United Church of Christ News

UCC president supports statements of North Carolina pastor who denounced white supremacy

UCC General Minister and President the Rev. John Dorhauer speaks out in support of a North Carolina pastor who resigned his position because of the attention his remarks against white supremacy and racism have focused on his church.

UCC leaders saddened, angered by DACA elimination

The leaders of the United Church of Christ will continue to stand with and speak out on behalf of more than 800,000 young people in this country who have applied for and received protection from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a program eliminated today by the Trump administration.

Texas churches reaching out to support neighbors flooded out by Harvey

Churches across Texas are banding together to get the people of the Houston and coastal areas ravaged by Hurricane Harvey what they need most right now — cash, clean up buckets, hygiene kits, and gift cards.

Looking back at 10 significant moments at General Synod 2017

The United Church of Christ General Synod in Baltimore was jam-packed with justice, for our neighbors, our immigrant brothers and sisters, and planet Earth. Relive the experience.

UCC congregations, organizations heeding call to help after Harvey

They may be separated from the people in Texas and Louisiana who have been hit hard by Harvey by thousands of miles, but members of the wider United Church of Christ want those suffering to know that they stand with them, and will do all they can to help them recover.

UCC pastor sends love, prayers and postcards to Nashville Statement signers

Countless people across the United Church of Christ and other progressive denominations were troubled and angered when the Nashville Statement was released Tuesday by a coalition of conservative Christians, but a UCC pastor in Michigan took matters into her own hands, for the love of her neighbors.

Donations, clean-up kits among most pressing needs in Hurricane Harvey aftermath

For individuals and congregations across the United Church of Christ wondering how they can help the victims affected by Hurricane Harvey… disaster coordinators are urging them to assemble cleanup buckets and to send donations to the denomination's emergency appeal — two components that will be crucial to the long-term recovery from the storm's destruction.

Commentary: With Hurricane Harvey, a Compassion Deficit and Trump's Paris Problem

When hurricanes or floods strike, we often witness a remarkable mobilization of compassion through charitable giving and volunteerism.

UCC leaders respond with a message of love, inclusiveness to ‘Nashville Statement'

The leadership of the United Church of Christ is denouncing the "Nashville Statement" by reasserting the inclusive positions adopted by the General Synod that celebrate the diversity of humanity.


California church sanctuary vote draws protests

They knew it wouldn't be a popular idea in their Southern California community. But the members of Menifee United Church of Christ voted after worship Aug. 27 to become a sanctuary church. And if the congregants weren't sure members of their community were in opposition to their decision, the protest outside their building Sunday morning proved it.