United Church of Christ News

Raleigh church offers sanctuary to father of four

A North Carolina father of four entered the sanctuary of a Raleigh UCC congregation, just days after Winston Salem mother of three was able to leave the protection of a UCC Greensboro church and resume a normal life.

Deadly California wildfires spare UCC churches, devastation displaces thousands

United Church of Christ members reach out to others affected by deadly wildfires devastating several Northern California communities, amid prayers for their safety and offers of assistance.

Wisconsin congregation and neighbors raise relief money for Puerto Rico

A small southwest Wisconsin community rallies around its local UCC congregation and helps raise thousands of dollars for hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico.

Elmhurst College pledges to support Dreamers during DACA debate

Elmhurst College pledges to support Dreamers during DACA debate, and encourages other UCC affiliated institutions to join in.

Reorganization around mission realigns UCC national setting

With a call for prayer during a time of great change, the UCC national offices begin to live into something new.

Chicago church connects sustainable food, economic empowerment

Trinity UCC's emphasis on environmental concerns is not secondary in its ministry—it flows from a green theology that shapes everything the Chicago congregation does.

UCC clergy, part of interfaith prayer vigil in Las Vegas, mourn 59 lives lost to gun violence

Three United Church of Christ ministers were part of a unity vigil Monday night in Las Vegas, a gathering of people of all faiths coming together in solidarity to mourn the 59 lives lost to gun violence.

Rev. John Dorhauer: What does it mean to be a reforming church?

A reflection from UCC General Minister and President the Rev. John Dorhauer about what it means to be a reforming church in today's world. 

North Carolina mother leaves sanctuary after deportation order cancelled

A North Carolina mother of three who has been living in sanctuary in a Greensboro church with her two young sons can return to her home in Winston-Salem after a federal immigration judge cancelled her deportation order.

Rev. Traci Blackmon: It is up to US to stop gun violence

May we stop wringing our hands in helpless disbelief and satiating our hearts with false narratives of lone gunmen. Because until we do all we can to prevent such mass shootings, no gunman acts alone.