United Church of Christ News

Urgent Call for UCC Response to Anti-Muslim Rallies

The General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ, the Rev. John C. Dorhauer, is issuing a call to the denomination's local congregations to stand with Muslim people in response to planned anti-Muslim rallies across the country this weekend.


Historic document paves way for renewed relationship between Boy Scouts, United Church of Christ

The United Church of Christ and the Boy Scouts of America re-established a formal relationship today (Oct. 5) with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding regarding local UCC congregations chartering Scout troops. 


NYE 2016 promises faith-nurturing, fun experiences for all

To underscore the importance of National Youth Event 2016, the United Church of Christ has assigned General Synod planners and staff to the effort in order to insure that NYE 2016 is a memorable, faith-filled experience for attendees.


'Crazy, awesome' youth ministry in Massachusetts counts 650 members

A congregation of 650 people with 500 active members is pretty impressive, no matter what your faith tradition. At Old South Union Church in Weymouth, Mass., those numbers describe not the church, but the size of the youth group! 


Everett C. Parker, the UCC's trailblazing broadcast reformer, dies at 102

The Rev. Everett C. Parker, a pioneering broadcast reformer, died Sept. 17, 2015 in White Plains, N.Y., at the age of 102.


Facebook removes CTS message calling out racism

Chicago Theological Seminary posted a message on racism on social media on August 18th, only to have it taken down for "violating Facebook Community Standards".


UCC calls for more U.S. response to Syrian refugee crisis

The United Church of Christ, in solidarity with several religious groups in the United State, is urging the White House to act in response to the Syrian refugee crisis, which has escalated in the last few weeks with hundreds of thousands of people risking their lives to reach Europe.


UCC group to continue Cuba Study Seminar tradition with January trip

After more than a half century, the United States and Cuba are on the road to better relations. But a UCC study seminar has been taking interested visitors to Cuba for 33 years – and is now planning its next trip in January.


Celebrating a wave of women in UCC conference leadership

Spring and summer were seasons of change in conference leadership across the United Church of Christ, with six new conference ministers called, and in that group, a trio of women who are beginning their tenures.


UCC General Counsel Donald C. Clark announces retirement

In his time as General Counsel for the United Church of Christ, Donald C. Clark never lost a case.  After 25 years of service, representing the wider church in more than 30 different states in both federal and state court proceedings, Clark has announced his retirement. He will step down from his post on his birthday, Nov. 26.