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Hurricane season is here; are you ready?

June 07, 2017

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season is here. It started June 1 and continues through Nov. 30, and forecasters are predicting it will be another above average year for tropical storm activity, with as many as 17 named storms, including April's Tropical Storm Arlene. Are you ready? -> Read more ->


Synod delegates to consider boycott for farmworker justice

May 25, 2017

Wendy's acquiesced to a teenager's Twitter request for a year of free chicken nuggets and capitalized on the free marketing. But the fast-food chain still won't agree to pay an extra cent per pound of tomatoes to support the working conditions and wages of tomato farmers in Florida. Dozens of farmworkers, people of faith, and students from around the country joined 30 representatives from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to protest Wendy's decade-long refusal for better wages outside the company's corporate offices in Dublin, Ohio, during its shareholder meeting on Tuesday, May 23. -> Read more ->


Commentary: The disconnect

May 23, 2017

I have been a United Church of Christ minister for the past 36 years. Sixteen of those years were spent in two local congregations where I served as a local church pastor. For the past 20 years, I have been on a Conference staff – in Connecticut and in Florida. When I bleed, I bleed black and red which are the colors of the Still Speaking Initiative. ... -> Read more ->


Guess to become executive director of ACLU of Ohio

May 19, 2017

The Rev. J. Bennett Guess, vice president of the United Church of Christ's Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM), is leaving to become the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio. Guess, a lifelong civil rights and social justice activist, will step down from CHHSM on June 30, beginning his new position with the ACLU of Ohio on July 1. -> Read more! ->


UCC urges partnerships between creation justice teams and 350.org

May 16, 2017

Building on the momentum of the People's Climate March, the United Church of Christ is endeavoring to build a partnership centered on climate justice with the like-minded people of 350.org. That framework invites green teams of the congregations of the UCC to affiliate with the grassroots organization that began mobilizing in 2008 to create a climate movement that "holds our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice." -> Read more | Sign up for the newsletter ->


UCC rejects new DOJ guidelines on criminal punishment

May 12, 2017

Critical of new guidelines from the U.S. Department of Justice outlining tougher punishments for nonviolent drug offenders, United Church of Christ racial justice leaders are calling on the wider church to protect vulnerable communities and to renew their commitment to justice. -> Read more! ->


UCC 2016 Annual Report

May 02, 2017

2016 was an exciting year for the United Church of Christ. See how we continued to change the world. -> Watch the video ->


Volunteers needed for care teams

April 10, 2017

The Florida Conference UCC Disaster Ministries is currently in the process of developing and training volunteer teams to provide emotional and spiritual care in response to specific disaster events. We are recruiting persons willing, skilled and with a heart for this type of ministry to apply and be trained to become part of one these teams. Learn more!


UCC seeks help from churches to replenish CWS storm supplies

February 28, 2017

In preparation for this year's heavy storm season, United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries is turning to church congregations to help overcome a shortage of much-needed cleanup buckets, stocked with essential supplies that are used after a natural disaster strikes. UCC Disaster Ministries is offering congregations matching grants of up to $250 as an incentive to assemble Church World Service kits — in particular, the CWS Emergency Cleanup Buckets in short supply. -> Read more ->


General Synod 2017 - Make Glad!

February 17, 2017

In June 2017, thousands from across the country (and abroad) will gather for General Synod 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. Together, we will discern resolutions of witness, church structure, and function. We will stand up for issues that demand a faithful witness. And we will join together in worship each day to lift up the Stillspeaking God. -> Learn more! ->


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