United Church of Christ News

Hawaiian youth working now to make NYE 2016 trip reality

In the spirit of Ohana, a group of young people from the island of Oahu have made a down payment on a trip that will bring them to the mainland and the National Youth Event at Walt Disney World next summer. 


Two UCC pastors named to Ebony Power 100 list

Two dynamic United Church of Christ pastors have been named to Ebony Magazine's Power 100 list, which has been honoring heroes of the Black community for more than 70 years.


Church leaders urge U.S. not to close borders to Syrian refugees

With recent deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut and Baghdad prompting a debate in the United States over the country’s decision to accept additional Syrian refugees, national leaders of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) are strongly urging lawmakers to resist a knee-jerk reaction to close the door and the border to innocent victims of the war in Syria.


On Veterans Day, do more than say thank you

As Veterans Day is celebrated Wed. Nov. 11, make the effort to learn about the challenges that our veterans face when they return from duty, and make time to fully welcome those service men and women into the life of the United Church of Christ.


‘Into the Mystic,’ John Dorhauer’s weekly podcast debuts on UCC.org

‘Into the Mystic,’ the Rev. John C. Dorhauer’s weekly podcast, makes its debut on UCC.org, with the United Church of Christ general minister and president noting that “the art and practice of spiritual reflection is to be modeled as a priority and not just a part time avocation.”


Commentary: Time to stand as one church with the transgender community

Looking toward Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20, the national officers of the United Church of Christ and the leadership of the the Open and Affirming Coalition of the United Church of Christ are urging congregations to renew their commitment to welcome and advocate for the transgender community.


Pension Boards–United Church of Christ introduces socially responsible investment option to members

A new investment fund option for the 22,000 UCC Pension Boards members is coming Nov. 2 that will help United Church of Christ investors meet their retirement goals while investing in the well-being of the planet.


Traci Blackmon to lead UCC Justice and Witness Ministries

The Rev. Traci Blackmon, a prominent community leader, gifted preacher and much-loved pastor and teacher,has been appointed as the acting executive of UCC Justice and Witness Ministries.


UCC, United Church of Canada formalize full communion through worship, word and sacrament

Leaders from the United Church of Christ and The United Church of Canada came together to share worship, word and communion, fulfilling Jesus' prayer that "They may all be one" in celebration of their new partnership. The governing bodies of both denominations approved a full communion agreement this summer, formally culminating with a Saturday night Oct. 17 worship service, celebration and document-signing by leaders from both denominations.


Laying the foundation to build a church culture of risk-taking, innovation and ingenuity

United Church of Christ General Minister and President John C. Dorhauer shares five initiatives, at the United Church of Christ October Board meeting, which he believes can build a church culture of risk-taking, innovation and transformation.