United Church of Christ

Reimagining Theological Formation begins in contemplative community

The 'From the Ground Up: Re-Imagining Theological Formation' summit brought 135 people from across the life of the United Church of Christ to Cleveland, to imagine ways to transform how and what we teach, how we articulate what we believe and how we declare who we are in the world.

Despite mayor's objections, city council votes to support sanctuary, Massachusetts church

The City Council of Springfield, Mass., is offering strong support to a local UCC congregation providing sanctuary to a mother facing deportation, passing an order to keep the city from further involvement.

UCC National Staff spends a day in service to 3 Great Loves

The 3 Great Loves initiative fueled the work of 6 teams of UCC staffers practicing love of neighbor, love of children and love of creation on Thursday, April 5, volunteering their time and talents at several different sites across Cleveland.

Commentary: Alleluia is Our Cry

“We are an Easter people. And Alleluia is our cry.” - St. Augustine

Religious leaders come together in D.C. to take on racism, finish work of Martin Luther King, Jr.

UCC congregants and clergy joined thousands of marchers from several faith communities in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to begin a movement to end racism and white supremacy.

UCC launches 'Sacred Conversations to End Racism' curriculum in commitment to racial equity in America

With the launch of Sacred Conversations to End Racism (SC2ER), a restorative justice curriculum, the United Church of Christ adds another tool, another set of resources for congregations working on a sacred mission to eradicate racism.

Asheville's 12 Baskets Café is love of neighbor in action

Monday through Friday, a community of people from all walks of life in Asheville, N.C. gather for a midday meal at the 12 Baskets Café. The Café recreates the model of the traditional soup kitchen, serving high-quality prepared but untouched food donated daily by more than a dozen local restaurants.

Massachusetts church offers sanctuary to Peruvian mother, mayor objects

A UCC congregation in Springfield, Mass. welcomed into sanctuary a Peruvian mother and her two young children during Holy Week, an act of faith and love which quickly came under scrutiny of city government.

UCC Disaster Ministries immersed in recovery planning in Puerto Rico

While UCC Disaster Ministries has been providing much needed supplies to the people of Puerto Rico — hygiene kits, tarps, water filters, food, medical supplies and equipment, batteries and generators — Executives have been leveraging relationships and resources with FEMA and through the VOAD movement (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) to further assist local partners on the ground.

Commentary: Where are the Refugees? Moving from Service Provision to Community Organizing

Today, 65 million people around the world are displaced, including 22.5 million refugees - the highest number in recorded history.