United Church of Christ News

UCC president's response frames Synod remarks

The Rev. John Dorhauer, UCC general minister and president, offers a public apology for language used during a presentation that caused a listener to be hurt by it.


Director of UCC's analytics and data team appointed co-chair to interfaith research group

United Church of Christ minister the Rev. Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi was nominated and unanimously elected to serve as the first co-chair of the Cooperative Congregational Studies Partnership (CCSP), a multi-faith group of religious researchers representing more than two dozen different religious partners.


Virginia church shows love of children by stitching together small quilts

A small United Church of Christ congregation in Virginia is showing that its size is determined more by its heart than the number of members. Through a 3 Great Loves mission project making quilts for distribution in the surrounding community, Mt. Calvary UCC is visibly demonstrating its love for children.


UCC clergy answering the call to oppose Alt-Right rally in Virginia

Hoping to gather 1,000 clergy and people of faith in Charlottesville, Va., next week, a group of anti-racism organizers joined by a national officer of the United Church of Christ will stand against racial hatred opposite a white supremacist rally in the city on Aug. 12.


Ohio church holds Safety Town for refugee children

Ohio congregations provide safety education in a community project inspired by the Holy Spirit. Watch the video!


Commentary: Running with Perseverance

For faith advocates working to bring the voices and concerns of the most vulnerable in our communities to the center of public policy decision-making, the last several months have felt like an advocacy marathon. 


Youth and young adults drive Just Peace work in southern Indiana congregations

Following the lead of their pastor, the young people embody love of neighbor by engaging in peacemaking in their community and around the world.


UCC opposes bills that would criminally penalize economic leverage

The United Church of Christ wants Congress to know that it plans to manage its finances as an extension of its faith as a means of pursuing peace in Israel-Palestine. The denomination is urging people of faith to voice their concerns about a pair of bills that would criminalize attempted boycotts of Israel.


UCC advocates celebrate Senate inability to pass 'skinny repeal' health care legislation

UCC clergy and health care advocates are offering joyous prayers of thanks after the U.S. Senate is unable to pass 'skinny repeal' health care legislation.


Commentary: Three Great Loves

With its new Mission Statement, the United Church of Christ is committed to exploring what it takes to build a just world for all by simply loving God and loving our neighbor as we love ourselves.