United Church of Christ

California Church untouched by wildfire that took members' homes

A UCC congregation in Redding, Calif., is planning a community meal on Tuesday, August 7, for friends and neighbors who have lost their homes and possessions to the wildfires burning in the area. While flames came within a mile of Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ, the church building was spared. The church family was not.

Western Regional Youth Event reaches across the water to the people of Puerto Rico

More than 400 youth and adult leaders at the UCC Western Regional Youth Event (WRYE) in Hawaii, living into a strong feeling of connection to another U.S. island, collected over $1,400 to help the people of Puerto Rico.

Commentary: Nine Reasons Why You Should Vote (and Tell Other People to Vote Too)

We are confronted with injustice every day and sometimes the problems of our world seem too big to confront.

UCC member in New York deported to Haiti: His youngest daughter speaks out

Judson Memorial Church in New York City continues to act on behalf of one of their own, deported to Haiti earlier this year. Congregant, part of Jean Montrevil's family and friends, hope to help him get back on his feet as they work to bring him home to the U.S.

NY clergy, lawmakers join forces to push for accountability around care of immigrant children

New York faith leaders, fighting to change the federal government's immigration policies, have teamed up with attorneys and state lawmakers aiming to hold the federal government accountable for immigrant children taken from their parents. It's a move of moral leadership; one that UCC clergy and the New Sanctuary Coalition in Manhattan hope catches on across the country.

Commentary: Environmental Justice and Human Rights – Solidarity!

The Rev. Jim Antal is dedicated to climate justice. He writes, "Human rights and environmental justice go hand in hand. One way or another, most of the defenders of human rights are up against one form or another of environmental assault and exploitation. It's time for America to face up to the fact that human rights violations are not 'somebody else's problem.'" 

This Little Light

It is hard to believe that the 2018-midterm elections are just over three months away, and we will soon be in the thick of a presidential election campaign in 2019.

3 Great Loves prompts youth to put faith in action at ERYE

Ask and you shall receive. In the age of social media, 3 Great Loves and through the generosity of 325 youth and young adults at the United Church of Christ Eastern Regional Youth Event (ERYE), a request for Bibles from a small North Dakota church has been immediately fulfilled.

Blackmon takes message of love, faith to Carter Center Human Rights Forum

The United Church of Christ's Rev. Traci Blackmon shared a message of love, equality, determination and hope with a global gathering of human rights defenders at the Carter Center in Atlanta on Tuesday, July 24.

UCC advocates arrested in St. Louis speaking out on behalf of their neighbors

Several United Church of Christ clergy and lay leaders were arrested during an interfaith call for justice outside the Federal Building in St. Louis, Mo., on Thursday.