United Church of Christ News

Commentary: A Crack in the Liberty Bell: Why Freedom Cannot Ring

In 1751 the Speaker of the Pennsylvania Assembly, Isaac Norris, ordered a bell from London to be hung in the tower of the Pennsylvania State House.


Oregon church's care for creation wins June "Be the Church of the Month" contest

A small Oregon congregation that decided digging in the dirt was a good way to "Protect the environment" is being recognized as the first winner of the UCC "Be the Church of the Month" contest.


UCC offering assistance to West Virginia flood victims

Thousands of West Virginians are facing a prolonged cleanup effort following deadly and devastating storms that swamped much of the state last week, and the UCC will be there to help long-term.


UCC, WCC leaders condemn Turkish airport attack

After another terrorist attack at an international airport in Europe, saddened UCC executives join the leader of the World Council of Churches offering prayers and calling for additional efforts to bring peace to the region.


UCC activists applaud U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down Texas restrictions to abortion

United Church of Christ activists are surprised, but joyful, about the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-3 decision to strike down a Texas abortion access law that would have closed more than 75 percent of the clinics in the state by imposing unnecessary restrictions. 


Commitment and community mark Illinois church anniversary

An Illinois church celebrates a milestone by inviting couples in its community to renew their wedding vows on the village green.


 


The Rev. Kathryn Matthews, Dean of Amistad Chapel UCC, to Retire

The Rev. Kathryn Matthews will step away from her position as dean of the Amistad Chapel United Church of Christ on June 30 after serving the UCC's national offices for 16 years. 


UCC leader speaks out against Supreme Court inaction on immigration

United Church of Christ General and Minister and President the Rev. John C. Dorhauer, decries Supreme Court ruling on the Obama administration's immigration plan.


UCC leaders celebrate national landmark status of Stonewall

The national leadership of the United Church of Christ is celebrating the new national monument status of an LBGT landmark. The Stonewall Inn, in New York's Greenwich Village, has been designated the Stonewall National Monument by President Barack Obama, the first addition to the National Park System honoring the history of the LBGT community.


New York UCC leaders call on Gov. Cuomo to rescind state order against BDS

New York UCC leaders are pushing back against N.Y. governor Andrew Cuomo's decision to prohibit state agencies from doing business with organizations aligned with the boycott, divestment and sanction (BDS) movement against Israel.