United Church of Christ News

UCC leaders issue statement supporting the First Amendment right to use economic measures in the case of Israel-Palestine

Prompted by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to halt state business with companies that back a boycott of Israel, and the growing interest in several state legislatures in criminalizing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction movement, the national officers of the United Church of Christ are speaking out against what they see as an infringement of First Amendment rights. 


Honoring Sacred Time uniting UCC, Muslim faith community in Pacific Northwest

As the holy month of Ramadan begins, there is a concerted effort of interfaith hospitality and solidarity in bloom in the United Church of Christ. In the Pacific Northwest, signs and banners proclaiming "Blessed Ramadan" and "Love Your Muslim Neighbors as Yourself" are posted as part of the Conference's Honoring Sacred Time Campaign.
 


Elder in UCC's Hispanic Ministry passes

A leader who helped Hispanic ministry make strides within the United Church of Christ is being celebrated for his convictions and his legacy. The first Latino on the UCC national staff, the Rev. Alfonzo Román, died on Saturday, June 4. 


Rhode Island UCC ministers seek to strengthen relationship with Muslim community ahead of Ramadan

Bolstered by the belief that people of faith can overcomes prejudices and arrive at a place of mutual respect, nearly 50 authorized United Church of Christ ministers in the Rhode Island Conference are reaching out, responding to an invitation from their Muslim neighbors ahead of the month of Ramadan to deepen their interfaith relationships.


Be the UCC Church of the Month!

The United Church of Christ has launched a new nine-month contest, inviting congregations across the denomination living out the values in the "Be the Church" statements to participate.


Commentary: Summer Time and the Children Are Hungry

It’s that time of year again. The homework assignments are in and the tests are over at last.


Arson damages three churches, one UCC, in Washington

A string of fires has caused millions of dollars in damage to a trio of churches in the Pacific Northwest, and fire investigators in Vancouver, Wash., believe that a serial arsonist targeted the three buildings and set them ablaze. First Congregational United Church of Christ was the first hit and sustained the most damage, with losses estimated at $2 million.


UCC minister participating in national wellness policy summit

United Church of Christ minister the Rev. J. Bennett Guess is one of 50 prominent national leaders invited by U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) to Washington, D.C., June 2-5, to provide input into the development of a national action plan toward increasing population health and community wellbeing.


Mass. congregation shares farm-to-table ministry as one way to re-imagine church

On the first and third Thursdays of each month, people in Northampton gather for Common Ground to cook and eat dinner together as they sing, share, play and pray. What makes the Common Ground community unique is that "church" is created in the garden, in the kitchen and around the table as worship centers on growing, preparing and sharing a sacred meal.


'Faith Beyond Bars' seeks to educate, advocate for justice in U.S. criminal detention system

Join the United Church of Christ’s ‘Faith Beyond Bars’ June initiative. Get started with a simple step on social media.