United Church of Christ

Ohio church youth brave snow, bitter cold in Homeless Sleep Out

In the midst of a major winter storm which dumped as much as a foot of snow on Northeast Ohio, several young people from Lakewood Congregational Church (LCC) crawled into cardboard boxes to spend a frigid Saturday night outdoors in support of their homeless neighbors.


UCC leaders decry Supreme Court decision that allows Trump's transgender military ban

United Church of Christ leaders, angered and sickened by a discriminatory Supreme Court decision on Tuesday which will allow the Trump administration to begin enforcing a ban on transgender military service members as legal appeals continue, are speaking out and reaching out.


Minnesota church's Empty Bowls to feed hungry souls

A Minnesota congregation is creating or collecting scores of handmade pottery bowls to help fight hunger in their community.


Charles Buck named president and CEO of United Church Funds

The Rev. Charles Buck, former church pastor and Conference Minister in the United Church of Christ, has been elected as the new president and CEO of the United Church Funds, the institutional investment ministry of the denomination.


Traci Blackmon: If these walls could talk

The Rev. Traci Blackmon marks the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday by calling for the building of bridges, not walls — indicating there is no wall strong enough, high enough or entrenched enough to stop those who seek freedom.  


UCC registers logo, releases revised Brand Guidelines

Building on the process to refresh and update the visual identity of the United Church of Christ, the denomination’s National Setting has just released refreshed logos and an expanded color palette for use by Churches, Conferences and UCC affiliates and organizations.


The Shutdown Isn’t Over Even When It’s Over

At the time of this writing, it is day 28 of the partial federal government shutdown, now the longest in history.


Oregon Camp will forever be 'Forest First and Kid Focused'

The lands of a United Church of Christ outdoor ministry in the Oregon forest will be forever protected from development, a tangible sign of the denomination's love of children, love of neighbor and love of creation.


Commentary: Righteous Anger in the Face of Injustice: Fighting for Hope in the New Year

The start of the New Year brings new beginnings, new ideas and many new challenges to examine.


Celebrate CHHSM on UCC Health and Human Service Sunday

The UCC's Health and Human Service Sunday — to be held Jan. 27 this year — lifts up the rich history of CHHSM ministries across the country, as well as the many ways they answer their call to provide faith-based servant leadership in their local communities.