United Church of Christ News

UCC groups coming together in Philly to help hurricane evacuees from Puerto Rico

The UCC's Pennsylvania Southeast Conference is the lead voluntary agency in a public-private collaboration that is welcoming hundreds of Puerto Rican families fleeing dire post-Maria conditions on the island and seeking refuge in and around Philadelphia.


Cuba contingent hopes to further partnership between U.S., Cuban churches

A Global Ministries delegation celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with friends and partners in Cuba, part of a journey to deepen relationships between churches in the two countries.


Commentary: Not This Tax Reform

As Congress takes up a long-promised bill to reform our federal taxes, we are once again thrust into a very loud, very confusing conversation that will undoubtedly produce more heat than light.


Commentary: Mourning the Lives Lost at Sutherland Springs

As we learned of the massacre at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, we mourned with this body of believers, this town, and our nation. 


Rethinking Veterans Day a way better to articulate love of neighbors with military service

Three ministers with military ties, noting the upcoming Nov. 11 holiday, are encouraging congregations to 'Rethink Veterans Day,' and find ways as a faith community to care for our service members on Veterans Day and every day. 


Commentary: Accompanying on the Journey to Justice

In the past year, I have visited with our global mission partners in the Middle East, in Colombia, and throughout Europe.


Arrests follow DREAM Act rally in Washington D.C.

A number of religious leaders and community activists put their bodies on the line in Washington, D.C. Wednesday afternoon to secure the futures of young people brought to this country as children. 


Massachusetts Immigrant Welcoming Congregation takes father of three into sanctuary

A UCC Immigrant Welcoming Congregation in western Massachusetts had studied sanctuary, but determined a host of obstacles were standing in the way of harboring a neighbor in need – until the church got a phone call that changed all that.


UCC opposes religious exemptions in Supreme Court case

The United Church of Christ is one of multiple faith groups urging the Supreme Court to decide that businesses open to the public must serve all people.


Tennessee interfaith counter-protesters outnumber white supremacists

Interfaith clergy part of crowd overcoming hate with love in Shelbyville.