The Standing Committee of district delegates has begun its work ahead of the 2017 Annual Conference. Standing Committee meetings began Sunday evening, June 25, in Grand Rapids, Mich., and continue through Wednesday morning, June 28. The meetings are presided over by Annual Conference moderator Carol Scheppard, with moderator-elect Samuel Sarpiya and Conference secretary James Beckwith.
NEWS 1) Stop the violence, end the famine 2) The denomination’s spiritual directors hold annual retreat 3) Brethren join Heifer for earthquake reconstruction in Nepal 4) Global Mission worker carries out ministry of presence in Vietnam 5) EYN loses five church members in Boko Haram attack 6) Brethren bits
In this issue: Job openings, church anniversaries, news from districts, new Springs Academy for laity, opposition to proposed federal budget cuts, a new Brethren hymn for Father’s Day, Chibok schoolgirls graduate from high school in the United States, and more.
Five members of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) were killed in a recent Boko Haram attack in Adamawa State. Reporting the incident happened in a no-network area of Adamawa State, EYN district church secretary Mildlu Rev. Bitrus Kabu said Wakara Village was attacked from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, […]
Senate Republican leaders, sensing they lack the support to repeal the Affordable Care Act, put a halt on a planned vote on the GOP replacement bill until after the Fourth of July holiday. Advocates of the United Church of Christ, while cheered by Tuesday’s action, continue to speak out in support of those who stand […]
In the final days before concluding business for the summer, the U.S. Supreme Court outraged leaders of the United Church of Christ leaders who have consistently voiced their support and welcome for refugees to the United States, and for same-sex couples who are entitled to equal rights and protections from public discrimination.
A UCC congregation in North Carolina is part of an interfaith effort rallying around a mother facing deportation this week, despite living and working in their Winston Salem community for the last 17 years.