Twenty one young Americans are suing the United States government in an effort to protect the planet, and the UCC has organized a campaign urging clergy across the country, and young people of all faith traditions to preach a sermon on their behalf.
A number of UCC churches in the Arizona Borderlands, opening their facilities to shelter and support hundreds of migrant asylum seekers being released in waves from ICE custody this month, are living out a 2017 General Synod Resolution to be an Immigrant Welcoming Church.
“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning?” - Psalm 22:1 NRSV
A UCC congregation in Milwaukee is working to make sure that the right to vote is available to all young people who are interested, no matter what their circumstances.
On Oct. 19, 2017, First Congregational UCC in Amherst Mass., took a leap of faith: it offered sanctuary to Lucio Perez on the day he was to be deported. No one — including Perez and his family — quite knew what was ahead.
A process to streamline and redefine the leadership structure of the National Setting of the United Church of Christ, through a series of amendments to the denomination’s Constitution, has just been completed.
As the people of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas begin the long process of recovery from Hurricane Michael, an extraordinarily powerful Category 4 storm which slammed into the Florida panhandle on Wednesday, UCC Disaster Ministries remains poised to assist.
Memories, tears, celebration, and inspiration combined into a lasting message by Helen Brunner as she delivered the 36th Everett C. Parker Ethics in Telecommunications lecture October 11 to a packed house of media justice advocates, policy makers and faith leaders in Washington, D.C.
People who have suffered sexual trauma, who have spent significant effort shielding themselves from public shame, and who have sought healing from deep wounds, now find their stories painfully reflected on very public and highly politicized stages.
United Church of Christ congregations in Phoenix that provide safe space for migrants seeking asylum in the United States have been extremely busy since Monday, offering extravagant welcome to hundreds of people.