United Church of Christ

Central Pacific Conference leader stepping down in late March

The Rev. Walter John Boris, conference minister of the Central Pacific Conference of the United Church of Christ, is planning to step down on March 31, 2017, to spend more time with his family, after nearly nine years as the conference minister in the Oregon area and 38 years as an ordained minister.


'Burned down but not burned out' church finds new sense of community at Christmas

This is a Christmas story six months in the making, one of a congregation coming together, with a bond forged by a tragic fire. 


UCC's scholarship and grant process goes online to reach more students

This year, the United Church of Christ's Office of Philanthropy and Stewardship debuts a new online application process, continually seeking to help undergraduate and seminary students pay for the cost of their education.


Commentary: Listening for signs of hope

This has been a dark season for many.


4 Things You Can Do to Help the People of Aleppo

Aleppo, the largest city in Syria and the country's economic capital, is being torn apart by rebel fighters and the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, with scores of civilians caught in the crossfire. Here's how you can help. 


Four years after Sandy Hook, the "Second Commandment Crisis" continues

A video message from the people of Newtown, marking four years since 20 little children and six adults were murdered by an unstable young man with a gun at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the worst crime in Connecticut history.


A Christmas Commitment to Peace

In his Christmas message, United Church of Christ General Minister and President the Rev. John Dorhauer asks all of us to give a gift to the world.


Commentary: Remember Sandy Hook with responsible gun laws

Violence shall no more be heard in your land, devastation or destruction within your borders; you shall call your walls Salvation, and your gates Praise. Isaiah 60:18

 


AM21 event springboards conversation on Manual on Ministry revision

Facing the changing landscape of denominational life within the United Church of Christ — and across the larger canvas of Western Christianity — UCC leaders are seeking wisdom from the wider church to begin a discussion on the ways in which the UCC calls, authorizes and oversees ministers who serve God’s mission by creating a just world for all.


United Church Board approves leadership structure proposal for General Synod consideration

In its effort to streamline the leadership of the national setting of the United Church of Christ, the UCC Board of Directors has approved a set of suggested amendments to the denomination’s constitution and bylaws for consideration at General Synod 2017.