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UCC Chaplains train to focus on PTSD, moral injury

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.


UCC pastor, Boston Marathon bombing survivor runs again on Easter Monday

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.


Commentary: Affirming Life and Justice

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.


Pennsylvania church rallies community and reopens school after stabbings

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.


Gay marriage decision in Ohio celebrated by UCC Cleveland families

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.


UCC president opens Holy Week at White House Easter Prayer Breakfast

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.


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

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?


Water for the Thirsty

Seeing to the heart of the matter