United Church of Christ

Commentary: Home of the Brave?

“Fear is the foundation of most governments,” John Adams wrote in his 1776 pamphlet Thoughts on Government.  


Justice advocates to MLB franchise: ‘Eliminate Chief Wahoo' entirely

The Cleveland Indians professional baseball team is bumping the Chief Wahoo logo down in its batting order, announcing that the image will be the team's secondary logo this year. While the move is an important step for the dignity of Native Americans, racial justice advocates in the United Church of Christ want the caricature out of the lineup altogether.


Extravagance UCC morphs into online ministry for faith formation

Extravagance UCC, the successful online ministry started more than two years ago under the visionary leadership of the Rev. Jo Hudson, is revamping its outreach as part of the United Church of Christ’s Faith Formation Ministry.


‘Keep it in the Ground’ focus of UCC preach-in

As part of Earth Day weekend, UCC preachers are encouraged to deliver sermons embracing clean energy and energy conservation. Join the church’s April multimedia initiative, using resources available now.


UCC leaders speak out against North Carolina transgender law

The national leaders of the United Church of Christ are adding their voices to the growing list of corporate executives, community leaders and human rights advocates calling for the repeal of the North Carolina law restricting the legal rights of transgender people.


UCC justice executive part of 15-state 'moral revolution' tour

One of the United Church of Christ's nationally recognized justice leaders is teaming up with the founder of the "Moral Monday" movement and a prominent New York minister for a 15-state tour to promote moral values and challenge conservative voices.


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.