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A national ministry of the United Church of Christ celebrated Earth Day's 50th anniversary with calls to protect nurses, African Americans and poor people during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to fix food, health and other systems that have links to the environment – and are now revealed to be broken.

United Church of Christ members and congregations are responsible for thousands of trees so far in the Three Great Loves Tree Planting Campaign, timed to coincide with an ecumenical Faith Climate Action Week, now underway through April 26.

"If it wasn't for God and you people, I wouldn’t be in my house tonight," Josephine Henry told volunteers who helped restore her hurricane-damaged home in Wilmington, N.C., with support from One Great Hour of Sharing.

The coronavirus changed their strategy, but the people of South Euclid (Ohio) United Church of Christ are still serious about getting their community to answer the 2020 census.

A 16-year-old girl showed a deep love of her less privileged neighbors in Honduras, spending months collecting dental products around her Westport, Conn., community and delivering them to children and adults during a medical assistance trip with her grandfather. 

Iglesia Unida de Cristo San Lucas/San Lucas United Church of Christ, in the heart of Chicago's Humboldt Park, is built around love of – and service to – to its neighbors.

Armed with data from a respected research firm, the UCC today posted a map of "super polluters" on the web. It is part of a report titled "Breath to the People: Sacred Air and Toxic Pollution" -- and it calls for action.

The research in the UCC's new environmental report, "Breath to the People: Sacred Air and Toxic Pollution," was done by a respected nonprofit based in the nation's capital and founded by former staff members of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

As the United Church of Christ prepares to mark Racial Justice Sunday, Feb. 9, there is much to celebrate – and, as always, much work to do, according to the denomination's minister for racial justice. Among the celebrations is the certification of nine new facilitators for Sacred Conversations to End Racism.

St. John United Church of Christ, Freeport, Ill., and First Congregational UCC, Walla Walla, Wash., are the latest of some 90 UCC congregations that have gone solar, welcoming lower energy costs but equally motivated by faith.