United Church of Christ News

Toledo-area UCC steps up to welcome Syrian strangers

What started as a literacy program has blossomed into a call to welcome the stranger among them. Sylvania United Church of Christ, located in the suburbs of Toledo, Ohio, has taken on a larger role in its community to assist refugees who are trying to make a new life in their community.


UCC church hopes to fund innovative new ministries in South Charlotte, N.C.

A UCC congregation on the north side of Charlotte, N.C., is looking to jump start a new ministry in the south Charlotte area, and is willing to provide the funding to get it off the ground.


UCC churches to focus on climate change with Earth Day, People's Climate March

The focus on creation care will be very evident in many UCC congregations over the next few weeks, with Earth Day, April 22 and the People's Climate March in Washington, D.C., on April 29 calling environmental advocates from across the country to put their faith in action.


Love, solidarity trumps hate in Virginia community, prompts healing after hate crimes

A Virginia congregation stands with a Jewish community center also under attack, to bring healing to their hometown.


Commentary: That All May Be Represented

If you live in the Washington, D.C. metro area or have visited, you may have noticed the politically charged message written on the bottom of the District of Columbia license plate. 


UCC general minister and president to speak at Ecumenical Advocacy Days

The Rev. John Dorhauer, general minister and president of the United Church of Christ, will help kick off the nation's largest ecumenical gathering when he speaks about white privilege during Ecumenical Advocacy Days, where he hopes to open the eyes of participants to seek racial justice.


Seattle UCC Good Friday service to lift up trans, non-gender conforming lives

A Seattle-based congregation will lift up transgender and non-gender conforming persons at a Good Friday service, seeking to share the message that church can be a welcoming space.


Virginia church, target of hate crime, reaffirms ministry to build a just world for all

A hate crime during Holy Week has only strengthened the resolve of a UCC congregation in Virginia to 'be the church' open to all, a place of welcome that proclaims love of neighbor.


Dorhauer listening tour links commitment to Just World for All and Three Great Loves

How are UCC churches living into the commitment to work for a Just World for All? That's the central question General Minister and President John Dorhauer is now gathering responses to, during a 'Listening Tour' in anticipation of General Synod in late June.


UCC leaders grieve for victims of Palm Sunday attacks in Egypt

A pair of deadly attacks in Northern Egypt, just hours apart, have shaken Egypt's Christian community as it marked the beginning of Holy Week. The United Church of Christ is strongly condemning the violent acts of terrorism on April 16.