United Church of Christ News

Commentary: 21st Century Race Matters

Maybe it’s me, but it seems we who consume news in the many ways we prefer are being exposed to more coverage regarding acts of racism in America. 


Guests from Cuba to provide personal perspective on proposed resolution at General Synod

The UCC Cuban connection runs deep, prompting the ‘Bring Down the Wall in the Caribbean’ GS resolution.


With roots in the UCC, U.S. Institute of Peace faces an uncertain future

UCC leaders believe a move to shutter the U.S. Institute of Peace — which traces its origin back to the denomination — would be short-sighted, should Congress authorize it in a spending bill. The White House's budget proposal points would eliminate the Institute of Peace within two years.


Church exhausts $50,000 in love of neighbor, to keep water flowing in Flint

It's been just over three weeks since Woodside Church in Flint, Mich., offered to pay water bills for neighbors in need. After writing more than 150 checks, over $50,000, the church is tapped out.


Connecticut faith leaders arrested protesting austerity budget

Six faith leaders, including Connecticut Conference Minister the Rev. Kent J. Siladi, were arrested Monday afternoon at the State Capitol in Hartford, assembling to speak out against severe budget cuts proposed by the state's governor.


Embrace the stranger, promote welcome on Refugee Justice Sunday

United Church of Christ advocates are urging the church to become immersed in refugee justice, by displaying solidarity with refugees for Refugee Justice Sunday on June 18.


New UCC logo reflects, complements denomination's Purpose, Vision, Mission Statements

Beginning with General Synod 2017 in Baltimore this summer, the United Church of Christ will begin the transition to a new logo for the denomination. 


UCC pastor shows love of neighbor by going to Iraq to work with women refugees

A UCC pastor is heading to Iraq and refugee camps, to document empowerment work focused on helping women find a way to support themselves and their families.


A public proclamation, love of neighbor, draws attention in Minneapolis

A Minneapolis area church is proudly, publicly proclaiming love of neighbor at Pentecost as it to strives build a Just World for All. 


UCC leadership: An opportunity for which the church was born

This statement from the leadership of the United Church of Christ condemns President Donald Trump's decision to abandon the Paris Climate Accords.