In this Advent season, this time set aside to reflect upon the birth of Jesus— an Afro-Semitic Palestinian who was forced with his parents to seek refuge in a foreign land—I am mindful our brown-skinned Jesus would not be welcomed at our southern borders.
UCC clergy and immigrant justice advocates are responding to a call to action, joining the American Friends Service Committee and other faith leaders in San Diego this weekend to kick off a national week of action, in solidarity with the people of the migrant caravan.
As the United States mourns former President George H.W. Bush during his state funeral, the Rev. John Thomas shares a UCC tie to one of Bush’s greatest accomplishments.
A Syracuse, New York congregation will be sharing God's love with others during Advent and beyond through small gifts called Random Acts of Kindness bags.
In his Christmas Message, United Church of Christ General Minister and President the Rev. John C. Dorhauer urges the wider church to use the power of love to overcome the divisions that exist in our world.
The secular approach to Christmas often involves frenzied shopping or frenetic online buying that can leave buyers feeling exhausted and empty. To re-center on the reason for the season, many UCC congregations hold Alternative Christmas Markets — a chance for shoppers to find gifts that keep giving.
UCC General Synod organizers, immersed in preparation for the 2019 gathering in Milwaukee, paused a moment this week to share special news about the next meeting location.
Sweet Baby Jesus is in a caravan of travelers, heading north.
The United Church of Christ national leadership is urging member churches and congregants to mark the season of Advent by heeding the call to embrace the other, and to publicly offer a Christian welcome to migrants seeking safety and protection in the United States.
UCC environmental justice leaders respond to moral imperative inherent in new federal climate change report
United Church of Christ justice leaders are responding to a dire climate change report — released Friday, Nov. 23, by U.S. Global Change Research Program — that gives a detailed analysis of the effect of climate change on every facet of life in the United States.