Maine UCC initiates prayers for kidnapped Nigerian girls May 7, 2014
Through the power of prayer, the Rev. Alexis Fuller-Wright, the parishioners of First Congregational United Church of Christ and others across the life of the UCC will pray for nearly 300 missing Nigerian girls with a “prayer witness” beginning Mother’s Day.
UCC sends initial assist for tornado recovery in Midwest, South May 2, 2014
The United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries is taking the first steps in helping families recover after a series of tornadoes ripped through the Midwest and the South last weekend. The church sent $3,000 to fund a Church World Services appeal on Friday, May 2.
Making the case for the United Church of Christ May 1, 2014
There are about 70 marriage equality cases moving through the judicial system in the United States, but the lawsuit brought by the representative body of the United Church of Christ is distinct.
Awaiting religious freedom, North Carolina couples bus to Washington to wed April 30, 2014
This week the Rev. Nancy Ellett Allison, pastor of Holy Covenant UCC in Charlotte, North Carolina has participated in a landmark UCC lawsuit challenging North Carolina's marriage laws, hosted a media conference that focused the national spotlight on her congregation and is preparing for a road-trip to Washington, D.C. to lead an interfaith ceremony, wedding six same-sex couples who are banned from marrying in their home state.
Commentary: Taking Freedom of Religion Seriously April 29, 2014
The courageous legal action taken by the United Church of Christ protects the free religious exercise of United Church of Christ clergy, whether or not they agree with the church's affirmation of equal marriage rights.
UCC regional leaders explore ecumenical working relationships in western U.S. April 25, 2014
A two-day gathering will bring regional leaders from the United Church of Christ together with their counterparts from the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and Presbyterian Church (USA) to examine the challenges in ministry in the western United States, and to discuss ways to strengthen their work other across denominational lines.
UCC, DoC leaders share grief with Korea after ferry disaster April 24, 2014
As South Korean families recover those lost at sea and bury their dead in the aftermath of the ferry sinking, United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) leaders have sent written condolences, continuing to offer prayers to support their ecumenical partners.