United Church of Christ

Clergy, churches pray, preach for young plaintiffs suing U.S. government to protect Planet Earth

Twenty one young Americans are suing the United States government in an effort to protect the planet, and the UCC has organized a campaign urging clergy across the country, and young people of all faith traditions to preach a sermon on their behalf.

UCC churches in migrant ministry share transformative experiences from Arizona Borderlands

A number of UCC churches in the Arizona Borderlands, opening their facilities to shelter and support hundreds of migrant asylum seekers being released in waves from ICE custody this month, are living out a 2017 General Synod Resolution to be an Immigrant Welcoming Church.

Commentary: Making Room for Lament

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning?” - Psalm 22:1 NRSV

Our Faith, Our Vote efforts in Wisconsin help vulnerable young people exercise their right to vote

A UCC congregation in Milwaukee is working to make sure that the right to vote is available to all young people who are interested, no matter what their circumstances.

One year later, Massachusetts Church walking with, learning from father in Sanctuary

On Oct. 19, 2017, First Congregational UCC in Amherst Mass., took a leap of faith: it offered sanctuary to Lucio Perez on the day he was to be deported. No one — including Perez and his family — quite knew what was ahead.

UCC Conferences ratify national leadership structure changes approved by General Synod

A process to streamline and redefine the leadership structure of the National Setting of the United Church of Christ, through a series of amendments to the denomination’s Constitution, has just been completed.

UCC Disaster Ministries poised to assist after Hurricane Michael

As the people of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas begin the long process of recovery from Hurricane Michael, an extraordinarily powerful Category 4 storm which slammed into the Florida panhandle on Wednesday, UCC Disaster Ministries remains poised to assist.

Parker Lecture honorees encourage audience to 'be like Everett'

Memories, tears, celebration, and inspiration combined into a lasting message by Helen Brunner as she delivered the 36th Everett C. Parker Ethics in Telecommunications lecture October 11 to a packed house of media justice advocates, policy makers and faith leaders in Washington, D.C.

Commentary: America is in pain.

People who have suffered sexual trauma, who have spent significant effort shielding themselves from public shame, and who have sought healing from deep wounds, now find their stories painfully reflected on very public and highly politicized stages.

UCC Churches, Conference in Phoenix offer hospitality to migrant families released by ICE

United Church of Christ congregations in Phoenix that provide safe space for migrants seeking asylum in the United States have been extremely busy since Monday, offering extravagant welcome to hundreds of people.