What's Happening in the UCC

What's Happening in the UCC

  • Torture Awareness Month

    Monday, June 01, 2015 at 08:00 AM
    Everywhere

    This June, as we commemorate Torture Awareness Month, we mark the 28th anniversary of the United Nations’ Convention Against Torture and honor the leadership of survivors of torture. We invite you to join us in prayer and action for a #TortureFreeWorld.

    Two ways to get involved from our partners at...

  • General Synod 30

    Friday, June 26, 2015 at 01:00 PM through June 30, 2015

    Every two years, General Synod brings together thousands of faithful members of the United Church of Christ for formal church witness, inspirational worship, and fellowship with friends (new and old).

    In June 2015, thousands from across the country (and abroad) will gather for General Synod 30 in Cleveland, Ohio —...

  • Hiroshima Day of Remembrance

    Thursday, August 06, 2015 at 12:00 AM through August 07, 2015
    Everywhere

    On the occasion of the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, local churches are encouraged to pray and offer witness for peace in the world and the elimination of all stockpiles of nuclear weapons. Another world is possible. It must be possible. A world void of nuclear weapons with their...

  • Labor Sunday

    Sunday, September 06, 2015 at 12:00 AM through September 07, 2015
    Everywhere

    The Sunday of Labor Day weekend is Labor Sunday, a day to lift up workers, celebrate their contributions, and support their struggles. It is also a day to lament and commit ourselves to improving jobs so that every worker has wages, benefits, and work hours that allow them to be...

  • International Day of Prayer for Peace

    Monday, September 21, 2015 at 12:00 AM through September 22, 2015
    Everywhere

    The United Nations first recognized an annual Day of Peace in 1981. It was fixed on September 21 in 2001. In 2004, the World Council of Churches began recognizing September 21 as an International Day of Prayer for Peace. We invite you to observe this day through prayer...

  • Widening the Welcome 2015: Inclusion for All

    Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 01:00 PM through September 26, 2015

    Churches usually have a welcome sign outside their building. What we want to demonstrate and encourage is the welcome that is experienced inside the church and as a result, that transformative power will be released into the world. As we read, “practice hospitality,” this conference seeks to build up our...

  • Neighbors in Need Special Mission Offering

    Sunday, October 04, 2015 at 12:00 AM through October 05, 2015
    Everywhere

    Neighbors in Need (NIN) is a special mission offering of the UCC that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. One-third of NIN funds support the Council for American Indian Ministry(CAIM). Two-thirds of the offering is used by the UCC's Justice and Witness Ministries(JWM) to support a...

  • Access Sunday & Disabilities Awareness Week

    Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 12:00 AM through October 17, 2015
    Everywhere

    Each year, the second Sunday of October is designated on the UCC church calendar as Access Sunday. It is an occasion when all the UCC will join together in celebrating the gifts of persons with disabilities and the strides that the church has made in being more whole through being...

  • World AIDS Day

    Tuesday, December 01, 2015 at 12:00 AM through December 02, 2015
    Everywhere

    World AIDS Day is an important occasion for building awareness and stepping-up our responses to the HIV/AIDS pandemic in our own communities and around the world. Yes, there have been significant medical advances and more people are on treatment than ever before. Still, the scale of response is not meeting the need...