United Church of Christ

UCC members, congregations abolish $5.2 million in medical debt for Kansans, Oklahomans

Financial gifts from 20 United Church of Christ congregations in the denomination’s Kansas-Oklahoma Conference, plus several individuals and church bodies, have abolished $5.2 million in medical debt in those two states.

400 years later, honesty about colonialism, genocide is part of marking Pilgrims’ legacy

As the United States marks Thanksgiving, a holiday immersed in stories about a small group of Europeans and their arrival in North America, people of faith are among those turning a critical eye to that history – and to Christians’ role in the genocide of the people who were living here. 

How to organize for justice is subject of trainings each Sunday afternoon in Advent

Noting that Advent is traditionally a season to prepare for “the in-breaking of justice,” the United Church of Christ and the National Council of Churches will lead training sessions in “Faith-Based Organizing for Justice” on four consecutive Sunday afternoons starting Nov. 29.

Vigils, resources available across UCC to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance

People across the United Church of Christ are marking Transgender Day of Remembrance – on Friday, Nov. 20, but also on Sunday, Nov. 22, and other days – by mourning victims of violence and promising to work for a world where people of all gender identities can be fully, publicly themselves.

Tear Down the Wall

I live in the Sonoran Desert on Tohono O’odham land in what is now called Tucson, Arizona.

For historic General Synod, worship planners hope to innovate online, still be ‘faithfully UCC’

The UCC General Synod worship planning group is already at work, crafting what will be historic virtual services that reflect the diversity of a denomination that believes “that they may all be one.”

‘Very UCC’ videos and music are coming for virtual Advent and Christmas

Eleven digital hymns, a pageant of lessons and carols, and a full Sunday worship service are among the United Church of Christ-produced Advent and Christmas resources that will soon be available to local churches.

U.S. interfaith leaders speak as one, urging all to recognize Joe Biden as president-elect

With one voice, leaders of a number of religious traditions are calling on people of all faiths across the country to unite behind a common cause, urging Americans to recognize Joe Biden as the next elected president of the United States. 

Virtual ‘Nollau To You’ seminar creates renewed approach to ministry

The UCC’s Council of Health and Human Services Ministries’ virtual ‘Nollau to You’ seminar supports leadership development — online.

Retiring ‘Sermon Seeds’ writer passes pen to Ohio pastor with varied background

The United Church of Christ’s “Sermon Seeds” feature has a new writer, replacing a longtime predecessor who has just retired. The Rev. Cheryl Lindsay stepped into the “Sermon Seeds” role Nov. 16.