OPTIC – the Office of Philanthropy, Technology, Identity and Communication – is a team at the UCC National Setting which combines communications and marketing with philanthropy and stewardship to advance the denomination's mission through integrated marketing, communications and fund development.
Organizers of a call to action at the United States-Mexico border in support of immigrant rights are preparing to welcome several dozen participants from all across the United Church of Christ to the Arizona borderlands August 26-30. The Faithful Witness AT the Border gathering is shaping up as several days of witness, ministry and education.
Children in foster care in Claremont, N.C. have a couple of strong allies in a local UCC affiliated retirement community, who want to make sure the young ones have what they need when they are facing change.
The world was rocked by the recent suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, two people who seemed to have it all.
The message of Love over Fear resonates in Charlottesville today as the clergy of Congregate Charlottesville prepare to mark the anniversary of the event that terrorized their community and left a woman dead, as they ready resistance for another white supremacist rally planned for Sunday.
A week-long retreat channeled the creativity of artists and activists in the United Church of Christ in an effort to confront the world we live in today. The group's goal — to create a new and evolving language of faith for this moment in time that can be used to impact and resource local churches.
A UCC congregation in Redding, Calif., is planning a community meal on Tuesday, August 7, for friends and neighbors who have lost their homes and possessions to the wildfires burning in the area. While flames came within a mile of Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ, the church building was spared. The church family was not.
More than 400 youth and adult leaders at the UCC Western Regional Youth Event (WRYE) in Hawaii, living into a strong feeling of connection to another U.S. island, collected over $1,400 to help the people of Puerto Rico.
We are confronted with injustice every day and sometimes the problems of our world seem too big to confront.
Judson Memorial Church in New York City continues to act on behalf of one of their own, deported to Haiti earlier this year. Congregant, part of Jean Montrevil's family and friends, hope to help him get back on his feet as they work to bring him home to the U.S.