United Church of Christ News

A Thanksgiving dinner at an Ohio church brings several groups together in community

A community of several types of people came together Tuesday for a Thanksgiving meal in the fellowship hall of an Ohio church.


The Price of Freedom?

Mass shootings aren’t the price of freedom, they are the cost of our society’s unwillingness to come to terms with its gun obsession.


UCC's 'Podcast for a Just World' connects faith, justice and community building

Another tool for UCC clergy, community activists, and people who want to find a way to promote justice and deepen their faith debuts with Advent, in the form of a new podcast from the Congregational and Community Engagement ministry.


Massachusetts Conference Minister one of 25 demonstrators charged at Statehouse

The UCC Massachusetts Conference Minister was one of 25 environmental activists detained after a sit-in at the Statehouse Thursday. The group wants the governor to ban the new construction of all fossil fuel infrastructure.


UCC clergy supporting North Carolina mother once again targeted by ICE

A North Carolina mother who spent 90 days in sanctuary in a Greensboro church until a federal judge vacated her deportation order is now in danger of beginning the deportation process again.


UCC clergy, interfaith leaders join Native People to protect sacred site in Utah

Showing solidarity for the sacred at the Bears Ears National Monument.


Wisconsin church welcomes neighbors to take from the Blessing Box

A small church in Wisconsin 36 miles south of Green Bay has a built tangible sign of love of neighbors right outside their front door. Ebenezer United Church of Christ in Chilton calls it a Blessing Box.


Retirement Housing Foundation matching gift program makes major donation to hurricane relief

The United Church of Christ's 2017 Hurricane Relief Fund received a generous gift from Retirement Housing Foundation, which helped push UCC disaster donations earmarked to assist people affected by Harvey, Irma and Maria over the $2 million mark.
 


Commentary: Welcome the Stranger Without Caveats or Conditions

Our call is simple, recognize humanity; welcome and care for humanity.


Shaping Theological Formation 'From the Ground Up'

The United Church of Christ national leadership is inviting anyone and everyone who loves this church to a two-day summit in April 2018 that will focus on the very theological foundation that forms the denomination — and defines who we are…what we think…what we do…in the world.