The Leader's Box
Contains helpful descriptions of basic positions, skills and perspectives in the church. Dozens of topics available to download in PDF format.
UCC Scholarships for Seminarians
One of the most cherished features of the United Church of Christ and our ancestral denominations has been a learned clergy. We have long considered rigorous practical and academic preparation essential for the pastors of local churches, as well as for people in ministries serving the church in other offices, whether as chaplains, administrators, or educators. In various ways we have worked to support their education and training.
Privatization, A Challenge to the Common Good
Reflections collected in this volume explore what would be the consequences of radical privitazation now being proposed by conservative think tanks and those in the current federal administration, Congress, and state legislatures who are strong supporters of replacing public with private services. Online in pdf.
Take Action for Justice
Visit the UCC Take Action Center, where you can read up-to-the-minute alerts on national and state issues and voice your concern about important matters of justice and peace. This is your one-stop advocacy center for contacting federal and state officials, corporate executives, opinion makers, and media outlets. Don't delay -- Take action today!
Manual on Church – Perspectives and Procedures for Association and Local Church Covenantal Partners
Volume 1, Draft 2 explores the covenantal relationships between local congregations and the associations/conferences acting as associations. It is to be used by and with Committees on the Ministry, Association and Conference staff and local church members to help foster dialogue and increased understanding of what it means to walk together in all God's ways as expressions of the church.
Called to Care: A Pocket Handbook for Lay Caregivers
This resource for lay caregiving programs provides general advice to help determine what kind of program would work and how to organize it. Many programs are hosted by local churches. Others may involve several churches in an area. The manual is also used by programs in healthcare facilities or other caregiving organizations, for volunteer visitation training. It’s been used ecumenically. The 2008 revision updated all of the care cards with newer resources, websites, and organizational information.
Our Whole Lives: Sexuality and Our Faith
Our Whole Lives is a series of sexuality education programs for six age groups: grages K-1, grades 4-6, grades 7-9, grades 10-12, Young Adults and Adults.
The resources are written by professional sexuality educators and provide accurate information for parents, teachers and pastors to be used in the affirming and supportive setting of our churches.
Living the Faith: A Guide for Strengthening Multicultural Relationships
A compilation of stories, advice and reflections about creating and nurturing multicultural relationships. Includes exercises showing how you understand faith transcends culture. $1.50, Augsburg Fortress, available through ELCA Distribution Services (800) 328-4648 or click the title above.
A House of Prayer for All Peoples: Congregations Building Multi-Racial Community
Focusing on six congregations, this book reveals what it means to create and live out multiracial community. $19.00 Alban Institute. Click the title above or call 800-486-1318, ext. 244.
God is Still Speaking Initiative
Since Stillspeaking was launched, more than 2,500 churches, representing 60% of all United Church of Christ members, have joined the Stillspeaking movement. What’s more, in that same time frame, nearly 90 churches representing more than 8,500 people in 40 states have joined the UCC! Together they have chosen to say, "No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here." This unprecedented strength is a sign that our God is indeed at work among us!
Stillspeaking 101 Training Manual
Training manual and reference companion to the "Ron in a Box" (DVD) Helps participants connect with UCC heritage and identity and explore that of their own church. Click title above or call UCCR Resources 800.537.3394. Also available in VHS PIC101V.
Even the Stones Will Cry Out for Justice: An Adult Forum on Institutionalized Racism
A powerful resource for congregations who want to reach out and embrace people of all races, cultures and ethnic backgrounds. Designed as a three or five session Bible study or a one day retreat. $4.95, Augsburg Fortress.