United Church of Christ

Vandalism at Maryland church being investigated as hate crime

Vandals broke into Immanuel United Church of Christ in Catonsville, Md., on June 29 causing more than $25,000 in damage, and the act is being investigated as a hate crime.


UCC Leader: We must mourn them all - we are all connected

The UCC's acting Executive Minister of Justice and Witness Ministries, mourning the lives lost recently to fear and to hate, is offering a reflection following an especially difficult 72 hours in America.


UCC President: We cannot remain silent

In response to the violence and gunfire that have ended so many lives in the last 72 hours, the General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ is calling for peace and reconciliation, as difficult as that may seem.


Commentary: Let Us Not Forget

Americans celebrated our nation’s 240th anniversary since its founding earlier this month on July 4th


UCC, Dakota Association mourn 'matriarch'

The United Church of Christ is mourning the passing of Winifred "Freddie" Boub, the 'matriarch' of the Dakota Association and its 13 Lakota churches on four Native American reservations in three states.


Advocates to Congress: It’s time to end the deadlock on gun legislation

Gun control advocates from the UCC marched on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning, part of a crowd representing more than two dozen denominations and faith groups demanding an end to the deadlock in the United States Congress around gun legislation.


UCC Board releases survey soliciting feedback on proposed Constitution and Bylaws changes

A new survey is intended to include all voices of the wider church in the conversation about proposed changes to the United Church of Christ Constitution and Bylaws.


Peace Cranes fly to Orlando

After the June nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla., that left 49 people dead and another 50 injured, the colorful symbols of peace made their way to First Congregational Church of Winter Park UCC in Winter Park, Fla., located just a few miles from where the tragedy took place. 


Search begins for next UCC Executive Minister of Justice and Witness Ministries

A search committee formed to call the next Executive Minister of Justice and Witness Ministries of the United Church of Christ is sharing the process and seeking qualified applicants.


Commentary: A Crack in the Liberty Bell: Why Freedom Cannot Ring

In 1751 the Speaker of the Pennsylvania Assembly, Isaac Norris, ordered a bell from London to be hung in the tower of the Pennsylvania State House.