United Church of Christ

Faith leaders prosecuted for public protest in Missouri, plan appeal

A group of nearly two dozen Missouri religious leaders, including a trio of United Church of Christ pastors, will appeal their verdict for trespassing when they staged a public protest for the lack of health care for poor people.

UCC Palestine-Israel Network resource guide created for 2015 General Synod resolution

To help local churches and conferences of the United Church of Christ live into the General Synod call to end the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, the UCC Palestine-Israel Network has introduced a new resource guide that will help UCC church leaders and ecumenical partners implement the 2015 resolution.

Commentary: An Inconvenient Conclusion

The turmoil of the summer of 2016 continued to march across the headlines this weekend, with news of a community in crisis following another fatal shooting of an African American man in Milwaukee. 

Donations, prayers to help flood victims in Louisiana

As devastating floodwaters continue to rise in Southeastern Louisiana, and rescues continue after torrential rain, United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries is calling for prayer for the people affected, and monetary donations to help the survivors facing long-term recovery assistance.

The Great Summer Serve gathers Ohio youth

The Great Summer Serve brought together 100 youth and youth leaders from the Eastern Ohio and Western Reserve Associations of the United Church of Christ at Trinity UCC in Canton, Ohio, for a day of prayer, fellowship and community service before the start of the upcoming school year.

UCC youth provide meals, build community with less fortunate in New Jersey

A UCC youth group in New Jersey takes time on a late summer weekend to provide meals and build community with people less fortunate than themselves.

Putting a human face on sanctuary

Advocates from a dozen sanctuary movement churches and some of the immigrants to whom they offered refuge converged in Phoenix to call attention to the continued political inaction that is failing to provide relief from deportation.

Dorhauer, UCC leaders build framework for future

What has the United Church of Christ accomplished in the year since the Rev. John C. Dorhauer took office?

UCC selects new Chief Financial Officer

The United Church of Christ has hired Stephen Jones to serve as the Chief Financial Officer for national setting of the denomination. Jones brings more than 25 years of senior leadership experience in both private industry and the non-profit sector to his new position.

Commentary: Pride Prevails

The difficult news from Uganda came early Friday morning, August 5. Ugandan police had raided an LGBTQI Pride event in Kampala making arrests and beating several persons who had been contestants in a pageant.