United Church of Christ News

Michigan congregation's 'Blessing Bags' bless others at Easter

A Michigan congregation of the United Church of Christ is counting their blessings during Lent to bless others at Easter.


UCC leaders: The earth is the Lord's

The national leadership of the United Church of Christ is speaking out for God's creation. After President Donald Trump abdicated responsibility for climate change with a March 28 executive order that undoes the past the administration's climate policies, revives the fossil fuel industry, cuts the EPA's budget and eliminates many climate research programs, this faith community will not stay silent.


Four Reformation churches celebrate 20 years of communion

Setting aside their different viewpoints, and focusing on what they share in common, four Protestant churches in the United States have embraced a shared journey during the last two decades as part of their commitment to reconciling the separated branches of the Church of Jesus Christ.


Moral Movement leader William Barber to keynote General Synod gala

To help call attention to the ways people can counteract injustice and establish equality, General Synod will feature acclaimed activist, the Rev. William Barber II, at its Gala banquet to speak about what it takes to create a just world for all.


UCC sends assistance to South Sudan and other African countries

The United Church of Christ responds to the emergency in South Sudan and three other African countries, sending an initial $85,000 in aid to combat a crisis fueled by drought, famine and massive food shortages.


UCC calling Creation care advocates to the People's Climate March in Washington D.C.

With creation care and climate change topping the list of priorities UCC members believe the church needs to focus on in the future, expect a huge contingent of UCC earth care advocates in Washington D.C. next month for the People's Climate March.


Commentary: That "Adorable" Special Interest Group

A move is afoot in certain sectors of our society to put a permanent muffler on a special interest group that has been variously labeled as "whiney" and "obnoxiously persistent." 


Idaho church explosion severely injures moderator and his wife

A very small congregation in Southeast Idaho praying for two of their own has the support of their entire community, after an explosion and fire in the church boiler room severely injures the moderator and his wife.


Faith leaders rally on Capitol Hill to save health care

A day before the expected vote March 23 by lawmakers on a bill to overhaul the health care system, faith leaders rallied the public in a march on Capitol Hill, delivering copies of sacred texts to the offices of House Speaker Paul Ryan — sharing the stories of how Christ, the Great Physician, healed the sick and the poor.


A young refugee, OGHS ambassador, opens eyes and touches hearts as a voice for others

A young refugee from Africa, and an ambassador for the United Church of Christ's One Great Hour of Sharing, Esther Ngemba is speaking out as often as she can about the plight of refugees.