United Church of Christ

East Coast cleans up after Hurricane Matthew, UCC donations for long-term relief

As North Carolinians face the destruction of Hurricane Matthew — which killed 19 people in its wake — waters continue to rise, hindering the relief efforts in some of the poorest parts of the state. Both the United Church of Christ and its communion partner, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) are ready to step in as they actively coordinate their responses after the storm swept along the Atlantic Coast in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas on Friday and Saturday.


UCC clergy support Native community, locally in Montana, and in solidarity with Standing Rock

Five UCC clergy, along with dozens of their neighbors joined Native American leadership in Billings, Mont., on Monday, Oct. 10, Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day, to stand in solidarity with the thousands on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation defending the water and their sacred tribal sites from the Dakota Access Pipeline.


UCC advocates put 'bodies on the line' at border wall with Mexico

Part of a push for humane immigration reform, UCC advocates march for a new model of border justice that builds bridges instead of walls.


Wisconsin church damaged by fire plans to rebuild

The chapel of Plymouth Congregational Church in Eau Claire, Wis., was spared serious damage during a fire last week. But the west end of the building — which housed the congregation’s offices, fellowship hall and kitchen — was destroyed by the early morning blaze that collapsed the building’s roof and has left the structure unusable.


Commentary: Let’s Pray for Peace and People in Korea Peninsula

In the summer of 2015, both the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ passed a resolution: "A Call For Peace, Justice And Reunification In The Korean Peninsula."


Building bridges of trust and understanding with ECOT brothers and sisters

The United Church of Christ national officers gathered via video conference Monday afternoon, Oct. 3, with seven representatives of ECOT (Evangelical, Conservative, Orthodox, and Traditional) congregations from across the life of the church.

 


UCC Disaster Ministries tracking Hurricane Matthew

As Hurricane Matthew barrels towards the U.S. mainland, the Disaster Ministries team of the United Church of Christ is preparing its response after the category 4 storm slammed into Haiti Tuesday, Oct. 4, with 145 mph winds.


People of faith to challenge root causes of migration at US-Mexico border

United Church of Christ leaders, clergy, advocates from churches around Arizona and as far away as Minnesota will be converging at the U.S.-Mexico border beginning Oct. 5, to call for a fundamental shift in U.S. foreign policy — one in support of refugees.


Traci Blackmon's Parker Lecture keynote to highlight role of moral media in social justice movements

What is the role of the media in the storytelling of the movement? The Rev. Traci Blackmon, a United Church of Christ national officer, will explore that question next week through the lens of how ongoing social justice movements are shaped by a range of media reports.


Philadelphia congregation's approach to 'Reject Racism' winning way to 'Be the Church'

A Philadelphia congregation is named the UCC's 'Be the Church' winner for the the month of September, for its work to "Reject Racism."