United Church of Christ News

Nebraska church reaches out to immigrants with welcome, education, resources

A UCC congregation in small-town Nebraska partnered with other justice organizations to do something tangible to help immigrants and refugees who face losing their Temporary Protected Status in the United States.

UCC mourns justice advocate Juanita Helphrey

The United Church of Christ and the world lost a fierce justice advocate with the death of Juanita Helphrey, former national staff member, and minister in the Northern Plains Conference UCC.

Little girl in North Carolina lives into a great love of her neighbors

A child will be celebrating her birthday this week by spending some time with her homeless friends, sharing her Christmas presents from Santa. Gifts she requested on their behalf.

Commentary: Uprooting the Sources of Harassment

Sexual violence against women is not new.

Maine congregation's 'liturgy of hospitality' feeds friends at the Neighborhood Café

A Maine congregation does church every Tuesday and it looks like a restaurant. A liturgy of hospitality, about welcome, affirmation, community building and delicious, healthy food.

UCC taps California minister as 3 Great Loves ambassador

A local pastor, inspired by the United Church of Christ’s one-church mission initiative, hopes to help connect ideas and resources in the denomination’s effort to build a just world for all people.

UCC clergy recognized for making a difference in 2017

Two United Church of Christ pastors have been recognized in their home communities for their efforts toward making the world a more just place for all.

Commentary: Do New Year’s Resolutions Actually Help Anyone?

Growing up, my siblings and I made many New Year's resolutions at the closing of each year.

Ohio congregation expresses love of neighbor with Family Promise

It's hard not to have a place to call home, especially at the holidays. But an Ohio church, living into the UCC's 3 Great Loves initiative, is ministering to neighboring families in their time of need.

Commentary: "Not in Our Town"

May the hope and promise of this season, of a just world for all, inspire us to take action and send a clear message to those who would perpetuate hate and violence, "Not in our town, not in our state, not in our country, not in our world."