United Church of Christ

UCC Youth 'Clean-Up' at Great Lakes RYE

250 young people come together to help others at the UCC Great Lakes Regional Youth Event, assembling scores of Clean-Up Bucket Kits for distribution by Church World Service.

A California church jails baby Jesus, a visual statement of solidarity with immigrant families

A California congregation incarcerates baby Jesus inside a fence, separate from his parents, as a visual call for change in current U.S. immigration policies. But it also underscores a grim reality. The story of families fleeing violence is as old as the story of Jesus himself.

Youth group prompts Montana church camp to build an inclusive community for LGBTQ families

It started as an idea brainstormed by a group of 17 young people on retreat last fall, and will become reality next month, when Mimanagish Family Pride Camp welcomes LGBT + campers, their families and friends to the heart of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness just 40 miles south of Big Timber, Montana.

Illinois church group, in community, fights for separation of church and state

 group of concerned church members and their pastor in Freeport, Ill., are fighting for the separation of church and state. They want to make sure religion stays out of the local library. So with their community, they campaigned against the installation of the motto "In God We Trust" on the library building – and won.

Commentary: Noble Character Traits and Human Rights

A delegation from Egypt recently visited the U.S. for a week, meeting with civic, religious, and civil society leaders.

Southwest Conference calling all UCC congregations to critical ministry ‘FOR and AT the Border’

UCC churches, clergy and congregants are reaching out with hope and in faith to migrants at our borders and immigrants across the country. Many more are asking what they can do to respond to the government policies that detain and separate families. The Southwest Conference UCC, acting with Justice and Local Church Ministries, is calling each member of the denomination to build on that immigrant-welcoming effort this fall as one Church to Keep Families Together.

UCC leaders question Kavanaugh nomination to U.S. Supreme Court

Leaders of the United Church of Christ are expressing concern about the nomination of federal judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. UCC officers believe Kavanaugh, a conservative U.S. District Court judge in Washington D.C., who came up through the Bush administration, could shift Court rulings to the right.

Strong in faith, supported by community, an unaccompanied minor from Guatemala flourishes in Virginia

When Brayan Geronimo Perez Brito was growing up in Nebaj, a town in the mountains of Guatemala, he felt like he had no future. So at 17, he decided to leave home to find one. His journey brought him to Centreville, Virg., the people of Wellspring United Church of Christ, and the Centreville Labor Resource Center.

Greensboro church building a tiny house for a homeless veteran

A homeless veteran in Greensboro, North Carolina will soon have a cozy place to call home courtesy of a United Church of Christ congregation and the support of community volunteers.

Commentary: Guided By My Grandmother’s Wisdom: Faith and Reproductive Justice

My grandmother taught me how to be a Christian, and told me about marching for abortion rights prior to Roe v. Wade.