By the Rev. Dr. Jim Antal Minister and President, Massachusetts Conference, UCC For 2,000 years, disciples of Christ have identified with the poor, oppressed, marginalized and disinherited. There can be no doubt that those witnessing through these many “occupations” are boldly lifting up those same values.
After spending much of the spring wrestling with the need to reduce the Conference budget, the men and women who represent you on the MACUCC Board of Directors stepped back for a longer view last week.
By the Rev. Dale Hempen Associate Conference Minister We must know our Bibles, as well as the culture and pressures of our day, to preach the correct text and interpret it faithfully.
By Peter Wells Associate Conference Minister When it comes to our response to poor – in the presence of systemic injustice – should lukewarm be the temperature of our reaction and action?
The 10th anniversary of 9-11 is fast approaching. Our collective, pain-filled memories present all faith leaders with a crucial opportunity to advance a vision in which such a tragedy will never again happen.
By Paul Nickerson Associate Conference Minister for Evangelism, Vitality and New Church Starts There are only two kinds of churches in this world. Which are you?
On Sunday August 28 the hearts and minds of America will be focused on our capital where a 30 foot tall granite statue of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr is being dedicated. This historic event – long in coming – is tied in a crucial way to a series of events happening this past week and in the coming days as well. NOTE: This event has been postponed due to the storm.
The Rev. Dr. Jim Antal on why he chose to protest the Keystone Sands Pipeline in Washington DC this weekend, resulting in his arrest.
Response of 28th General Synod of the United Church of Christ to Palestine-Israel resolution
As more and more congregations are deepening their commitment to care for God’s earth, here are three important opportunities I urge you to engage.