United Church of Christ

Kindness abounds during Lent in Silver City

Anticipating Easter, members of a small but mighty New Mexico church are working to bring more kindness to their community, taking on good works in God’s name during Lent instead of giving up something.


Commentary: Civil rights activists, not terrorists

When our church banner proclaiming Black Lives Matter disappeared, I didn't expect the officer responding to our report would indict the civil rights movement.


Musical performers Glocal, Tribe of Judah to perform throughout NYE this summer

Innovation. A range of music. And worship sounds that come from across the planet. Such are the promises from the two worship teams — Tribe of Judah and Glocal — who will provide the harmony and soundtrack to this summer's National Youth Event.


Commentary: Wisdom over power: a political lesson from a Mayan community

I am sure that most of us stayed awake until late hours waiting for the U.S. Presidential primary results.


Unity, diversity converge on Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday and Black History Month are both opportunities for reclamation. While they can seem unrelated, United Church of Christ executive the Rev. Traci Blackmon believes both events are an important part of envisioning a God of inclusion.


Group of 21 from UCC, Disciples embark on Mid East pilgrimage

A 21-person delegation made up of leaders from the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is set to travel to four Middle East countries at the end of this month, part of an ongoing expression of solidarity with Middle East Christians.


Commentary: The interdependence of spiritual discipline and prophetic witness

Each year, as Ash Wednesday approaches, the many years I spent in close contact with Henri Nouwen exert a pull, reminding me of how attuned Henri was to the liturgical seasons.


South Central Conference interim minister stepping down

The Rev. Anna Kreisle Humble, interim conference minister of the South Central Conference of the United Church of Christ (Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi) has resigned her position, effective March 5.


FDNY chaplain working crane collapse assists bride, officiates wedding

A United Church of Christ minister, called to serve after the World Trade Center collapse, was in the right place at the right time when a construction crane collapsed in lower Manhattan Friday morning, Feb. 5.


UCC leaders carry justice call for poultry workers to shareholder meeting

Justice leaders from across the United Church of Christ are speaking on behalf of the voiceless in society this week at a corporate shareholder meeting to call attention to what they see as negative working conditions that Tyson Food employees must endure almost daily.