United Church of Christ

Disaster Ministries ready with support as Florence bears down on Carolina coast

As an extremely dangerous Hurricane Florence churns its way toward the east coast of the United States, UCC Disaster Ministries is monitoring the situation through established networks and stands ready to support Church partners, Conferences and Congregations in Florence's path.


Neighbors in Need offering helps set up young scholars for success

Neighbors in Need supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. In the St. Louis area, a Neighbors in Need grant helped make a special learning opportunity possible for dozens of children from kindergarten to second grade. The 2018 offering will be taken in early October, and the grant application process is available online until September 30.


UCC advocates demand action on 'moral issue' of climate change with Rise for Climate march

Environmental justice advocates marched in the streets across hundreds of communities in roughly 90 countries on Saturday, delivering the same message to government leaders — it's time to address climate change — what UCC and other people of faith are calling the moral issue of our time.

 


Commentary: Remembered Promises

On September 20, 2017 my stepfather was celebrating one of those big-deal birthdays that further cemented his ability to qualify as a classic.


Introducing Faith INFO, a new focus on the local church

The United Church of Christ is only as strong as its local congregations. That's why Justice and Local Church Ministries is rolling out a reconfigured faith formation team, with a laser focus on the needs of the local Church.


Rise for Climate marches link environmental justice, global partnerships

The justice work and the global partnerships of the United Church of Christ are closely linked in mission. Case in point, the Rise for Climate Marches, and the newest global partnership with Tuvalu.


3 Great Loves fuels school supply drive in California

Like many congregations around the UCC, Niles Discovery Church in Fremont, Calif., collected school supplies for children in August. It's an annual ministry which embodies the UCC 3 Great Loves initiative. A tangible expression of love of children, it also makes going back to class a lot easier for a lot of kids in their community.


Riverside Church 'God and Guns' aims to train faith leaders to address gun violence epidemic

The UCC has long been an outspoken faith community advocating for sensible, responsible policies to end gun violence. On October 11-12, the Riverside Church in NYC will host 'God and Guns' — a conference that will train attendees — whether clergy, congregants, or community members — how to get started.


Dorhauer: Cuban commitments to community

The Rev. John Dorhauer spent three days in Cuba with the National Council of Churches, and writes about his impressions of Cuban commitments to community.


Central American family embraced in Arizona

A brave woman and mother from Central America shares her family's story — one of struggle, survival, love and support — with group of migrant justice advocates from several UCC Conferences and Churches gathered in Arizona.