United Church of Christ

UCC minister arrested as Minnesota Poor People's Campaign takes on ICE

A United Church of Christ minister was one of eighteen people arrested on Tuesday at an immigration protest in Minnesota tied to the Poor People's Campaign.


Commentary: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: A Movement of Her Own

Since the passing of Winnie Madikizela- Mandela, I have listened, at least once a week, to Sweet Honey in the Rock, a female African-American acapella ensemble, sing “Ella’s Song.”


Six Massachusetts Conference members arrested at Poor People's Campaign action

Six of the 16 people arrested during a Poor People's Campaign action at the State House in Boston on Monday were from Massachusetts Conference churches, there to call attention to systemic racism, immigration justice, and voting rights.


Texas chaplain offers support, love following deadly high school shooting

A Houston chaplain, invited to comfort witnesses and survivors of the deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School, asks a central question facing faith leaders: "How do we be the living instruments of Christ in a world so focused on death?"


During Ramadan, love of neighbor evident in small Michigan community

A United Church of Christ congregation in Grand Ledge, Mich., with a small public declaration of love for their neighbors, has made a large statement about the type of faith community it is.


New hires add further depth to UCC national setting program staff

The United Church of Christ national setting is growing, with the addition of several program staff hired to better serve the needs of local churches around the country.


Commentary: Strategies for women's inclusion in church finance decision-making

With more ordained clergywomen than men in the United Church of Christ, it makes sense to examine how women can strengthen their financial acumen in order to serve.


Living out 3 Great Loves, Ohio church youth group rocks!

Kindness Rocks! And so do the young people at First United Church of Christ, Sugarcreek, Ohio. They recently left rocks with inspirational messages all around town to share God's love with their neighbors.


Commentary: The Ongoing Nakba

May 15 is known to Palestinians as Nakba (“catastrophe”) Day; it comes the day after Israelis celebrate their Independence Day.


UCC advocates celebrate Senate vote to protect net neutrality, continue push in House

The UCC and other proponents of net neutrality are now lobbying members of the U.S. House of Representatives to preserve a free and open internet, after the Senate moved to save it with a historic 52-47 vote.