Local Church News

Circular Church in Charleston Commissions Public Art by Poet Laureate

Circular Congregational Church in Charleston recently commissioned the South Caroline state poet laureate and church member Marjory Heath Wentworth to write a poem acknowledging...

Kirkwood UCC Hosts Virtual VBS

by Kathy Carter, Children's Minister Every year at Kirkwood UCC we look forward to a weeklong celebration with our kids within our congregation and our...

Pandemics, Protest, & Praise: A New Faith and Justice Series

What do racism, voter suppression, COVID-19, police violence, queer and transphobia, and racial trauma all have in common? They are viruses infecting our country and...

Churches and Clergy Across the Southeast March for #BlackLivesMatter

In response to the killings of Floyd, Arbery, and others, UCC churches and clergy from across the Southeast marched, protested, and prayed at vigils...

Missions in the Midst of a Pandemic

by Merianna Neely Harrelson, Pastor At Garden of Grace, we have always felt called to help our neighbors in need. When we were meeting together,...

Pastor’s Tip for Texting Your Congregation

Hello Friends, I wanted to share a great app I've been using to stay in touch with my congregation. Hit Em Up is an awesome...

Online Worship in our Local Congregations Across the Conference

Even though our local churches are closed due to COVID-19, that has not stopped many of our congregations from worshipping via technology. Many congregations...

Rev. Michael Malcom Named to Grist 50

Rev. Michael Malcom was recently selected as one of Grist 50 of rising stars for 2020 (and "Member's Pick". Grist finds emerging leaders who are...

Tony Bingham: Memorial Meditations

by Dorinda P. Broadnax As we continue to celebrate the month of February as African American Heritage (Black History) Month at First Congregational UCC in...

Victory for the World Member Receives Female Athlete Award

DAYTON, Ohio –Doris Black, a 25-year member of Victory for the World Church, recently received the “Doris Black Female Athlete Award” for Roosevelt High...