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CM Search Committee 2018

March 26, 2018

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the formation of a Search Committee for the Conference Minister position. The committee consists of 2 members from each of our 5 associations. The 11th member is from Potomac. We collected names from the leaders in each association. Additionally, we had recommendations from our Area Ministers, our Board...


Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration on the Mall in Washington D.C.

January 25, 2018

Events on April 3 & 4, 2018, are being organized through the National Council of Churches. Several UCC Conferences will be busing folk in. This is an important opportunity to stand together for racial justice and equity.
 


Lancaster Theological Seminary Survey on Authorized Ministry in the UCC

January 24, 2018

Lancaster Theological Seminary is seeking to understand obstacles to Authorized Ministry in the UCC.

Your participation in a 7-question survey will help Lancaster Theological Seminary and the Pennsylvania Academy of Ministry serve those pursuing authorized ministry in the United Church of Christ (UCC).
 


Welcome Rev. Roddy Dunkerson as Acting Conference Minister

January 05, 2018

Rev. Roddy Dunkerson joins the CAC as Acting Conference Minister while Rev. Denise Mason Bullitt's leave of absence is resolved.


Baltimore leaders and activists to reflect on the death of Freddie Gray as progressive protestant denomination gathers in city

June 22, 2017

A panel of leading Baltimore officials and activists will share their perspectives on racism and poverty in the city and how the death of Freddie Gray served as a tipping point for the rest of the country in a program scheduled for the eve of the biennial national gathering of the United Church of Christ.

The program, “Baltimore: Before and After Freddie Gray,” will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 29, at the Holiday Inn-Baltimore Inner Harbor, 301 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD. The program is free and open to the public.


Racial justice proponents at odds with Supreme Court ruling on disparaging trademarks

June 21, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, June 19, struck down a law that prohibits the government from registering offensive trademarks because it infringes on free speech. The ruling is expected to help the NFL team's legal battle over its nickname.

The Rev. Alex Vishio, assistant minister for social justice and witness with the Central Atlantic Conference, believes the Supreme Court's ruling raises questions about the distinction between speech that offends and speech that has been shown to be harmful.


Church hit by hate messages fights for social justice

June 19, 2017

When a vandal hit Little River United Church of Christ in Annandale in April with vile messages of intolerance little did we know this property’s remarkable backstory.

Church pastor David Lindsey says, “On the one hand I was shocked and mortified by what had happened and was worried about how am I going to minister to the church and to the community in the midst of this moment. I also wasn’t surprised because we’ve been through this before.”