United Church of Christ

3 Great Loves fuels school supply drive in California

Like many congregations around the UCC, Niles Discovery Church in Fremont, Calif., collected school supplies for children in August. It's an annual ministry which embodies the UCC 3 Great Loves initiative. A tangible expression of love of children, it also makes going back to class a lot easier for a lot of kids in their community.


Riverside Church 'God and Guns' aims to train faith leaders to address gun violence epidemic

The UCC has long been an outspoken faith community advocating for sensible, responsible policies to end gun violence. On October 11-12, the Riverside Church in NYC will host 'God and Guns' — a conference that will train attendees — whether clergy, congregants, or community members — how to get started.


Dorhauer: Cuban commitments to community

The Rev. John Dorhauer spent three days in Cuba with the National Council of Churches, and writes about his impressions of Cuban commitments to community.


Central American family embraced in Arizona

A brave woman and mother from Central America shares her family's story — one of struggle, survival, love and support — with group of migrant justice advocates from several UCC Conferences and Churches gathered in Arizona.


Walking in the footsteps of migrants a life-changing experience

On a steamy morning in the Arizona sunshine, more than 50 people of faith were profoundly changed when they walked in the footsteps of migrants who traversed the Sonoran Desert in search of a better life.


Theological Formation Summit report now available for review

In April, the Office of the General Minister and President convened a summit on Theological Formation and invited interested members in the wider church to come to Cleveland for two days of contemplative community.


Clergy arrested demanding migrants release in Portland

20 clergy from different faith traditions, including the United Church of Christ, were arrested Thursday at the “Let Our People Go” protest in front of the Portland, Ore., ICE facility. 


Commentary: Time to Assume the Reins of the Future

As a peasant, Elisha depended on his oxen to plow the land.


Faithful Witness at the Border group unites for communion and confrontation

A service of communion on the Mexico side of the United States Border Wall on Tuesday, August 28, underscored the stark realities of current U.S. immigration policies and border militarization for more than 80 people of several faith traditions participating in the United Church of Christ’s Faithful Witness at the Border.


Faith Witness at the Border forging immigrant justice connections across UCC

More than 100 people from seven Conferences in the United Church of Christ, joined by members of three ecumenical partner Churches, are converging on the border town of Sahuarita, Ariz., for several days of study and service around immigrant justice.