United Church of Christ News

Wisconsin congregation and neighbors raise relief money for Puerto Rico

A small southwest Wisconsin community rallies around its local UCC congregation and helps raise thousands of dollars for hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico.


Elmhurst College pledges to support Dreamers during DACA debate

Elmhurst College pledges to support Dreamers during DACA debate, and encourages other UCC affiliated institutions to join in.


Reorganization around mission realigns UCC national setting

With a call for prayer during a time of great change, the UCC national offices begin to live into something new.


Chicago church connects sustainable food, economic empowerment

Trinity UCC's emphasis on environmental concerns is not secondary in its ministry—it flows from a green theology that shapes everything the Chicago congregation does.


UCC clergy, part of interfaith prayer vigil in Las Vegas, mourn 59 lives lost to gun violence

Three United Church of Christ ministers were part of a unity vigil Monday night in Las Vegas, a gathering of people of all faiths coming together in solidarity to mourn the 59 lives lost to gun violence.


Rev. John Dorhauer: What does it mean to be a reforming church?

A reflection from UCC General Minister and President the Rev. John Dorhauer about what it means to be a reforming church in today's world. 


North Carolina mother leaves sanctuary after deportation order cancelled

A North Carolina mother of three who has been living in sanctuary in a Greensboro church with her two young sons can return to her home in Winston-Salem after a federal immigration judge cancelled her deportation order.


Rev. Traci Blackmon: It is up to US to stop gun violence

May we stop wringing our hands in helpless disbelief and satiating our hearts with false narratives of lone gunmen. Because until we do all we can to prevent such mass shootings, no gunman acts alone.


UCC national leaders, executives explore immigration and race issues during European trip

Almost a dozen executives and leaders from the United Church of Christ, recently returned from a 17-day trip in Europe, spent the journey exploring questions about what it means to be a reforming church in today's world.


UCC general minister and president responds to grief of a community, nation, after Las Vegas shooting

The leader of the United Church of Christ, saddened and sickened over the loss of life in a mass shooting Sunday night in Las Vegas, offers prayers for those killed, the injured, their families, the first responders, and those who continue to provide physical and pastoral care in that community.