United Church of Christ News

Holy Cow! Philadelphia pastor hangs on as huge cow escapes live nativity scene

He juggles a lot of responsibilities as the pastor of one of Philadelphia's oldest churches, but wrangling a huge cow on a city street in the early hours of the morning during a snowstorm is not something the Rev. Michael Caine ever thought he would be called to do.

Commentary: Working for Justice is Intergenerational

Several people spoke up – asking questions and offering help. 

Commentary: All I want for Christmas is a hot shower

For 26 years, the Congregational Church of Patchogue on Long Island, New York, has been offering soap, deodorant, wash cloths and other toiletries to homeless persons. This week, with a Mobile Shower Unit, the church began offering them an opportunity to put them to use.

'Sock It To Em Campaign' gifts scores of socks to homeless neighbors at the holidays

A couple of UCC members in Colorado built a charitable organization around their desire to help their homeless neighbors stay warm when winter comes.

At Christmas, Love Wins

In his Christmas message, UCC General Minister and President the Rev. John C. Dorhauer invites the wider church to commit to a season of 3 Great Loves, to ensure that 'Love Wins.' 

Southern California congregation 'under siege', surrounded by raging wildfires

A UCC congregation and it community are under siege in Ventura, Calif., surrounded by raging wildfires that authorities say could get worse before they get better.

Commentary: Toward a Global Compact on Migration for the Well-Being of All

Global movements of people always have been a reality. 

Hundreds of advocates demanding action for immigrants arrested on Capitol Hill

181 people from all walks of life, including two United Church of Christ ministers, were arrested on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building Wednesday afternoon in Washington, D.C., staging a sit-in in support of the immigrants known as the Dreamers.

Ohio church's community Christmas gift takes neighbors back to Bethlehem

The members of a United Church of Christ congregation in Newark, Ohio offered their friends, families and community an unusual and moving gift on the first Sunday of Advent. A gift of love for neighbor, and a realistic reminder of the true meaning of Christmas.

UCC leaders call on U.S. Supreme Court to protect the rights of all people in Cakeshop case

Leaders of the United Church of Christ are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to protect the rights of all people, as it hears oral arguments in the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission case. Respect for religious liberty requires recognizing diverse religious beliefs, meaning businesses open to the public must serve all.