|Moderator||Gwen Thomas||Rehoboth Fellowship||2016|
|Vice Moderator||Jeff Cho||Open Community UCC||2016|
|Secretary||Amber Kirkendoll||Safe Harbor Family Church||2017|
|Treasurer||Aquellah As-Salaam||Praxis UCC - Atlanta||2017|
|Member at Large||Lacey Brown||Central Congregational||2016|
|Member at Large||J R Finney||Covenant Community Church||2017|
|Member at Large||Kirk Lyman-Barner||Praxis UCC - Americus||2016|
|Member at Large||Vanessa Robbs||Pilgrim Congregational UCC||2017|
|Member at Large||Jennifer Spears||Garden of Grace||2016|
|Member at Large||Scott Williamson||United Church of Cookville||2017|
|Chair, Commission on Ministry||Valerie Coe Lowder||Kirkwood UCC||2017|
|Chair, Nominating Committee||Gary Myers||Trinity Congregational||2016|
|Chair, Personnel Committee||Holly Nelson||Pleasant Hill Community Church||2016|
|Chair, Stewardship & Finance||Cindy Crocker||Safe Harbor Family Church||2017|
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When the Rev. Matt Fitzgerald learned that his podcast was was being honored by the Associated Church Press, he was genuinely surprised. That's because Fitzgerald, a United Church of Christ minister in Illinois, had no idea the podcast, Preachers on Preaching, was in the running for such a recognition.
Among the firsts at this week's National Youth Event is a newly-launched NYE application for smartphones that will allow users to keep up with schedules, stay connected with their friends, and is ecologically-friendly, as it reduces the need for printed materials.
The United Church of Christ said goodbye to one of the pillars and elder statesman of the denomination, as friends and family came together at Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ in Frederick, Md., to celebrate the life and ministry of the Rev. John Deckenback.
The Pacific Northwest Conference (PNC) United Church of Christ is joining UCC national leadership in reaching out to the thousands of churches across the denomination with an invitation to join a public campaign of love and acceptance of Muslim Americans.
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The United Church of Christ is grieving the loss of one of its greatest champions, the Rev. John Deckenback.
The United Church of Christ is taking to the streets outside the Republican National Convention and making honored guests feel at home inside the Church House.
Leadership of the United Church of Christ "distressed and haunted by the words of a man who shot and killed these officers" today released a pastoral letter after the second incident in just over a week where law enforcement officers in this country were targeted, shot and killed by a gunman.
As the Republican National Convention opens in downtown Cleveland, steps away from the national offices of the United Church of Christ, the Rev.Traci Blackmon, acting executive minister of UCC Justice and Witness Ministries, releases a letter to the wider church, outlining the efforts planned by the Church House during the RNC.
With shock and great distress, the Conference of European Churches has received news of the attack in the church of St-Etienne-du-Rouvray (France). The violent attack resulted in the death of Fr Jacques Hamel and two other persons. Several members of the congregation were also wounded, one critically.
Advocates for peaceful solutions need to raise our voices to oppose all increases in military aid to Israel. Additional arms won’t make Israelis or Palestinians safer, and will only serve to prolong the suffering and postpone a just peace.
Dreaming of flying--from Carla Aday, pastor from the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the USA, volunteer within MH – Lampedusa
Her courageous spirit, her keen mind and her tender compassion give me hope for the world. How dare we stand in her way of following these dreams. I ask her, if she had one message about this journey that the world should know, what would that be. “This trip is too dangerous. People should not do it. They should fly.” I vote that J should be the pilot! Read more...
By Claus Grue*
Facilitating peace requires conviction, political independence and endurance. Add a whole lot of passion and native Cypriot Salpy Eskidjian fits perfectly into that job description. Since she started in 2011 as executive coordinator of the Religious Track of the Cyprus Peace Process (RTCYPP), which is operating under the auspices of the Embassy of Sweden in Nicosia, she has tirelessly – and successfully – sought to engage religious leaders in a dialogue for peace.
Wave of Prayer: This prayer ministry enables local and international friends of Sabeel to pray over regional concerns on a weekly basis. Sent to Sabeel’s network of supporters, the prayer is used in services around the world and during Sabeel’s Thursday Communion service; as each community in its respective time zone lifts these concerns in prayer at noon every Thursday, this “wave of prayer” washes over the world.
An elderly French priest celebrating Mass was taken hostage, along with two nuns and several laypersons, today in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray and killed before two hostage-takers’ themselves were killed in confrontation with police, the French interior ministry reported today.
The general secretary of the World Council of Churches, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, decried the shootings in Munich, Germany, on 22 July.
Tveit said: “The fatal attack that took place yesterday in Munich against innocent people, adding to the litany of recent religiously-motivated violence, is an attack on human life, human dignity and the human rights of all.”
Israel Trying to Quash Discussion of EU Document Blaming 'occupation' for terrorism [Jerusalem Post]Israel is trying to prevent an internal EU document blaming Palestinian terrorism on the “occupation” from coming up for discussion in EU institutions in Brussels, The Jerusalem Post has learned.
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