United Church of Christ

New Hampshire congregation fills a tent for homeless neighbors

As the Polar Vortex brings Artic air and frigid, dangerously cold temperatures into the Midwest and up into New England, a New Hampshire congregation is showing love to neighbors affected by the weather in a number of different ways.


Ohio church celebrates mother’s release from sanctuary, vows to continue ministry

A Columbus, Ohio congregation is celebrating with a mother of three who reunited with her family after spending almost three months in sanctuary at Just North United Church of Christ.


Love of creation leads Wisconsin Conference to 'go solar'

The Wisconsin Conference United Church of Christ is making a major investment in creation care, with the installation of a large solar panel array on the roof of the Trost Center, the Conference office headquarters.


UCC churches reach out with love, support as government shutdown continues

As the U.S. government shutdown marks 33 days, churches of United Church of Christ are providing community meals, stocking food pantries, and in some cases offering financial assistance to furloughed workers who face missing yet another paycheck and need to cover the bills.


Commentary: Saving Democracy

Shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989, political scientist and author Dr. Francis Fukuyama wrote the book The End of History and the Last Man.


Ohio church youth brave snow, bitter cold in Homeless Sleep Out

In the midst of a major winter storm which dumped as much as a foot of snow on Northeast Ohio, several young people from Lakewood Congregational Church (LCC) crawled into cardboard boxes to spend a frigid Saturday night outdoors in support of their homeless neighbors.


UCC leaders decry Supreme Court decision that allows Trump's transgender military ban

United Church of Christ leaders, angered and sickened by a discriminatory Supreme Court decision on Tuesday which will allow the Trump administration to begin enforcing a ban on transgender military service members as legal appeals continue, are speaking out and reaching out.


Minnesota church's Empty Bowls to feed hungry souls

A Minnesota congregation is creating or collecting scores of handmade pottery bowls to help fight hunger in their community.


Charles Buck named president and CEO of United Church Funds

The Rev. Charles Buck, former church pastor and Conference Minister in the United Church of Christ, has been elected as the new president and CEO of the United Church Funds, the institutional investment ministry of the denomination.


Traci Blackmon: If these walls could talk

The Rev. Traci Blackmon marks the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday by calling for the building of bridges, not walls — indicating there is no wall strong enough, high enough or entrenched enough to stop those who seek freedom.