United Church of Christ

Commentary: Peace on Earth? What Peace?

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.


Love Knows No Borders’ action in San Diego to lead moral call for Migrant Justice

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. 


Former UCC leader celebrates George H.W. Bush for Americans with Disabilities Act

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.


New York church shares gifts of kindness leading to Christmas

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.


Remember the power of love

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.


UCC Churches' Alternative Christmas Giving Markets bring hope to neighbors far and near

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.


General Synod 2021 in Kansas City to offer twice the hospitality

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.


Away in a Manger, No Crib for his Bed

Sweet Baby Jesus is in a caravan of travelers, heading north.


UCC calls on churches, members to publicly offer support for asylum seekers during Advent

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.