United Church of Christ News

Traci Blackmon, other faith leaders arrested in D.C. opposing 2018 budget proposal

The UCC's Rev. Traci Blackmon was one of seven religious leaders arrested in the Hart Senate Building Monday afternoon during a peaceful protest aimed at drawing attention to a federal budget proposal that makes deep cuts in programs that address human needs in order to increase defense spending.


Wisconsin congregation voice of progressive Christianity in Paul Ryan's hometown

A Wisconsin congregation takes courageous steps to practice a faith that is welcoming, in an area where it is not often the popular choice.


Jeanette Vizguerra, a face of the Sanctuary movement, named to Time 100 list

An undocumented immigrant and community activist now in sanctuary in a Denver church has been named one of the Time 100: most influential people of 2017.


Ohio church's 'Warm Wishes' ministry embraces love of neighbor

Every Monday morning, the sounds of sewing machines, lively conversation and laughter can be heard at David's UCC in Kettering, Ohio. The women of the "Warm Wishes" ministry are at work with the sole purpose of keeping their neighbors warm.


Commentary: Acting like the Earth is the Lord's

What if the church were to begin to act like the earth was the Lord's?   

 


Commentary: Lawmakers, Meet the Bible’s ‘Strangers, Widows and Orphans’

Good religion can be such a nuisance sometimes, especially for self-righteous lawmakers who prefer to throw around sentimental, misinformed caricatures of Christian scripture, while ignoring the thrust of its actual contents.


Toledo-area UCC steps up to welcome Syrian strangers

What started as a literacy program has blossomed into a call to welcome the stranger among them. Sylvania United Church of Christ, located in the suburbs of Toledo, Ohio, has taken on a larger role in its community to assist refugees who are trying to make a new life in their community.


UCC church hopes to fund innovative new ministries in South Charlotte, N.C.

A UCC congregation on the north side of Charlotte, N.C., is looking to jump start a new ministry in the south Charlotte area, and is willing to provide the funding to get it off the ground.


UCC churches to focus on climate change with Earth Day, People's Climate March

The focus on creation care will be very evident in many UCC congregations over the next few weeks, with Earth Day, April 22 and the People's Climate March in Washington, D.C., on April 29 calling environmental advocates from across the country to put their faith in action.


Love, solidarity trumps hate in Virginia community, prompts healing after hate crimes

A Virginia congregation stands with a Jewish community center also under attack, to bring healing to their hometown.