Category: UCC

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Jan
CHHSM accepting applications for 2023-24 Nollau Leadership Institute

CHHSM accepting applications for 2023-24 Nollau Leadership Institute

The United Church of Christ’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) has opened applications for enrollment for the 2023-24 class of its Nollau Leadership Institute. The institute’s year-long leadership formation program helps class members discern their call as Diakonal Ministers. A special vocation for serving leaders within CHHSM members and the wider UCC, Diakonal Ministers

15
Jan
In 2023, UCC strives ‘to make all things new’

In 2023, UCC strives ‘to make all things new’

It’s a new year, and the national ministries of the United Church of Christ are looking toward what it means “to make all things new.” Those words from Isaiah 43:18-19 comprise the theme for this year’s General Synod and for much of what the national setting has planned in 2023. Advocating for the most vulnerable

14
Jan
AM21 considers how church is ‘breaking open’

AM21 considers how church is ‘breaking open’

It was a gathering four years in the making. When the Authorizing Ministry for the 21st Century gathering took place in December, it was the first time since 2018 that Conference staffers, the Local Church Ministries Ministerial Excellence, Support and Authorization team, and other national staff could come together in one place. The wider church

13
Jan
UCC celebrates law limiting prison phone rates

UCC celebrates law limiting prison phone rates

After more than five years of lobbying and a decade of work on the issue, UCC Media Justice (formerly OC Inc.) celebrated a major victory Jan. 5 when President Joe Biden signed a law to limit the rates that communications providers serving prisons, jails and detention centers can charge incarcerated persons and their family members.