The UCC Southwest Conference Minister shares circumstances on the Arizona Border and ways churches are adapting their ministry strategies to meet the needs of migrants coming north.
The national leadership of the United Church of Christ is condemning a government attempt to define gender as a biological fact determined at birth.
A UCC pastor in Southern Arizona invites the wider church to come to the Borderlands and learn first-hand about immigration.
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The United Church of Christ Board, at its fall meeting, formally ratified the realigned structure of the denomination's national leadership, approved a budget for 2019, and worked toward the next election of national executives to be held at General Synod 32 in Milwaukee, in June.
'Homeless Jesus,' a sculpture by a Canadian artist, was installed on the lawn of First Congregational UCC in Elyria, Ohio, as a way to draw attention to the needs of homeless refugees, migrants, and those marginalized within the community and society at large.
Our faith teaches us to love our neighbor as ourselves. Often, that can mean the folks in our own communities. But as the members of Dover (Mass.) UCC have learned, it also means people some 1,600 miles away.
Twenty one young Americans are suing the United States government in an effort to protect the planet, and the UCC has organized a campaign urging clergy across the country, and young people of all faith traditions to preach a sermon on their behalf.
A number of UCC churches in the Arizona Borderlands, opening their facilities to shelter and support hundreds of migrant asylum seekers being released in waves from ICE custody this month, are living out a 2017 General Synod Resolution to be an Immigrant Welcoming Church.
“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning?” - Psalm 22:1 NRSV