Latest United Church of Christ Stories

2008-07-02 15:00:21

LINCOLNVILLE - The United Christian Church, United Church of Christ, will raffle off the work of a Hope artist this weekend to raise funds to buy a new organ. Tickets for the raffle of the work of Elizabeth O'Haverty will be sold at the 14th annual Strawberry Festival to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church on Searsmont Road in Lincolnville Center. The Church Organ Legacy Fund Committee has raised $39,000 since December toward the $45,000 cost of a new heritage-quality organ. The...

2006-04-12 21:58:41

By Jason Szep BOSTON (Reuters) - Rev. William Sloane Coffin, a former Yale University chaplain and passionate social crusader who rallied protesters against the Vietnam War and challenged segregation laws in the South, died on Wednesday. He was 81. Coffin, who had suffered from chronic heart failure after a series of strokes, died at his home in Strafford, Vermont, a Yale University spokeswoman said. Coffin, whose peaceful protests, fiery speeches and half-century of writing often...

2005-10-18 12:41:28

In the Oct 13 story headlined "Threat of U.S. church divestment over Israel eases" please read in last paragraph ... Last summer, the United Church of Christ's General Synod endorsed a broad "economic leverage" program rather than one keyed specifically to divestment, though it retained that as an option. It also castigated Israel for building its West Bank wall, as have several other denominations. A corrected story follows. By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - Some U.S....

2005-10-13 12:02:30

By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - Some U.S. Protestant churches are turning their back the idea of dumping investments in companies profiting from Israel's West Bank occupation, people involved in the issue said on Thursday. Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, along with a debate over whether divestment is the right move in the first place, may have helped cool what looked like a growing trend just a few months ago. "My reading, as a central Jewish player in this, is that...

2005-08-13 18:35:10

Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on Saturday agreed to launch a campaign for peace between Israel and the Palestinians that Jewish advocates said could be seen in the Arab world as evidence of a growing condemnation of Israel by U.S. Protestants. The resolution, titled "Peace Not Walls" was approved 668 to 269 at the biennial assembly in Orlando, Florida, of the sixth largest U.S. Christian denomination, and church leaders said a...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.