United Church of Christ News

Central Atlantic Conference calls acting minister on short-term basis

Following the sudden death of conference minister the Rev. John Deckenback last month, the Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ is turning to the Rev. Sheldon Culver as acting minister as the conference prepares to ramp up a search process for an interim minister.


Effort to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline moves to D.C. District Court

Tribal leaders who traveled by bus from the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation in North Dakota to a U.S District courthouse in Washington, D.C., were joined by advocates from the United Church of Christ in a public demonstration of solidarity against the Dakota Access Pipeline.


Cornerstone Fund CEO Gordon Gilles announces retirement

Gordon Gilles is retiring as president and CEO of the Cornerstone Fund, concluding 21 years of service to that ministry of the United Church of Christ.


Commentary: Awakening the Nation with Action against Pipeline

Collegium Statement of Solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation


UCC leaders speak out in opposition to Dakota Access pipeline

Future construction of a controversial crude oil pipeline in North Dakota is being challenged in court this week by Native American nations and environmental organizations, with the public support of the national officers and conference leaders of the United Church of Christ.


UCC social media manager recognized by Cleveland business journal

With each post and tweet, Marchae Grair is spreading the word, amplifying the bold, public voice of the United Church of Christ, and her work is attracting attention. Grair, the social media manager for the UCC national office, is being recognized by an area business publication as one of the top young professionals making a mark in their fields in Northeast Ohio.


Dorhauer invitation: It's time to have an open conversation about White Privilege

United Church of Christ general minister and president John Dorhauer issues an invitation to wider church to use the soon-to-be-released 'White Privilege: Let's Talk' curriculum to facilitate open, sacred conversations on race.


UCC part of ecumenical effort opposing anti-BDS legislation

National leadership of the United Church of Christ, in response to "offensive and disturbing" laws, is defending the right of religious organizations to use economic pressure as a means for peace in Israel-Palestine.


Faith leaders prosecuted for public protest in Missouri, plan appeal

A group of nearly two dozen Missouri religious leaders, including a trio of United Church of Christ pastors, will appeal their verdict for trespassing when they staged a public protest for the lack of health care for poor people.


UCC Palestine-Israel Network resource guide created for 2015 General Synod resolution

To help local churches and conferences of the United Church of Christ live into the General Synod call to end the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, the UCC Palestine-Israel Network has introduced a new resource guide that will help UCC church leaders and ecumenical partners implement the 2015 resolution.