United Church of Christ News

Commentary: “Never Again On Our Watch”

A couple of weeks ago I rewatched Hotel Rwanda. 


Trio of UCC leaders present at White House Easter Prayer Breakfast

A trio of United Church of Christ ministers are in the nation’s capital to celebrate Eastertide with fellow religious leaders at the White House.


Global Ministries leaders reach out to partners after Easter bombing in Pakistan

Soon after a bomb tore through a busy neighborhood park in Pakistan on Easter Sunday evening, the leaders of Global Ministries reached out in solidarity to partners in that country, sending a letter of support, condolence and prayer.


Installation service envisioned as family event for denomination and Dorhauer

The three-city April installation service for the UCC ninth General Minister and President is envisioned as family event both for the denomination and the Rev. John C. Dorhauer.


Oregon Holy Week walk underscores creation care with 235-mile trek

During the week of the Christian calendar that proclaims resurrection and life, 13 people of faith were on the move for climate justice, building community along the way.


New Jersey UCC provides foundation for Family Promise

A chance conversation between a New York City marketing executive and a homeless woman in 1981 morphed into the nation's leading nonprofit focused on helping homeless families with children find their way to financial independence. Family Promise, now marking 30 years as an interfaith organization, found its first partner in the UCC.


Commentary: Breaking News!

Working in Washington D.C., I consume a lot of news. 


Holy Week immigration protest ends with arrests in L.A.

United Church of Christ immigration advocates in California, joined by dozens of other people of faith, clergy, and community members in a Holy Week protest, were arrested Wednesday morning, March 23, in downtown Los Angeles for standing up for the rights of refugees.


Seeking ways to support, learn from bi-vocational ministers

Of the 7,400 authorized UCC clergy, one in four — about 1,850 — are bi-vocational, meaning they have at least one other job, instead of a full-time ministry call. The UCC national offices are looking at supporting and strengthening the visibility of these ministers.


UCC leader calls for prayer after bombs in Belgium during Holy Week

A terrorism attack in Belgium during Holy Week, with bombs at the international airport and an explosion at a downtown metro station, is raising terror alerts across Europe, in the United States and around the world.