What's Happening in the UCC

What's Happening in the UCC

  • Ecumenical Lenten Carbon Fast

    Wednesday, March 01, 2017 at 08:00 AM through April 16, 2017


    Ash Wednesday invites us into the season of Lent, a time within the church year to acknowledge that we are mortal, limited, so that we might be transformed and become the new life God calls us to be. An initiative...

  • Sanctuary: Frequently Asked Questions

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 02:00 PM

    Sanctuary__Frequently_Asked_Questions_Webinar.pngHeather Kimmel, General Counsel for the United Church of Christ, addresses the current interest of faith communities in operating as sanctuary churches, the legal risks, and ways churches can minister to undocumented persons.

    Register via the UCC Insurance Boards to join:...

  • Confronting Chaos Online: How hate speech spreads online and what you can do to stop it

    Friday, April 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM
    At First Congregational Church UCC in Washington, DC

    Confronting_Chaos_Online.pngDuring the 2016 election, many of us were dismayed to see a surge in hate speech around the country -- particularly online.  We've come from a time when social media was, at its worst, a distraction, to today where social media...

  • Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2017

    Friday, April 21, 2017 at 08:00 PM through April 24, 2017
    At Doubletree Crystal City in Arlington, VA

    Ecumenical Advocacy DaysEcumenical Advocacy Days is a yearly gathering of the ecumenical Christian community. This weekend of learning, worship and advocacy is grounded in biblical witness and our shared traditions of justice, peace and the integrity of creation. Our...

  • Earth Day Sunday

    Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 08:00 AM

    The Bible is full of beautiful language and theology for celebrating God's Creation. Yet sometimes, in the rhythm of the liturgical year, it can be challenging to find a specific time to focus as a church community on the theme of Creation. Earth Day Sunday provides just such an opportunity....

  • Climate March in Washington, D.C.

    Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM


    The UCC Council for Climate Justice along with Justice and Witness Ministries are official co-sponsors of the climate march in Washington, DC. This march is being organized by the People’s Climate Movement which spearheaded the 2014 march in New York City that had...

  • Immigrant Rights Sunday 2017

    Sunday, May 07, 2017 at 08:00 AM through May 08, 2017

    The first Sunday in May has been designated Immigrant Rights Sunday within the United Church of Christ. Justice and Witness Ministries and Wider Church Ministries are urging congregations to lift up immigrants on this day: to learn about their concerns, honor...

  • Mental Health Sunday

    Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 08:00 AM

    The United Church of Christ Mental Health Network invites you to highlight mental health on the third Sunday in May or any Sunday that suits your schedule. 

    WTWlogoFINAL2C-sm.jpgWe see Mental Health Sunday as a way for your congregation to begin or to...

  • Torture Awareness Month

    Thursday, June 01, 2017 at 08:00 AM

    Every June, human rights and faith organizations join together to mark Torture Awareness Month because on June 26, 1987, the nations of the world took a major step against the immoral and abhorrent practice of torture. On that day, the Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment...

  • General Synod 2017

    Friday, June 30, 2017 at 06:00 PM through July 04, 2017

    Make Glad! General Synod 2017

    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 2017, thousands from across the country (and abroad) will gather...