United Church of Christ

UCC plans visible presence at ACT Now to End Racism rally in D.C. April 4

As the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. challenged America to confront and eliminate racism, a new generation of faith leaders is stepping up to do the same. The national movement kicks off with the A.C.T. to end Racism Rally on Wednesday, April 4 in Washington D.C. on the National Mall.


California congregation committing to 'Community Safety for All' on Good Friday

During Good Friday worship, the people of First Congregational Church of Oakland will hold a 'Seven Last Words' service to mark one of the holiest days on the Christian calendar. But instead of preaching on the seven last words of Jesus before he died on the cross, worshippers will be sharing the last words of seven people who have been killed in this country by the police.


An Easter People's Lamentation of Hope

In his Easter Message, United Church of Christ General Minister and President the Rev. John C. Dorhauer invites all in the wider church to celebrate the hope of Easter.


Youth, allies issue nationwide demand for gun control during March for Our Lives

In Washington, D.C., and in scores of cities across the country on March 24, the youth of America and their allies delivered a very powerful, very definite message: enough is enough! UCC advocates, urging 'Faith over Firearms,' came out by the hundreds to demand gun reform.


Commentary: HIV Criminalization Is a Barrier to Ending the HIV Epidemic

Laws that criminalize HIV are a barrier to ending the HIV epidemic in the United States.


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.