The plaque given to the Rev. Loey Powell simply read, "On behalf of women you have helped everywhere large and small, of every age and hue – Thank You!"
Powell, UCC minister for special projects, was recognized by her sisters of the national church on behalf of the United Church of Christ Intercultural Relations Council on Tuesday, March 31, the final day of Women’s History Month, for her life-long ministry in support of women, helping make their voices heard and their rights recognized.
After the parking lot of Tinicum United Church of Christ in Pipersville, Pa., was mysteriously destroyed, the community is demonstrating acts of help and support in ways the Rev. Michele Schenk never expected.
As present-day disciples of Jesus, we are reminded this Holy Week by UCC General Minister and President the Rev. Geoffrey Black that even in the most dire circumstances, we do find hope.
The next chief executive of The Pension Boards-United Church of Christ, Inc., will bring more than three decades of financial, investment, and legal experience to lead the ministry. Brian R. Bodager, a banking executive and attorney, takes office July 1 as Pension Boards president and CEO, confirmed by the PBUCC Board of Trustees during its spring meeting March 27-28.
The national officers of the United Church of Christ and the director of one of the church’s covenanted partners are calling on Indiana citizens to demand the repeal of the state’s recently-passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which allows public business owners to turn away LGBT customers. UCC leaders believe this religious freedom, however, is could be misinterpreted to be a legal license to discriminate against people for their sexual orientation.
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