United Church of Christ News

Trio of conferences, approaching One Staff model, select conference minister candidate

Rev. Brigit Stevens was chosen as the candidate to lead the Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Conferences, which have explored — for the better part of two years — a creative way of moving together to enhance their direct ministry, thereby strengthening their covenant while maintaining their autonomy.


North Carolina churches' stand against hate spurs sanctuary discussion

Two UCC churches in the Raleigh N.C. area are taking the lead in a discussion and training session around sanctuary this weekend, each hosting one of two workshops that will give interested faith communities an opportunity to network, hear testimony about the need for sanctuary, and discern best practices.


Texas congregation returns home for worship after Hurricane Harvey flood

A major hurricane, followed by flooding that brought raging water halfway up their front doors, didn't wash out a small Texas congregation 25 miles northwest of Houston for long. Christ United UCC in Cypress returned to their fellowship hall for worship on Sunday.


Irma makes devastating impact on South Florida

United Church of Disaster Ministries teams are reaching out to pastors and congregations across the entire peninsula of South Florida, as all involved try to assess the damage left behind by Hurricane Irma


Ohio UCC church is home Sunday for Florida family escaping Hurricane Irma 

A family from Florida drives north to Ohio, where they find welcome from Trinity UCC in Tiffin as they escape Hurricane Irma's destructive path.


UCC leaders join with faith community to denounce DACA decision and white supremacy

In an expression of love for their neighbors, leaders of the United Church of Christ are joining more than 180 national Christian leaders in a unified voice to stand with 800,000 Dreamers and rebuke the decision by the Trump administration to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.


Disaster Ministries launches Hurricane Irma appeal, immersed in Harvey recovery

The UCC Disaster Ministries team is being stretched this week, effectively responding to two devastating hurricanes — the aftermath of Harvey and horrific floods on the ground in Texas and Louisiana and the current chaos Irma is bringing, leaving unprecedented destruction and a rising death toll in the Caribbean, with a pending strike of South Florida.


Commentary: Where Is the Hope?

As I write, residents of Texas are beginning the long process of recovery from Hurricane Harvey.


UCC president supports statements of North Carolina pastor who denounced white supremacy

UCC General Minister and President the Rev. John Dorhauer speaks out in support of a North Carolina pastor who resigned his position because of the attention his remarks against white supremacy and racism have focused on his church.


UCC leaders saddened, angered by DACA elimination

The leaders of the United Church of Christ will continue to stand with and speak out on behalf of more than 800,000 young people in this country who have applied for and received protection from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a program eliminated today by the Trump administration.