United Church of Christ News

Commentary: Seeking Answers: It’s Time to Allow Federal Government to Research Gun Violence Epidemic

“Why are so many people dying from senseless gun violence?”


UCC minister's podcast earns top award from Associated Church Press

When the Rev. Matt Fitzgerald learned that his podcast was was being honored by the Associated Church Press, he was genuinely surprised. That's because Fitzgerald, a United Church of Christ minister in Illinois, had no idea the podcast, Preachers on Preaching, was in the running for such a recognition.


NYE 2016 gathers youth at Walt Disney World

Among the firsts at this week's National Youth Event is a newly-launched NYE application for smartphones that will allow users to keep up with schedules, stay connected with their friends, and is ecologically-friendly, as it reduces the need for printed materials.


John Deckenback remembered as faithful servant to church and family

The United Church of Christ said goodbye to one of the pillars and elder statesman of the denomination, as friends and family came together at Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ in Frederick, Md., to celebrate the life and ministry of the Rev. John Deckenback.


UCC invites churches to lead by "Building Bridges" with Muslim neighbors in communities across America

The Pacific Northwest Conference (PNC) United Church of Christ is joining UCC national leadership in reaching out to the thousands of churches across the denomination with an invitation to join a public campaign of love and acceptance of Muslim Americans.
 


Commentary: What A Little Moonlight Can Do

When I was nine years old, I wished for a telescope for my birthday.


UCC mourns long-time conference minister, church statesman, justice advocate John Deckenback

The United Church of Christ is grieving the loss of one of its greatest champions, the Rev. John Deckenback.


UCC displays social justice, radical welcome during RNC

The United Church of Christ is taking to the streets outside the Republican National Convention and making honored guests feel at home inside the Church House.


UCC leaders: Peace must begin with us

Leadership of the United Church of Christ "distressed and haunted by the words of a man who shot and killed these officers" today released a pastoral letter after the second incident in just over a week where law enforcement officers in this country were targeted, shot and killed by a gunman.


UCC leader: We will BE the Church during the RNC

As the Republican National Convention opens in downtown Cleveland, steps away from the national offices of the United Church of Christ, the Rev.Traci Blackmon, acting executive minister of UCC Justice and Witness Ministries, releases a letter to the wider church, outlining the efforts planned by the Church House during the RNC.