United Church of Christ

Walking in the footsteps of migrants a life-changing experience

On a steamy morning in the Arizona sunshine, more than 50 people of faith were profoundly changed when they walked in the footsteps of migrants who traversed the Sonoran Desert in search of a better life.


Theological Formation Summit report now available for review

In April, the Office of the General Minister and President convened a summit on Theological Formation and invited interested members in the wider church to come to Cleveland for two days of contemplative community.


Worship Lab brings Ohio pastors together to try something new

Once a month, several Northeast Ohio pastors come together in the United Church of Christ's Amistad Chapel in a divine experiment. They gather in a Local Church Ministries-sponsored ‘Worship Lab' — to try out new rituals, and study different aspects of faith community worship. They also break bread together, and build community as they discuss what they've learned over lunch.


Clergy arrested demanding migrants release in Portland

20 clergy from different faith traditions, including the United Church of Christ, were arrested Thursday at the “Let Our People Go” protest in front of the Portland, Ore., ICE facility. 


Commentary: Time to Assume the Reins of the Future

As a peasant, Elisha depended on his oxen to plow the land.


Faithful Witness at the Border group unites for communion and confrontation

A service of communion on the Mexico side of the United States Border Wall on Tuesday, August 28, underscored the stark realities of current U.S. immigration policies and border militarization for more than 80 people of several faith traditions participating in the United Church of Christ’s Faithful Witness at the Border.


Faith Witness at the Border forging immigrant justice connections across UCC

More than 100 people from seven Conferences in the United Church of Christ, joined by members of three ecumenical partner Churches, are converging on the border town of Sahuarita, Ariz., for several days of study and service around immigrant justice.

 


Lingering Hurricane Lane brings winds, rains, floods to Hawaii

As Hurricane Lane brings torrential rains to the islands of Hawai’i, UCC Disaster Ministries is keeping watch on the storm, as local churches and congregants take shelter.


UCC assists Maine congregation serving asylum seekers from around the world

A congregation in Portland, Maine, which serves asylum-seekers from around the world, has been sent a grant from the United Church of Christ to help further its ministry.


UCC Disaster Ministries gearing up for busy fall as Gulf Coast marks Harvey anniversary

As the Texas Gulf Coast prepares to mark the one year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, the UCC Disaster Ministries' team and partners in the area are preparing for a busy fall season of rebuilding work.