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Connecticut congregation envisions big impact

When Rev. Sara Smith arrived in at United Congregational Church of Bridgeport in 2009, she recalls there wasn’t much happening. The church was struggling with the expenses of a large building and a decreasing membership. Understanding that the church cannot work toward its own self-interest, Smith began a ministry that …

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UCC extends hospitality to BLGTA college students

Almost 1,000 college students from around the Midwest traveled through snow and ice for up to 16 hours to converge in Wichita, Kansas the weekend of February 16-17. The destination for their pilgrimage — the 27th annual Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference (MBLGTACC), which the organization bills …

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Commentary: Ending the HIV Epidemic by 2030

With the 2019 National Week of Prayer for the Healing of HIV and AIDS just around the corner (March 3-9), the President’s State of the Union commitment to ending the HIV epidemic by 2030 is welcomed. It is an important reminder that this epidemic is still with us, still claiming …

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UCC seeks nominees for Justice Leadership Awards

The United Church of Christ, its congregations and church members work for peace and justice. It’s in the DNA of the denomination. To honor that work, the UCC will be presenting four Justice Leadership Awards in June at this year’s General Synod in Milwaukee, Wisc., and is looking to the …

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