United Church of Christ

Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Conferences vote to go forward Together, As One

The Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Conferences of the United Church of Christ made history Saturday, voting overwhelmingly to form a new unified Conference.


Migrant families at border have nowhere to go

A UCC pastor at the United States border with Mexico is supporting migrants in an almost hopeless situation. It's a crisis at the Arizona border that is overwhelming available humanitarian resources. 


UCC leaders: Keep Families Together!

The National Leadership of the United Church of Christ calls on the people of the denomination's almost 5,000 congregations to take action now to keep migrant families together.


Commentary: Making a Difference in Small But Significant Ways

In April I attended the Global Ministries’ gathering of anti-human trafficking activists in Kupang, Indonesia.


Toilet Paper Pyramid going up in Long Island to benefit local charities

A United Church of Christ congregation in Long Island, N.Y. is hoping to acquire 25,000 rolls to construct the world's largest toilet paper pyramid next month — in an effort to get into the Guinness Book of World Records, and to help numerous charities in its community.


UCC/DOC Leaders on US-Korea Summit: Peace is a process

Leaders of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) issued this statement following the summit meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un which resulted in an understanding that Pyongyang would work toward denuclearization and the United States would end joint military exercises with South Korea.


D.C. pastor shackled, held 27 hours for praying on Supreme Court steps

The Rev.Graylan Hagler, senior minister of Plymouth Congregational UCC in Washington, D.C., was arrested Monday afternoon for praying on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, and spent 27 hours in police custody in deplorable conditions before facing charges in Federal Court Tuesday night.


Massachusetts mother released from sanctuary at UCC church

A UCC congregation in Springfield, Mass. is celebrating with a Peruvian mother saved from deportation though sanctuary. Gisella Collazo left South Congregational United Church of Christ on Monday after she was granted a one-year stay of removal.


Poor People's Campaign advocates rally in D.C. around 'right to live'

Everyone has a right to live. That statement, the focus of this week's Poor People's Campaign rally in Washington, D.C., on June 11, prompted powerful speeches, drew signs with a number of different calls to action around jobs, income, the right to organize and housing, and spurred more than 100 arrests.


The 'new' UCC National Setting comes together

The UCC National Setting is seven months into a new way of functioning, living into a organization re-imagined by a change in the Bylaws, under a General Minister and President and two Executive Ministers.