United Church of Christ

Commentary: Strategies for women's inclusion in church finance decision-making

With more ordained clergywomen than men in the United Church of Christ, it makes sense to examine how women can strengthen their financial acumen in order to serve.


Living out 3 Great Loves, Ohio church youth group rocks!

Kindness Rocks! And so do the young people at First United Church of Christ, Sugarcreek, Ohio. They recently left rocks with inspirational messages all around town to share God's love with their neighbors.


Commentary: The Ongoing Nakba

May 15 is known to Palestinians as Nakba (“catastrophe”) Day; it comes the day after Israelis celebrate their Independence Day.


UCC advocates celebrate Senate vote to protect net neutrality, continue push in House

The UCC and other proponents of net neutrality are now lobbying members of the U.S. House of Representatives to preserve a free and open internet, after the Senate moved to save it with a historic 52-47 vote.


UCC leadership: We oppose laws that deny any couple the right to adopt

Protect every family: The leadership of the United Church of Christ opposes any law allowing adoption agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples and transgender parents.


Prayers, rallies and arrests mark Poor Peoples Campaign launch in D.C. and at U.S. state capitols

Thousands of activists calling for a just world for all people rallied on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol and statehouses around the country on Monday, launching 40 days of action by the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.


Hawai'i UCC churches live, help, and pray through a slow motion disaster

Over forty religious leaders came together on the big island of Hawai'i to coordinate a humanitarian response to volcanic activity - a a slow-moving natural disaster with no end in sight. Three UCC congregations are located near the area where seventeen fissures have broken through the earth, spraying molten rock and lava flows.


Retiring FCC Commissioner lauds UCC commitment to 'confronting divisions and hostilities'

Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn chose the sanctuary of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Washington, D.C., to deliver her final speech before stepping down after almost nine years.


Commentary: Shining a Light on Abuses Against Immigrants

Much of the debate around immigration in the last year has centered on high-level public policy and legal fights about issues like DACA, the border wall, or refugee bans.


UCC pastor: Central American caravan teaching a congregation to “Fear Not”

A UCC congregation close to the U.S./Mexico border has welcomed one of the first families from the Central American caravan to life in Arizona.