United Church of Christ

Gathering in grief, solidarity and in memory of the victims in Orlando

Denominational leaders of the United Church of Christ gathered in Orlando to express their dismay that members of the LGBT community were targeted and attacked by a shooter with a rifle, and they gathered in Cleveland to express sorrow for those who perished. 


One Staff model of UCC Conference collaboration up for a vote in the Midwest

Three United Church of Christ conferences in America's heartland are talking collaboration, voting on a proposal to create one staff to serve three conferences in South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa.


Arizona church offers sanctuary to man living in U.S. for 25 years facing deportation

This week, Shadow Rock UCC in Phoenix has opened its doors to Sixto Paz, who faces deportation after having lived legally in the United States for 25 years.


UCC leaders, clergy plan public religious witness supporting LGBTQ community

UCC leaders, clergy, stand as a religious voice for LGBTQ rights in a public show of solidarity and support in Florida.


Vigils honor victims of the Orlando mass shooting, offer solidarity to their community

Solidarity and support shown for the LGBTQ community is bringing people together at vigils around the country honoring the victims of the deadliest mass shooting in American history.


UCC leaders mourn 50 killed in act of terrorism against gay community in Orlando

After the deadliest mass shooting in American history, the General Minister and President of the UCC issues a statement mourning the loss of those murdered, calling for prayers for their families, and expressing horror and frustration over how commonplace this kind of tragedy has become.

 

 


Virginia UCC congregation called to 'visit the prisoner'

Each year in June, the United Church of Christ invites congregations and people of faith to visit the prisoner. The denomination helps promote Torture Awareness Month with partner organization the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT), providing a way for congregations to learn more about torture, bringing this human rights concern into Sunday services and out into local communities.


'Acts of Service' to honor and celebrate City Mission of Boston as it turns 200

"To act is to care, to care is to do."

That basic tenet of the United Church of Christ fuels the work of the City Mission of Boston. Founded by Old South Church of Boston UCC and Park Street Church of Boston in 1816, City Mission is the oldest multi-service agency in New England, and the second oldest in the United States. And in character, the Mission kicked off a year-long "200 Acts of Service" project this spring to honor its 200th anniversary and celebrate the partnerships that makes its work possible.


Commentary: Further Into Moral Injury

At General Synod 29, the delegates gathered adopted a resolution titled, To Recognize the Need for Compassionate Care and Healing to Our Veterans. 


UCC leaders issue statement supporting the First Amendment right to use economic measures in the case of Israel-Palestine

Prompted by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to halt state business with companies that back a boycott of Israel, and the growing interest in several state legislatures in criminalizing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction movement, the national officers of the United Church of Christ are speaking out against what they see as an infringement of First Amendment rights.