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Aug 17, 2014, 17:21 ET

Dr. Rick Warren Applauds Rwanda's Progress in Reconciliation

 Dr. Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California and best-selling author of The Purpose Driven Life, today challenged a...

Aug 13, 2014, 10:19 ET

Pastor Rick Warren Encourages Pastors to Pray for Persecuted Christians in Iraq & Syria during Leadership Training Gathering in Kigali, Rwanda

Dr. Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, and best-selling author of The Purpose Driven Life, today challenged...

Aug 12, 2014, 19:00 ET
Youth in First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale's Children's Ministry Fill Backpacks for Charity. (PRNewsFoto/First Presbyterian Church of...)

First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale's Children's Ministry "Back to School" Mission Project Collects Hundreds of Filled Backpacks for Local Students

 Each year, the Children's Ministry at the First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale embarks on a "Back to School" mission project to...

Aug 12, 2014, 14:21 ET

Aid to the Church in Need-USA, a papal agency, launches major campaign to support besieged Christians in Iraq and Syria

Responding to what Iraq's Chaldean Catholic leader Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako has called "a human catastrophe and the risk of a real genocide,"...

Aug 11, 2014, 15:05 ET

Pastor Rick Warren Announces Historic 2015 All Africa Purpose Driven Church Conference in Rwanda

Dr. Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California and best-selling author of The Purpose Driven Life, today announced at a...

Aug 06, 2014, 16:41 ET

Classic Rodgers & Hammerstein Musical Oklahoma! Onstage at South Main Baptist Church

Join us August 8th -10th in the South Main Baptist Church Activities Building, at 4100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002 for a performance of...

Aug 05, 2014, 20:00 ET
Filled backpacks collected by the First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale's Children's Ministry (PRNewsFoto/First Presbyterian Church ...)

First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale's Children's Ministry "Back to School" Mission Project Collects Hundreds of Filled Backpacks for Local Students

 Each year, the Children's Ministry at the First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale embarks on a "Back to School" mission project to...

Jul 08, 2014, 06:00 ET

New survey shows Canadians continue to believe in God but many are indifferent toward organized religion

Less than half of Canadians believe organized religion is good for society.  TORONTO, July 8, 2014 /CNW/ - The United Church Observer (The...

Jun 30, 2014, 12:03 ET

United Church of Christ Comments On SCOTUS Hobby Lobby Decision

Earlier this morning, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled against Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, saying, "closely held corporations cannot...

Jun 27, 2014, 12:02 ET

United Church of Christ Becomes First Religious Denomination to Sponsor the Gay Games

 The United Church of Christ has announced that it will be the first religious denomination to be a major sponsor of the Gay Games when the...

Jun 26, 2014, 11:58 ET

Old St. Pat's 30th World's Largest Block Party Rockin' This Weekend In Chicago

 Leading a renaissance in Chicago's West Loop, tens of thousands of people each year have gathered at Old St. Pat's listening to great music...

Jun 18, 2014, 14:20 ET

United Church of Christ Applauds U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Decision to Cancel Washington NFL Team Trademark

The United Church of Christ applauds the decision of the United States Patent and Trademark Office to cancel the Washington Redskins trademark...

Jun 17, 2014, 19:45 ET
The Kirk Singers 2013 Tour (PRNewsFoto/First Presbyterian Church of FL)

First Presbyterian Church's Kirk Singers High School Choir Tour for the 51st Consecutive Year

 First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale's Kirk Singers (High School Choir) has a 51-year history of sharing its talents with people...

Jun 16, 2014, 14:17 ET

NBCI and TrustEgg Announce Partnership

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African...

Jun 16, 2014, 10:02 ET

North Carolina Church Leaders and Clergy Deliver Nearly 30,000 Signed Petitions Against North Carolina's Discriminatory Marriage Laws

 On what is being termed "Marriage Monday," North Carolina church leaders and clergy delivered two petitions to the office of State Attorney...

Jun 14, 2014, 15:30 ET

United Church of Christ Central Atlantic Conference Passes Resolution Calling for Washington Football Team Name Change and Calls for Member Boycott

 The Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ passed a resolution at its annual meeting Saturday, June 14, pressuring the...

Jun 11, 2014, 15:38 ET

Momentum builds for world's first LGBT-led sport, recreation and community hub in Toronto

Toronto City Council calls on the Government of Canada to support public-private development TORONTO, June 11, 2014 /CNW/ - As Toronto...

Jun 10, 2014, 20:50 ET
2014-2015 Scholarship Recipients (from left to right: Parker Novakovic, Nic Merchant, Leslie Novakovic). (PRNewsFoto/First Presbyterian Church...)

First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale Awards $118,000 in Scholarships to Help 68 Students Attend College

 Continuing a tradition that began in the 1930s, First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale has awarded $118,000 in college scholarships to...

Jun 09, 2014, 18:40 ET
"Wired" Summer Sermon Series at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale (PRNewsFoto/First Presbyterian Church)

First Presbyterian Church's "Wired" Summer Sermon Series Focuses On The Need For Community

 Open to people of all faiths, the 2014 Summer Sermon Series, "Wired: Understanding Our Circuits," conducted by Rev. Dr. Russ Ritchel, Jr.,...

Jun 05, 2014, 13:14 ET
Church's Chicken awards 50 high school seniors $1,000 each towards their college education as part of the Church's Scholars Program. (PRNewsFoto/Church's Chicken)

Church's Chicken® Awards $50,000 In Scholarships To Texas Students

 Church's Partners Foundation Inc., the public charitable foundation for the Church's Chicken® brand recently awarded 50 Texas high school...