I am a parish minister currently serving the Eliot Church of Natick MA. Eliot Church is a Community Church affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ. Any statements made and postions held in "Unity," however, are solely mine(of course, they may be used with appropriate atribution). Therefore if you disagree, please do not blame the church!

Thursday, August 04, 2005

A Great Time to Pay Attention... the UCC!

Here at Eliot, thanks in part to our theological leanings and to the denomination affiliation of its last four ministers (myself included), we know quite a bit more about the UUA than we do the UCC. We probably don't pay attention to either as much as we could and (possibly) should. However, the UCC, in particular can get overlooked.

There are some exciting and interesting things going on in the United Church of Christ since their statement in support of the rights of Gays and Lesbians to marry. They have stirred up the Christian world and prompted debates and discussions on a scale that the UUA can only dream about. Of course, with such principled stands comes a period of adjustment. There are churches both leaving and joining the UCC and the ripples have been felt in the National Council of Churches. Check out the United Church News for more developments.