United Church of Christ

Southwest Conference churches feed children, welcome families, support educators during walkout

Love of children and love of neighbor are both evident across the Southwest Conference United Church of Christ (SWC) this week, with people stepping up to feed children and assist families impacted by the statewide Arizona teachers walkout.


Two Cleveland congregations partner in 'Sacred Conversations to End Racism' pilot project

Two United Church of Christ congregations in Greater Cleveland, partners in a pilot program using the denomination's latest race relations resource, are providing valuable feedback as they work together through the Sacred Conversations to End Racism (SC2ER) curriculum.


Commentary: Graceful Engagement

I'm sometimes asked why there are 1,500 Open and Affirming (ONA) congregations in the United Church of Christ.


Ecumenical Advocacy Days work for a world without borders or boundaries

More than 750 people of faith converged on Washington, D.C., for Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2018, to stand with brothers and sisters who have been uprooted in this country and around the world, and to gain the tools necessary to push for just policies to change and better the lives of immigrants and refugees living in the United States.

 

 


Michigan church 'Honors thy Mother' on Earth Day

A Michigan UCC congregation had a pretty hands-on way of celebrating Earth Day. After their pastor preached an award-winning sermon about how people of faith are called to be caretakers of God's creation, members immediately put that call into action, continuing Sunday worship outdoors using their hands and feet.


Dorhauer: Privilege comes with power. Use it to make a difference.

The United Church of Christ General Minister and President makes a powerful statement about white privilege illustrated by the case of two African American men arrested April 12 in Philadelphia just for sitting at Starbucks.


'One Last Summer' debuts at local film festival, documents Ohio Outdoor Ministries camp's last season

'One Last Summer,' a documentary that chronicles the last season at Pilgrim Hills, an UCC Outdoor Ministries camp in Ohio, will premiere on Saturday, April 28, at the Canton Film Festival, with a free screening.


California pastor joins lawsuit against city's anti-sanctuary ordinance

A California UCC pastor, supported by his congregation, has joined the American Civil Liberties Union in a lawsuit against the city of Los Alamitos for trying to exempt itself from the state's Sanctuary law.


Commentary: Theologies of Genocide and Earth Day Ethics

While waiting to speak at an environmental event earlier this year, another speaker told me a fascinating story.


Antal's book garnering attention outside church circles

Massachusetts Conference Minister and President Jim Antal's new book, "Climate Church, Climate World" is garnering attention outside of traditional church settings.