United Church of Christ

Collaboration and creativity bring Havelka to Faith Formation Team

Never be afraid to try something new. The Faith Formation Ministry Team of the United Church of Christ is living into that mantra, welcoming a new minister of faith formation: Curator of Youth and Young Adult Ministries the Rev. Nicole Havelka. The denomination's national setting will be sharing Havelka with the Ohio Conference UCC on an experimental basis, in a partnership of creative collaboration.

UCC advocate of women's rights Loey Powell retires

In her 38 years of ministry, the Rev. Loey Powell, one of the longest serving "out" lesbians in ministry in the history of the denomination, raised awareness of human trafficking, maternal health, and kept advocacy for women in the forefront of the public voice of the UCC.


Commentary: “Never Again On Our Watch”

A couple of weeks ago I rewatched Hotel Rwanda. 

Trio of UCC leaders present at White House Easter Prayer Breakfast

A trio of United Church of Christ ministers are in the nation’s capital to celebrate Eastertide with fellow religious leaders at the White House.

Global Ministries leaders reach out to partners after Easter bombing in Pakistan

Soon after a bomb tore through a busy neighborhood park in Pakistan on Easter Sunday evening, the leaders of Global Ministries reached out in solidarity to partners in that country, sending a letter of support, condolence and prayer.

Installation service envisioned as family event for denomination and Dorhauer

The three-city April installation service for the UCC ninth General Minister and President is envisioned as family event both for the denomination and the Rev. John C. Dorhauer.

Oregon Holy Week walk underscores creation care with 235-mile trek

During the week of the Christian calendar that proclaims resurrection and life, 13 people of faith were on the move for climate justice, building community along the way.

New Jersey UCC provides foundation for Family Promise

A chance conversation between a New York City marketing executive and a homeless woman in 1981 morphed into the nation's leading nonprofit focused on helping homeless families with children find their way to financial independence. Family Promise, now marking 30 years as an interfaith organization, found its first partner in the UCC.

Commentary: Breaking News!

Working in Washington D.C., I consume a lot of news. 

Holy Week immigration protest ends with arrests in L.A.

United Church of Christ immigration advocates in California, joined by dozens of other people of faith, clergy, and community members in a Holy Week protest, were arrested Wednesday morning, March 23, in downtown Los Angeles for standing up for the rights of refugees.