United Church of Christ News

A partnership to pierce the cycle of poverty in Illinois

Rather than demolishing a nearby home to make more room for parking, an Illinois congregation of the United Church of Christ instead responded to its calling and renovated the property into housing for marginalized families — hoping to transform their lives and break the cycle of poverty by giving working families a path to home-ownership.


Commentary: Three Great Loves

At Synod, we will introduce a new campaign - Three Great Loves.


People's Climate March drawing hundreds of UCC advocates to D.C. this weekend

Almost 300 advocates from United Church of Christ congregations around the country have registered to march with the church contingent at the People's Climate March on Saturday in Washington, D.C.


Experience joy and exuberance at General Synod at worship

When delegates and visitors assemble for the 31st General Synod this summer in Baltimore, worship will take them into the United Church of Christ's biennial gathering, and it will conclude it. Drawing on the General Synod theme "Make Glad," every aspect of those life-affirming worship services will marry the work for justice and peace, emphasizing the role of the UCC in creating a just world for all.


Traci Blackmon, other faith leaders arrested in D.C. opposing 2018 budget proposal

The UCC's Rev. Traci Blackmon was one of seven religious leaders arrested in the Hart Senate Building Monday afternoon during a peaceful protest aimed at drawing attention to a federal budget proposal that makes deep cuts in programs that address human needs in order to increase defense spending.


Wisconsin congregation voice of progressive Christianity in Paul Ryan's hometown

A Wisconsin congregation takes courageous steps to practice a faith that is welcoming, in an area where it is not often the popular choice.


Jeanette Vizguerra, a face of the Sanctuary movement, named to Time 100 list

An undocumented immigrant and community activist now in sanctuary in a Denver church has been named one of the Time 100: most influential people of 2017.


Ohio church's 'Warm Wishes' ministry embraces love of neighbor

Every Monday morning, the sounds of sewing machines, lively conversation and laughter can be heard at David's UCC in Kettering, Ohio. The women of the "Warm Wishes" ministry are at work with the sole purpose of keeping their neighbors warm.


Commentary: Acting like the Earth is the Lord's

What if the church were to begin to act like the earth was the Lord's?   

 


Commentary: Lawmakers, Meet the Bible’s ‘Strangers, Widows and Orphans’

Good religion can be such a nuisance sometimes, especially for self-righteous lawmakers who prefer to throw around sentimental, misinformed caricatures of Christian scripture, while ignoring the thrust of its actual contents.