United Church of Christ

UCC pastor: Central American caravan teaching a congregation to “Fear Not”

A UCC congregation close to the U.S./Mexico border has welcomed one of the first families from the Central American caravan to life in Arizona.

UCC President speaks out against new DOJ immigration policy

The Department of Justice released a new approach to immigration on Monday, one that Attorney General Jeff Sessions said will begin separating parents and children caught crossing the border. UCC General Minister and President John Dorhauer says the church remains adamantly opposed to policies that seek to separate families. 

Two Dallas congregations act as one, raise awareness about gun violence

A stark display outside a Dallas church, one which makes tangible statement against gun violence, has helped unite two UCC congregations in social justice and in worship.

'Leading by Example,' UCC national officers are tested for HIV

The three national officers of the United Church of Christ are leading by example, joining a worldwide campaign to end the stigma around HIV by taking an HIV test.

Commentary: Seeking Peace in Korea: Hope or “Hooey”?

North and South Korean leaders held an historic summit on April 27—the first in more than a decade.

Cleveland congregation offering sanctuary, one of three in NE Ohio keeping families together

A UCC congregation in Cleveland is providing sanctuary to a married father of four from Guatemala who wants to be here in this country as his children grow up. Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ is part of a growing movement in Northeast Ohio, where three churches are now sheltering immigrants.

UCC advocates in Flint protest water distribution center shutdown

UCC church members in Flint, Michigan continued the call for safe drinking water for all of people in their community this week, condemning state leaders for shutting down local drinking water distribution centers.

UCC Board begins Dorhauer renomination process

The United Church of Christ Board of Directors is beginning the renomination process for Rev. John Dorhauer as UCC General Minister and President, and is inviting members of the wider church to offer comments on his leadership.

UCC leaders influenced by James Hal Cone mourn founder of Black Liberation Theology

Leaders of the United Church of Christ are mourning the passing of a spiritual giant with the death of the Rev. Dr. James Hal Cone, the founder of Black Liberation Theology.

UCC Pastor: We need to be present to effect change

You can only imagine my surprise at receiving an invitation to be present at a table of high-level business executives talking about how to interest a large corporation in locating in Dallas, Texas.