United Church of Christ

Generous bequest boosts One Great Hour of Sharing Endowment

A couple from rural Pennsylvania who loved the UCC and were significant supporters of the church's work around the world—missions funded by One Great Hour of Sharing—will be making a major impact on that ministry forevermore.

Commentary: Black History Month: Why it still matters.

There is an African proverb that states, “If the lions do not write their own history, then the hunters will get all the credit.” Simply stated, it is important for Black people to tell our truths, our stories, our histories. We can never forget.

Long Island congregations create memorials honoring Florida school shooting victims

A UCC congregation in Sayville, New York, has set up a visual memorial to the victims of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting and is offering to help other faith groups do the same.

United Seminary of the Twin Cities planning move to better serve students, mission

In an effort to better serve its students and its mission, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities will be relocating to a new home by years end, selling the campus on which it was founded in 1962 to a local charter school.

Students, faith communities call for change in gun laws after Parkland school shootings

As the survivors of the massacre in Parkland, Fla., step up to advocate for gun legislation to prevent another school shooting, students and faith communities from across the U.S. are standing with them in the call for action.

Traci Blackmon: How are the children?

The Rev. Traci Blackmon asks, "How are the children?" A question that seeks to reframe the conversation around serious gun control.

Commentary: Reclaiming God’s Love & Justice through Sacred Conversations to End Racism

As people of faith we can reclaim God’s love and justice to dismantle and eradicate racism, xenophobia, and white skin privilege and supremacy. And we can start by entering into a covenant through a forthcoming United Church of Christ curriculum entitled, Sacred Conversations to End Racism.

UCC leaders grieve, urge activism after another deadly school shooting in South Florida

UCC leaders believe it's past time to stand up to the gun lobbies and advocate for Jesus’ way of peace after another deadly school shooting in South Florida.


Kansas pastor, community fight for return of neighbor spirited out of the country by ICE

As a Kansas community rallies around the family of an almost-deported professor and works to see him returned home, an involved UCC minister is providing pastoral care, and voicing her outrage and concern with ICE.

Short stay in sanctuary for Arizona father of five after ICE reverses deportation order

A father of five with a son battling cancer, welcomed into sanctuary by a UCC congregation in Phoenix on Friday, will be allowed to stay in the United States temporarily after ICE reverses a decision to deport him to Mexico.