United Church of Christ News

Texas churches reaching out to support neighbors flooded out by Harvey

Churches across Texas are banding together to get the people of the Houston and coastal areas ravaged by Hurricane Harvey what they need most right now — cash, clean up buckets, hygiene kits, and gift cards.


Looking back at 10 significant moments at General Synod 2017

The United Church of Christ General Synod in Baltimore was jam-packed with justice, for our neighbors, our immigrant brothers and sisters, and planet Earth. Relive the experience.


UCC congregations, organizations heeding call to help after Harvey

They may be separated from the people in Texas and Louisiana who have been hit hard by Harvey by thousands of miles, but members of the wider United Church of Christ want those suffering to know that they stand with them, and will do all they can to help them recover.


UCC pastor sends love, prayers and postcards to Nashville Statement signers

Countless people across the United Church of Christ and other progressive denominations were troubled and angered when the Nashville Statement was released Tuesday by a coalition of conservative Christians, but a UCC pastor in Michigan took matters into her own hands, for the love of her neighbors.


Donations, clean-up kits among most pressing needs in Hurricane Harvey aftermath

For individuals and congregations across the United Church of Christ wondering how they can help the victims affected by Hurricane Harvey… disaster coordinators are urging them to assemble cleanup buckets and to send donations to the denomination's emergency appeal — two components that will be crucial to the long-term recovery from the storm's destruction.


Commentary: With Hurricane Harvey, a Compassion Deficit and Trump's Paris Problem

When hurricanes or floods strike, we often witness a remarkable mobilization of compassion through charitable giving and volunteerism.


UCC leaders respond with a message of love, inclusiveness to ‘Nashville Statement'

The leadership of the United Church of Christ is denouncing the "Nashville Statement" by reasserting the inclusive positions adopted by the General Synod that celebrate the diversity of humanity.

 


California church sanctuary vote draws protests

They knew it wouldn't be a popular idea in their Southern California community. But the members of Menifee United Church of Christ voted after worship Aug. 27 to become a sanctuary church. And if the congregants weren't sure members of their community were in opposition to their decision, the protest outside their building Sunday morning proved it.


Faith leaders mark anniversary of March on Washington with a D.C. witness on moral values

Fifty–four years after the March on Washington and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s iconic "I Have a Dream" speech, the United Church of Christ was well represented at another call for justice in the nation's capital on Monday.


Texas church, washed out in 2016, flooded by Hurricane Harvey

As UCC Disaster Ministries gears up to assist the people of Texas hurt by Hurricane Harvey, one growing church, washed out by a massive flood in 2016, is once again hit hard by rising waters.