News Briefs


UCC's 'Podcast for a Just World' connects faith, justice and community building

12/5/2017

Another tool for UCC clergy, community activists, and people who want to find a way to promote justice and deepen their faith debuted last week, in the form of a new podcast from the UCC's Congregational and Community Engagement ministry. 'Podcast for a Just World', a weekly 20 to 30 minute podcast released on Tuesdays, will be bringing the weekly...


Anti-Casino Coalition Plans Bridgeport Gathering

11/9/2017

The Coalition Against Casino Expansion in CT is encouraging church members to come to a panel discussion on a proposed casino in Bridgeport - and to invite their legislators to come as well. The free luncheon meeting, being held Thursday Dec. 7, from noon to 1:30 PM at the Catholic Center at 238 Jewett Ave in Bridgeport, will look at the economic ...


Silver Lake Looking To Hire Administrator

11/3/2017

Silver Lake Conference Center is looking to hire an Administrator, The Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer, Executive Director, announced Friday, Nov. 3. "This person will be key to Silver Lake's committment to radical hospitality," Gackenheimer said. "They will be the first face you see when you come to Silver Lake, and the voice you hear on the phone. We are...


Back Bay Mission Releases Statement on Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

9/15/2017

Over the last several weeks, we at Back Bay Mission have watched as our friends and neighbors have been pummeled by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. These include people in Texas and Florida, as well as Louisiana, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Haiti, and other parts of the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Our hearts are broken by the heavy ...


Stillspeaking Writers Release Study Guide for 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

7/25/2017

The Stillspeaking Writers' Group has released a four-session, small-group study that takes a unique look at the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The guide includes topics such as:  Guess What? You’re a Priest Which Do You Prefer, an Angry God or a Cheap Gospel?  “Total Depravity” Luther’s Sins—and Ours Find out more  


UCC Young Adult Service Program Has Opening in Simsbury, CT

7/20/2017

First Church in Simsbury, CT, has one more opening for a young adult intern interested in living in intentional community with other young adults who share a common commitment to mission and justice work, congregational service, spiritual growth, and personal discernment. The church is hosting two to four young adults September 2017 through July ...


UCC Stewardship Theme Materials Available

7/7/2017

The 2017 UCC Stewardship Theme Materials and Resources are now available for download.  The $35 cost includes both theme materials and supplemental campaign resources, including bulletin inserts, letterhead, bulletin covers and resources for sermon preparation, small group study, and suggestions for both a short-term fall and longer year-long ...


"Three Great Loves" Initiative to Launch at Synod

6/27/2017

The United Church of Christ will publicly launch it's "Three Great Loves" initiative at General Synod this week. The denomination explains the initiative this way: The United Church of Christ has a vision of a just world for all. In this world all are welcomed, everyone is loved and justice is inherent. The 3 Great Loves is the denomination’s ...


Your Gift to Back Bay Mission Could Be Doubled!

6/6/2017

A generous donor has offered to match up to $10,000 for Back Bay Mission’s client sustainability programs. That means your gift to the Mission could be worth twice as much! Back Bay Mission’s client sustainability programs meet the immediate needs of the poor and marginalized of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and help people begin their journeys out ...


UCC Churches to Focus on Climate Change with Earth Day, People's Climate March

4/18/2017

The focus on creation care will be very evident in many United Church of Christ congregations over the next few weeks, with Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, followed by Earth Day Sunday. The next weekend, on April 29, the People's Climate March in Washington, D.C. and Sister Marches around the country will be drawing environmental advocates from ...


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