United Church of Christ

General Synod resolution seeks rights for adoptees

Adoptees sometimes ask the question, "Who am I?" To help them discover part of that answer, the General Synod of the United Church of Christ will consider a resolution this summer that urges states to give adult adoptees the right to access to their original birth certificates.


Commentary: Moving from Lament to Hope

This Sunday, May 14 is Mother's Day.


Flint church offers to pay delinquent water bills of neighbors in need

The Woodside Church is helping to pay the water bills of families in Flint, Mich., whose service has been shut off. As pastor the Rev. Deb Conrad said, "Piece by piece we are doing what we can for our neighbors."


UCC ministers join Texas faith leaders in condemning anti-sanctuary law

A dozen United Church of Christ ministers in Texas are part of an interfaith coalition of 200 religious leaders who have sent a letter to Gov. Greg Abbott condemning a recently-signed law that targets sanctuary cities.


Commentary: Your gifts support love and justice

What do the Amistad and the Deaconess Sisters have in common?


Justice grant helps Alabama church open safe space to LGBT teens

An Alabama church opens a safe space to LGBT teens with the help of a Grass Top grant from Justice and Witness Ministries.


Kansas City faith community helps pass sales tax to fund inner-city economic development

In Kansas City, Missouri, two UCC ministers and a coalition of churches, civil rights organizations, and activists organized a remarkable political victory; a city sales tax increase that benefits the people of the inner city.


UCC leaders caution executive order won't be final word on religious liberty

United Church of Christ leaders believe the distinction between church and state became murkier on Thursday after the latest White House executive order directed the IRS to look the other way when churches endorse political candidates — which is prohibited by U.S. tax law.


Reformed Churches' new UCC affiliation expands ministry in New York

In an affirmation of inclusiveness and ecumenism, the New York Conference of the United Church of Christ has welcomed eight newly-affiliated congregations to the life of the denomination this week.


Commentary: Do not deny care to our neighbor

The vote by the House of Representatives did not demonstrate Jesus' call to love thy neighbor. Instead, writes the Rev. Traci Blackmon, elected officials abandoned their responsibility to serve all the people, to care for all the people, to protect all the people.