The United Church of Christ is working to give military chaplains the tools they need to counsel and support those in service to our country suffering from moral injury. To do that, the church is centering a biennial training session around an expert on the subject, the Rev. Rita Nakashima Brock, to help the chaplains better minister to the brave men and women who have sustained invisible wounds while serving in the armed forces.
Easter is a time of resurrection, of spiritual reflection, rebirth and renewal. For the Rev. Cheryl Kerr, who calls the south Boston area home, those concepts will fuel her determination on Easter Monday, when she lines up with 36,000 athletes to run the Boston Marathon, and finish it this time. It's something this mother of three young children says she needs to do to heal, as a commitment to a different future.
As people living in the United States, and as Christians, we should work to understand the connection between the mining of natural resources in Guatemala and in other parts of the world, including the United States, and the greed of corporations and individuals.
Thanks to the efforts of Emmanuel Reformed United Church of Christ, the students of Franklin Regional Senior High School and the community of Murraysville, Penn., are returning some sense of normal life.
True to his word, a federal judge in Ohio leveled the playing field for wedded people in the state, ordering Ohio authorities to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states. The ruling, being celebrated by gay rights supporters, has special significance to several employees at the UCC national offices in Cleveland and their spouses.
The Rev. Geoffrey A. Black has a deepened appreciation for Holy Week after spending a few hours at an ecumenical gathering at the White House. The UCC general minister and president joined about 150 faith leaders in the East Room on Monday, April 14, welcomed by President Barack Obama at his annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast.
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."
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.
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.