United Church of Christ

Shared experiences lead to a standing ovation on Mother's Day

In a small farm community in southern Illinois on Mother's Day, a UCC congregation gave a standing ovation to a woman from India who shared her faith journey as a Muslim in today's world.


'The Amazing Race' taking giant leap from UCC's Angelus Plaza

United Church of Christ-related Angelus Plaza, the nation's largest affordable housing community, will be featured in the season finale of CBS's The Amazing Race, where contestants will bungee leap off the downtown Los Angeles skyscraper.


Florida Conference's new headquarters a green space inside and out

The Florida Conference of the United Church of Christ is greening up its corner of the earth, with a rehabbed, environmentally-friendly, sustainably-minded, LEED-certified building, a place of inspiration and learning for other groups and congregations.


Commentary: Asian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage in the United States

During May, we celebrate the heritage of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in the United States.


UCC community aids flood recovery in Texas

As the cleanup continues in Texas following high winds and flash floods in late April, UCC members are teaming up to help the people affected by the storms find normal again.


U.S. Diplomacy, not arms sales, needed in Middle East

The United Church of Christ, in a letter sent to Congress Thursday, May 5, is joining more than a dozen faith based-organizations speaking out against the U.S. role in militarized engagement in the Middle East.


New homes help shelter Filipino families in Typhoon Haiyan recovery

As the rebuilding effort in the Philippines continues — more than two years after the most destructive storm to make landfall ripped through the South Pacific — the United Church of Christ continues to help shelter the survivors who lost everything. 


Andover Newton, Yale Divinity School announce partnership

In keeping with their bold approach to theological education, UCC-related Andover Newton Theological School and Yale Divinity School unveiled plans May 2 to explore the possibility of a phased affiliation, beginning in Fall 2016.


UCC releases faith-based tools aimed at ending gun violence

The United Church of Christ, urging churches around the country to get involved in gun violence prevention, releases a very personal video message from a local congregation that lived through a horrific mass shooting in their small community.


Commentary: HB2

I am not transgender. I cannot know what the struggle is like to claim your identity in a culture like ours, where even the power of the state is brought to bear to enact discriminatory laws that embolden hatred, vitriol, and ignorance.