United Church of Christ

Commentary: Another One Bites the Dust

As I began to write this piece, the internet was blowing up with the latest sexual harassment scandal: Morgan Freeman.

Love of neighbor feeds Pennsylvania church ministry of hospitality during Ramadan

A large group from a UCC congregation in Shillington, Penn., is preparing a Ramadan celebration for their Muslim friends and neighbors on Sunday. Immanuel UCC, in a ministry of hospitality, is hosting and serving an Iftar meal for the members of the Islamic Center of Reading on June 3. 

Interfaith religious leaders and scientists join together to fight climate change

More than 500 religious leaders and scientists from across Massachusetts have joined together to demand action, calling on politicians to "address the climate crisis with the boldness and urgency it requires."

UCC mourns Marilyn Breitling, denomination's first woman national executive

The United Church of Christ lost a strong leader and role model with the death of Marilyn Breitling. The first woman to lead the denomination on a national level, as Executive Director of the Coordinating Center for Women (CCW), passed away on Tuesday, May 22.

UCC minister arrested as Minnesota Poor People's Campaign takes on ICE

A United Church of Christ minister was one of eighteen people arrested on Tuesday at an immigration protest in Minnesota tied to the Poor People's Campaign.

Commentary: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: A Movement of Her Own

Since the passing of Winnie Madikizela- Mandela, I have listened, at least once a week, to Sweet Honey in the Rock, a female African-American acapella ensemble, sing “Ella’s Song.”

Six Massachusetts Conference members arrested at Poor People's Campaign action

Six of the 16 people arrested during a Poor People's Campaign action at the State House in Boston on Monday were from Massachusetts Conference churches, there to call attention to systemic racism, immigration justice, and voting rights.

Texas chaplain offers support, love following deadly high school shooting

A Houston chaplain, invited to comfort witnesses and survivors of the deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School, asks a central question facing faith leaders: "How do we be the living instruments of Christ in a world so focused on death?"

During Ramadan, love of neighbor evident in small Michigan community

A United Church of Christ congregation in Grand Ledge, Mich., with a small public declaration of love for their neighbors, has made a large statement about the type of faith community it is.

New hires add further depth to UCC national setting program staff

The United Church of Christ national setting is growing, with the addition of several program staff hired to better serve the needs of local churches around the country.