News Briefs

News Briefs

Conference Disaster Coordinators Gather

Conference Disaster Coordinators at their Annual Meeting The Rev. Estelle Margarones, co-chair of the MACUCC Disaster Resource & Response Team and Barbara Gregory, Rhode Island Conference Disaster Coordinator, recently attended the UCC Conference Disaster Coordinators...

Public Safety Forums for Churches

The Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice and Commonwealth of Massachusetts are offering "A Forum of Learning on Public Safety Crises" to houses of worship and faith communities, in several locations throughout Massachusetts. ​ Dec. 4 - Amherst     ...

Updated MACUCC Cleanup Kit Collection

IN THE AFTERMATH OF 2017 HURRICANES Church World Service has nearly run out of cleanup kits because of the demand this past year and month. When a flood of water filled with mud, disease and chemicals invades your home you can get lost in despair and the sheer ...

Your Gift to Back Bay Mission Could Be Doubled!

A generous donor has offered to match up to $10,000 for Back Bay Mission’s client sustainability programs. That means your gift to the Mission could be worth twice as much! Back Bay Mission’s client sustainability programs meet the immediate needs of the poor and ...

Watching Hurricane Joaquin: Here's How to Prepare

The following information is provided by Zach Wolgemuth, Executive, UCC Disaster Ministries.  FEMA, through its regional offices in Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York and Boston, continues to monitor Hurricane Joaquin and remains in close contact with state, tribal and ...

Did winter take a toll on your church?

Repair and improve your building and grounds with a Cornerstone Fund loan. The United Church of Christ Cornerstone Fund was created to help churches expand and to address a full range of building maintenance needs—from straightforward repairs to large-scale additions ...

Cyclone Pam devastates island region

by Zachary Wolgemuth UCC Disaster Ministries Executive   One of the strongest storms recorded in recent history slammed the small island nation of Vanuatu in the South Pacific over the weekend. Already one of the poorest nations in the region, Vanuatu suffered ...

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