United Church of Christ News

Williams, Lowes tapped as moderators of 2019 General Synod

Norman Williams and the Rev. Penny Lowes were selected to serve as the moderator and assistant moderator of General Synod 2019 in Milwaukee.


Church volunteers show love of neighbor with commitment to refugee resettlement in Maryland

A Maryland UCC congregation is showing love of their neighbors in several ways, supporting refugee families and helping them find their way in a new country, a new culture and a new community.


General Synod to once again address constitution and bylaw changes

The Board of Directors of the United Church of Christ is bringing a new set of proposed amendments to the UCC Constitution and Bylaws that include altering the structure of the leadership of the denomination. Those amendments are designed to give the national setting of the church more flexibility to be more collaborative and responsive to shifts across the religious landscape.


General Synod resolution seeks end of ill-treatment of Palestinian children

Each year, an estimated 500 to 700 Palestinian children are arrested by Israeli military personnel, charged with a crime and prosecuted in a military court system instead of a civilian court. A group of United Church of Christ congregations, along with a network of Israel-Palestine peace advocates, seek to end what they say is a "traumatic" practice and will ask the denomination to speak out on behalf of children of Palestine.


Journalist 'Covering the Movements that are Changing America' speaks at D.C. Church

Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Washington, D.C., hosted Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman for a thought-provoking dialogue just a few hours after the People's Climate March, which drew 200,000 to the streets from the Capitol to the White House.


UCC advocates show love for creation at People's Climate March in D.C.

A large UCC contingent marches for Mother Earth.


A partnership to pierce the cycle of poverty in Illinois

Rather than demolishing a nearby home to make more room for parking, an Illinois congregation of the United Church of Christ instead responded to its calling and renovated the property into housing for marginalized families — hoping to transform their lives and break the cycle of poverty by giving working families a path to home-ownership.


Commentary: Three Great Loves

At Synod, we will introduce a new campaign - Three Great Loves.


People's Climate March drawing hundreds of UCC advocates to D.C. this weekend

Almost 300 advocates from United Church of Christ congregations around the country have registered to march with the church contingent at the People's Climate March on Saturday in Washington, D.C.


Experience joy and exuberance at General Synod at worship

When delegates and visitors assemble for the 31st General Synod this summer in Baltimore, worship will take them into the United Church of Christ's biennial gathering, and it will conclude it. Drawing on the General Synod theme "Make Glad," every aspect of those life-affirming worship services will marry the work for justice and peace, emphasizing the role of the UCC in creating a just world for all.