United Church of Christ News

UCC clergy, interfaith leaders join Native People to protect sacred site in Utah

Showing solidarity for the sacred at the Bears Ears National Monument.


Wisconsin church welcomes neighbors to take from the Blessing Box

A small church in Wisconsin 36 miles south of Green Bay has a built tangible sign of love of neighbors right outside their front door. Ebenezer United Church of Christ in Chilton calls it a Blessing Box.


Retirement Housing Foundation matching gift program makes major donation to hurricane relief

The United Church of Christ's 2017 Hurricane Relief Fund received a generous gift from Retirement Housing Foundation, which helped push UCC disaster donations earmarked to assist people affected by Harvey, Irma and Maria over the $2 million mark.
 


Commentary: Welcome the Stranger Without Caveats or Conditions

Our call is simple, recognize humanity; welcome and care for humanity.


Shaping Theological Formation 'From the Ground Up'

The United Church of Christ national leadership is inviting anyone and everyone who loves this church to a two-day summit in April 2018 that will focus on the very theological foundation that forms the denomination — and defines who we are…what we think…what we do…in the world.


UCC groups coming together in Philly to help hurricane evacuees from Puerto Rico

The UCC's Pennsylvania Southeast Conference is the lead voluntary agency in a public-private collaboration that is welcoming hundreds of Puerto Rican families fleeing dire post-Maria conditions on the island and seeking refuge in and around Philadelphia.


Cuba contingent hopes to further partnership between U.S., Cuban churches

A Global Ministries delegation celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with friends and partners in Cuba, part of a journey to deepen relationships between churches in the two countries.


Commentary: Not This Tax Reform

As Congress takes up a long-promised bill to reform our federal taxes, we are once again thrust into a very loud, very confusing conversation that will undoubtedly produce more heat than light.


Commentary: Mourning the Lives Lost at Sutherland Springs

As we learned of the massacre at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, we mourned with this body of believers, this town, and our nation. 


Rethinking Veterans Day a way better to articulate love of neighbors with military service

Three ministers with military ties, noting the upcoming Nov. 11 holiday, are encouraging congregations to 'Rethink Veterans Day,' and find ways as a faith community to care for our service members on Veterans Day and every day.