United Church of Christ

Climate March in Washington, D.C.


The UCC Council for Climate Justice along with Justice and Witness Ministries are official co-sponsors of the climate march in Washington, DC. This march is being organized by the People’s Climate Movement which spearheaded the 2014 march in New York City that had 400,000 in attendance.

ucc-climate-march-2017-sign.jpgGet ready to march!

  1. Let us know if you are planning to come, so we can coordinate a strong UCC presence at the march. RSVP below.
  2. If you're marching in another city, download our UCC sign and carry it with pride!

A Climate March Itinerary of UCC-Related Events

Friday, April 28th

9:00 am - Advocacy Training

This training will take place near Capitol Hill at Lutheran Church of the Reformation (212 East Capitol St NE).  After the training, participants will visit their elected officials. Please sign-up as soon as possible so that Creation Justice Ministries can have a record of your participation and assure that meetings are arranged. 

Saturday, April 29th

10:00 am - Prayer Gathering and Sending Forth

This ecumenical service led by the UCC, the Disciples of Christ, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America along with Creation Justice Ministries will take place at Lutheran Church of the Reformation (212 E Capitol Street NE).

pcm2017-lineup-share.png11:00 am - March Line-Up

The UCC contingent will be lining up with other faith contingents on 3rd Street between Madison Drive and Jefferson Drive near the Capitol. There will be musical offerings as we wait for the march to begin. We will have a pole with a UCC sign on it so that everyone can identify our meet up spot. For a visual diagram of the line-up, a march schedule, and information on accessibility and parking, visit the march logistics page.

12:30 pm - March Kick Off

The march will start by heading up Pennsylvania Avenue towards the White House.

2:00 pm - Collective Action

Marchers will surround the White House and do a powerful collective action to honor the lives at stake and make a loud sound demanding climate justice and good jobs. We will drown out all of the climate denialism of the current administration!

3:00 pm - End of March Activities

Marchers will reconvene at the Washington Monument grounds to connect and share the stories that brought us to DC. We’ll hear from the front line of the climate crisis and share solutions. There will be music and beautiful art from around the country that powerfully shows our local demands and visions.

7:00 pm - Amy Goodman Speaks at Plymouth Congregational UCC

Democracy Now journalist and producer Amy Goodman will speak at Plymouth (5301 N. Capitol St. NE, Washington, D.C.) Admission is $10.

Sunday, April 30th

9:00 am and 11:00 am - Climate-Focused Worship Service         

Massachusetts Conference Minister Jim Antal will preach in two climate-focused services at Rock Spring Congregational UCC in Arlington, Virginia (5010 Little Falls Road).

Help us cover the march!

We would love to include your experience of the People's Climate March or the Sister Marches on UCC social media. You can share photos and videos with us in the following ways:

Email photos to socialmedia@ucc.org. You may also include who is pictured in the photo, what is happening in the photo, and if applicable, your affiliation with the UCC.

Email links to your YouTube videos of the Climate March to socialmedia@ucc.org.

Tag us in your posts on Twitter using @unitedchurch and tag us in your Instagram posts using @unitedchurchofchrist.

Message us photographs or video footage to our Facebook account. You may also include who is pictured in the photo/video, what is happening in the photo/video, and if applicable, your affiliation with the UCC.

Send us photos or videos using We Transfer, a website for file sharing.
•    Go to WeTransfer.com.
•    Click "Take me to free."
•    Click the plus sign by "Add your files."
•    Choose the files you want to send us.
•    Type "Socialmedia@ucc.org" in the "Email to" space.
•    Type your email.
•    In the message box, you may also include who is pictured in the photo/video, what is happening in the photo/video, and if applicable, your affiliation with the UCC.

April 29, 2017 at 10am - 3pm
Rev. Brooks Berndt ·

Will you come?