A brand new church in the Chicago neighborhood of Rogers Park has not yet celebrated its first weekly worship service, but it is already attracting a lot of people and attention.
The United Church of Christ is seeing a growing interest among congregations in learning more about the sanctuary movement. Just ask UCC General Counsel Heather Kimmel. Since the presidential election, she’s been answering a lot of questions about it.
Jesus wept. Jesus also healed.
Partisan politics have no place in the pulpit. And the United Church of Christ, along with nearly 100 other religious organizations, wants to keep it that way by urging Congress to preserve the "Johnson Amendment" limiting churches' political activities.
The United Church of Christ national office is joining other Ohio corporations and businesses in a coalition working to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in the state where the church is headquartered.
The Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ is planning to welcome the wider church to General Synod 31 like never before. The conference is offering six special events that take place before or after General Synod 2017 in Baltimore June 30 through July 4, as a way to introduce people to all that the Maryland area has to offer.
A church near the border is offering sanctuary and saving lives, heeding the call to build a just world for all.
An ecumenical partner of the United Church of Christ is undergoing a sudden change in leadership, prompting prayers from denominational leaders for the Unitarian Universalist Association. Its president, the Rev. Peter Morales, announced he is stepping down on April 1.
Melanie Johnson refuses to let her disability slow her down or keep her from helping others in the same way she did before her injury, during years working as an emergency medical technician. With her determination, and the grace of God, Johnson is on a path to help people through ministry.
Increasingly, the land of the brave is becoming the republic of fear.