United Church of Christ

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.

UCC core mission calls to Jewish moderator in New Mexico

It was in the United Church of Christ that Danny Eitingon, born into the Jewish faith, came to learn that a person doesn't need to be Christian to lead a Christian life.

NYE speakers, performers to highlight faith, leadership and justice

As registration for the 2016 National Youth Event is set to close, gathering organizers have lined up an array of performers and speakers to underscore the importance of faith, leadership, service and social justice. A mix of young activists, family members and social justice groups will address youth from the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at Walt Disney World in Florida.

UCC Conference Minister arrested at pipeline protest

Massachusetts Conference Minister and President the Rev. Jim Antal was one of 16 clergy arrested on Wednesday, May 26, after entering the construction site of a natural gas pipeline in West Roxbury, halting the work.

#ThursdaysInBlack a weekly witness against violence

Every Thursday morning, UCC staff members gather for a picture. Not always the same people or location. The two constants –– many of them are dressed in black, and it's always for the same cause. #ThursdaysInBlack, a witness calling for a world without rape and violence.

Commentary: In memoriam et pro pacem

Memorial Day is first and foremost about fallen soldiers and their lives; it is less so about the virtue of the military or its command structures; and even further removed from valorizing those who benefit from the perpetuation of violence and profit from the sales of war materiel.

UCC pastors join interfaith effort to close gun loopholes for domestic abusers

Nearly 30 pastors, chaplains and theologians of the United Church of Christ are part of an interfaith effort of 500 leaders who are asking lawmakers to close loopholes in federal laws that allows domestic abusers to purchase or own a firearm.