United Church of Christ

California pastor joins lawsuit against city's anti-sanctuary ordinance

A California UCC pastor, supported by his congregation, has joined the American Civil Liberties Union in a lawsuit against the city of Los Alamitos for trying to exempt itself from the state's Sanctuary law.

Commentary: Theologies of Genocide and Earth Day Ethics

While waiting to speak at an environmental event earlier this year, another speaker told me a fascinating story.

Antal's book garnering attention outside church circles

Massachusetts Conference Minister and President Jim Antal's new book, "Climate Church, Climate World" is garnering attention outside of traditional church settings.

UCC Military chaplains gather in Cleveland for networking, training, workshops and worship

All branches of the United States military are being represented in Cleveland this week, at a biannual gathering of military chaplains of the United Church of Christ.

New Hampshire youth taking on climate change creatively

A group of young people in a New Hampshire UCC congregation concerned about climate change plan to fund creation care in developing nations by feeding their family and friends.

General Synod Nominating Committee calling for candidates for UCCB and Synod Moderators

The UCC General Synod Nominating Committee has put out a call for candidates, looking to fill 12 seats on the Board of Directors, and to identify Moderators for General Synod 2021.

Commentary: Anti-Racism Resources for Children and Families

I’m asked often by local church clergy and faith formation staff about resources for talking with children about racism and white privilege. So I’d like to share a few helpful resources.

What's New? CASA awards 12 New and Renewing Spiritual Communities grants in 2017

An investment of more than a quarter million dollars in a dozen spiritual communities around the UCC through New and Renewing Spiritual Communities grants is resourcing inspirational ministries built around love, faith, community, justice and creativity.

Reimagining Theological Formation begins in contemplative community

The 'From the Ground Up: Re-Imagining Theological Formation' summit brought 135 people from across the life of the United Church of Christ to Cleveland, to imagine ways to transform how and what we teach, how we articulate what we believe and how we declare who we are in the world.

Despite mayor's objections, city council votes to support sanctuary, Massachusetts church

The City Council of Springfield, Mass., is offering strong support to a local UCC congregation providing sanctuary to a mother facing deportation, passing an order to keep the city from further involvement.