United Church of Christ News

UCC calling Creation care advocates to the Peoples Climate March in Washington D.C

With creation care and climate change topping the list of priorities United Church of Christ members believe the church needs to focus on in the future, expect a huge contingent of UCC earth care advocates in Washington D.C. next month for the People's Climate March.


Commentary: That "Adorable" Special Interest Group

A move is afoot in certain sectors of our society to put a permanent muffler on a special interest group that has been variously labeled as "whiney" and "obnoxiously persistent." 


Idaho church explosion severely injures moderator and his wife

A very small congregation in Southeast Idaho praying for two of their own has the support of their entire community, after an explosion and fire in the church boiler room severely injures the moderator and his wife.


Faith leaders rally on Capitol Hill to save health care

A day before the expected vote March 23 by lawmakers on a bill to overhaul the health care system, faith leaders rallied the public in a march on Capitol Hill, delivering copies of sacred texts to the offices of House Speaker Paul Ryan — sharing the stories of how Christ, the Great Physician, healed the sick and the poor.


A young refugee, OGHS ambassador, opens eyes and touches hearts as a voice for others

A young refugee from Africa, and an ambassador for the United Church of Christ's One Great Hour of Sharing, Esther Ngemba is speaking out as often as she can about the plight of refugees.


Two UCC churches named ‘Cool Congregations’ for creation care projects

When the United Church of Christ's Strategic Implementation Task Force surveyed 4,000 church members recently to find out which issues matter most to the denomination as a whole, climate change came out on top.


For three UCC leaders, a rare glimpse inside Gaza

A rare opportunity to visit with mission partners in this isolated territory in the Middle East, where hope and faith persist.


General Synod service projects to focus on people, environment, animals

Delegates and visitors of General Synod 2017 in Baltimore have the opportunity to go out into the community to perform acts of service in the areas of people, the environment and animals, and share that life-changing experience with their local faith communities when they return home.


Commentary: Glimpsing a Future without Barriers

On a visit to Bethlehem a couple years ago I had the pleasure of hearing a performance by the Palestine Youth Orchestra.


Expand your worldview with General Synod workshops

Visualize the Gospel through sculpture, see the scriptures come to life in pictures, learn more about Cuba and find ways to coach your way through conflict -- all possible with a one-hour workshop at General Synod in Baltimore.