United Church of Christ

Commentary: Help us demand an equitable reconstruction of Puerto Rico

Two churches in Manhattan are making a difference in Puerto Rico six months after Hurricane Maria decimated the U.S. territory. They are urging the faith community to demand a reconstruction of the island that is sustainable, transparent and equitable.

Southern New England Conference leaders raise $3700 through wearing of the green

Leaders of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences together raised over $3,700 for their respective ministries through successful social media challenges that required them to go VERY green for St. Patrick's Day.

New church start in Michigan offers sanctuary to all

A small United Church of Christ congregation in West Michigan, planted as an Immigrant Welcoming Church late last year,  publicly proclaims its space as place of sanctuary.

UCC Counsel Warns that Housing Allowance May End

United Church of Christ General Counsel Heather Kimmel is advising churches and clergy to recognize that the end of the clergy housing allowance is a possibility.

Woman facing deportation finds sanctuary in Michigan church

A Michigan UCC congregation has made an apartment in its building for a mother facing deportation to Pakistan so she doesn't have to leave her son and the country she's called home for more than 13 years.

Commentary: The Snake: Anti-Immigrant Propaganda Used to Dehumanize Our Neighbors

Our government separated a Congolese woman from her 7-year-old daughter.

UCC clergy support student memorial demonstrations in national call for gun control

Tens of thousands of students at high schools and universities across the country walked out of classes on Wednesday morning to support gun control, accompanied in some communities by their chaplains and local clergy.

Pennsylvania congregation’s Pet Therapy program is perfect 3 Great Loves ministry

A 'small but mighty' Pennsylvania congregation is showing love to its neighbors young and old, through a pet therapy program that helps fill gaps in its community.

Volunteers, hosts at UCC's new Harvey recovery site share skills, hugs, prayers

Serving on a disaster recovery work team involves much more than painting or putting up drywall, as important as that can be. It's also very much about building relationships.

Commentary: The Legacy of Billy Graham

Billy Graham died last month, and the world took notice. As a UCC minister notes, Graham’s death creates an opportunity for mainline progressives as well as ECOTs to pause and ponder, even give thanks.