News From the United Church of Christ and the Disciples of Christ
Asheville church re-imagines community on its property
by Connie Larkman on December 12, 2019 at 5:00 am
A village of micro homes is going up on the property of a planted United Church of Christ congregation in Asheville, N.C., part of a collaborative effort to share resources with those who share the same values.
Community refugee support sways vote of North Dakota county poised to refuse resettlement
by Connie Larkman on December 11, 2019 at 11:00 pm
People of faith in Bismarck, N.D., convinced their local county commissioners this week that welcoming refugees to their community is right thing to do. Area religious leaders have long been building relationships with their resettled neighbors and with each other.
UCC celebrates Giving Tuesday generosity, maps next medical debt buys
by Connie Larkman on December 10, 2019 at 5:00 am
On Giving Tuesday, hundreds of individuals across the life of the wider United Church of Christ joined the denomination’s campaign to forgive medical debt in low income areas across the country. More than $73,000 in gifts were recorded on Dec. 3, far surpassing the UCC’s Giving Tuesday […]
Church World Service to grow UCC/DOC/Brethren Disaster Recovery Support Initiative
by Carol Fouke-Mpoyo on December 9, 2019 at 7:09 pm
A pilot program to help communities launch long-term recovery following disasters is growing ecumenically.
Clarence 'Clip' Higgins, former Conference Minister in Nebraska, dies at 90
by Hans Holznagel on December 9, 2019 at 5:44 pm
The Rev. Clarence "Clip" Higgins, who led the Nebraska Conference of the United Church of Christ from 1986 to 1994, died Nov. 25 in Lincoln, Neb. He was 90.
U.S. detention, asylum policies heighten need for local church help
by Hans Holznagel on December 9, 2019 at 3:36 pm
First Congregational Church, UCC, has a reputation around Old Lyme, Conn., for helping immigrants. It even got national attention in 2018, when The New Yorker magazine profiled a Pakistani family living in protective sanctuary at the church. Now helping a young asylum seeker from Honduras, it's an […]