ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2019 - JULY 3-7 - GREENSBORO, N.C. 1) Conference sets aside regular business for compelling vision conversation, celebrates love feast 2) Compelling vision conversations: ‘We have put our hearts on the table’ 3) ‘We love each other despite our differences’: The story of ND9 4) David Sollenberger to serve as moderator-elect, among other […]
“We shared what was on our hearts, the words that were needed,” said Bob Johnson, one of those seated at Nondelegate Table Number Nine--known in the common parlance of the 2019 Annual Conference as “ND9.”
Compelling vision conversations were the highlight of the 2019 Annual Conference held July 3-7 in Greensboro, N.C. Other business was set aside--except necessary items such as elections and reports--to make time for the process intended to help the Church of the Brethren discern a compelling vision to guide the denomination into the future.
In Puerto Rico's long recovery from Hurricane Maria, a congregation serving homeless people, undocumented immigrants, young mothers and elderly folks may soon become a center of outreach to an entire section of the island, with help, in part, from the United Church of Christ.
For the sake of children, the World Council of Churches wants to redouble its efforts to fight climate breakdown. Empowering young people as activists will be part of that strategy, aided by a $25,000 environmental prize the WCC has won and by educational materials co-developed by the United Church of Christ.
United Church of Christ members in aging and overwhelmingly white Maine say there's nothing remarkable in their offers of help to the hundreds of Africans fleeing violence and arriving in their state. Whether it's bedrooms in a parsonage or money raised for legal assistance, it's how they do church, they say.
One enduring way the United Church of Christ tries to live out its motto, "that they may all be one" (John 17:21), is by working for Christian unity with other denominations through ecumenical bodies like Churches Uniting in Christ. The work can be challenging as well as joyful, especially given the diversity of churches in […]
United Church of Christ clergy and congregations took leadership, served as hosts, lit candles and planned follow-up actions during many of the hundreds of "Lights for Liberty" vigils held Friday evening, July 12. The events around the country protested the treatment of migrants and asylum seekers detained at the southern U.S. border, in what national […]