United Church of Christ News

Southern California congregation 'under siege', surrounded by raging wildfires

A UCC congregation and it community are under siege in Ventura, Calif., surrounded by raging wildfires that authorities say could get worse before they get better.


Commentary: Toward a Global Compact on Migration for the Well-Being of All

Global movements of people always have been a reality. 


Hundreds of advocates demanding action for immigrants arrested on Capitol Hill

181 people from all walks of life, including two United Church of Christ ministers, were arrested on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building Wednesday afternoon in Washington, D.C., staging a sit-in in support of the immigrants known as the Dreamers.


Ohio church's community Christmas gift takes neighbors back to Bethlehem

The members of a United Church of Christ congregation in Newark, Ohio offered their friends, families and community an unusual and moving gift on the first Sunday of Advent. A gift of love for neighbor, and a realistic reminder of the true meaning of Christmas.


UCC leaders call on U.S. Supreme Court to protect the rights of all people in Cakeshop case

Leaders of the United Church of Christ are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to protect the rights of all people, as it hears oral arguments in the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission case. Respect for religious liberty requires recognizing diverse religious beliefs, meaning businesses open to the public must serve all.


Faith leaders revive MLK’s Poor People’s Campaign as a national organizing call to end racism, poverty

Campaign will engage thousands of people across the country in public protests, risking arrest to break through the nation's polarized politics. 


UCC New Hampshire church rejoices after federal judge decision halts Indonesian deportations

It may have come the Monday after Thanksgiving, but the decision of a federal judge in Boston is bringing a lot of joy and thanksgiving to a United Church of Christ congregation in New Hampshire.


UCC DC staff warns against 'harmful' tax cut bill up for Senate debate

Senate Republicans plan to bring their tax plan to a vote Thursday night in an effort to pass a key piece of legislation during President Donald Trump's first year in office. United Church of Christ leaders believe The Tax Cut and Jobs Act will cause "enormous harm" if the "irresponsible and regressive legislation" ends up on the President's desk.


Commentary: Rewriting the Story of U.S.-Philippines Relations

The last stop on President Trump's recent Asia tour was the Philippines, where he engaged in a friendly meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte.


Erie community's Blizzard of Blankets, Sock Sunday wrap homeless neighbors in love

A small Pennsylvania church, which lets space to an organization that opens its doors daily to people in the community without any place to call home, always shows a little extra love this time of year to make sure those neighbors stay warm.