing Jesus Together


Wounded Hands

Opening our locked doors and hearts to new life


Easter Sunday

Daring to believe such good news!


Palm/Passion Sunday

Walking the walk with Jesus


Breath of Hope/Raised Up

Surprising new life on the road to Calvary


Learning to See

Who's teaching whom?