United Church of Christ

Worldwide churches gather to focus advocacy efforts on Israel-Palestine

At a National and World Council of Churches consultation, participants assessed the role that churches have played in the struggle for peace the Middle East, and repeated their call to the Israeli government to end its occupation of the Palestinian territories, calling for the United States to adopt a neutral position in hopes that Israelis and Palestinians can live in peace as equals.


We Stand With Love messaging launched as alternative to divisive campaign rhetoric

Sick and tired of the mudslinging ads in this election, and the hate speech that has taken over the 2016 political campaigns? Join the 'We Stand With Love' messaging movement.


Commentary: What Do You Want Me To Do For You? (Mark 10:46-52)

In the gospel of Mark, we read the story of Jesus' encounter with a man who had lost his ability to see.


Standing Rock citizens, allies standing firm against DAPL as court battle continues

"Our water protectors are not leaving this land until they know that black snake is dead."

The Native people of more than 100 sovereign nations, and their spiritual and environmental allies, are standing firm in their resolve to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.


Peace, diversity and collaboration mark 9/11 anniversary in Northeast Ohio

An interfaith service day in Northeast Ohio reaches out to first responders to honor the memory of the Americans lost on 9/11.


Arm-in-arm with Abrahamic faith partners on Sept. 11 anniversary

On the 15th anniversary of the worst terror attack on American soil, Jews, Muslims and Christians from the United Church of Christ assembled in Nebraska to commemorate the nearly 3,000 lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001 and to build bridges of hope for the world through a "Circle of Peace."


Government steps in, temporarily halts Dakota Access Pipeline

While the effort to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline suffered a setback in federal court, the Native American people defending their lands and water in North Dakota won an important victory that effectively brings construction to a halt near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation temporarily.


UCC pastor, congregation advocate for LGBT protections in a divided Ohio town

Even after the banner outside the church was slashed, Orchard Hill United Church has continued to live out their faith, coming out in support of a local anti-discrimination ordinance under consideration in the Southern Ohio town of Chillicothe.


UCC churches organize around Our Faith Our Vote: A right, a privilege, a responsibility

The upcoming presidential election is less than two months away, and congregations of the United Church of Christ are focused on community education and advocacy with National Voter Registration Day coming up on Sept. 27, to make sure everyone who chooses to vote has a voice this year.


Albertson appointed UCC Conference Minister Search Coordinator and CCM Support

The churches and conference ministers of the United Church of Christ have a supportive new ally in the denomination's national offices. The Rev. Lee Albertson, former church pastor, conference committee chair, and acting conference minister, has been called to serve as Conference Minister Search Coordinator and CCM Support for the UCC.