United Church of Christ News

Chicago new church start attracts national attention before first worship service

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.


As support for sanctuary movement grows in UCC, questions arise

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.


Commentary: Accessible and Affordable Healthcare: It's a Moral Imperative

Jesus wept. Jesus also healed.


UCC among 100 religious groups supporting limits to church political activity

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.


UCC backs effort in Ohio to ban discrimination at work, housing or in public

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.


Central Atlantic Conference rolls out welcome mat with General Synod special events

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.


Buffalo congregation offers immigrants refuge and resources to start over in Canada

A church near the border is offering sanctuary and saving lives, heeding the call to build a just world for all.


Denominational leaders offer prayers for UUA during a time of transition

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.


First Virginia Kreyer scholarship 'a blessing' to Michigan seminarian

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.


Commentary: Republic of Fear

Increasingly, the land of the brave is becoming the republic of fear.