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Headlines from the United Church of Christ

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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