United Church of Christ News

Small churches dream big with Stillspeaking 2.0 Toolkit

Two small UCC congregations in Michigan are singing the praises of the Stillspeaking 2.0 Toolkit,
released to churches last month, and have big plans for the resource created to help local churches communicate more effectively –– in the media, and in their local communities.


Why the United Church of Christ?

With this survey, the United Church of Christ general minister and president is reaching out to every member of the wider church, looking for input on a proposed UCC Mission Statement.


Commentary: Feel our pulse!

The tragic attack of June 12 in Orlando has sent our entire nation and world reeling into grief.


UCC media justice advocates celebrate court ruling in favor of net neutrality

Net neutrality has scored another major win this week. Faith leaders of the United Church of Christ are applauding the victory that will protect the ability of all people — regardless of their faith, background or income level — to communicate, create and organize their efforts online.


We are the 'something new'

Rev. Justo González, pastor of Pilgrim-St. Luke's and El Nuevo Camino United Church of Christ in Buffalo, is preparing for Pride Sunday in his congregation, after struggling with the unspeakable following the murders of 49 men and women in his former community of Orlando.
 


Commentary: Orlando: Anger, Rage and Profound Grief

The United Church of Christ deplores the violence that ended the lives of 50 beautiful people this past weekend.


UCC clergy, leaders join D.C. interfaith prayer vigil for criminal sentencing reform

In fulfillment of a call by the recent General Synod of the United Church of Christ to eradicate mass incarceration, justice advocates of the church participated in an interfaith vigil Wednesday, June 15, in the nation's capital, lifting up in prayer those people affected by the federal criminal justice system, and continuing the UCC's push for prison sentencing reform.


Gathering in grief, solidarity and in memory of the victims in Orlando

Denominational leaders of the United Church of Christ gathered in Orlando to express their dismay that members of the LGBT community were targeted and attacked by a shooter with a rifle, and they gathered in Cleveland to express sorrow for those who perished. 


One Staff model of UCC Conference collaboration up for a vote in the Midwest

Three United Church of Christ conferences in America's heartland are talking collaboration, voting on a proposal to create one staff to serve three conferences in South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa.


Arizona church offers sanctuary to man living in U.S. for 25 years facing deportation

This week, Shadow Rock UCC in Phoenix has opened its doors to Sixto Paz, who faces deportation after having lived legally in the United States for 25 years.