United Church of Christ

UCC reaffirms commitment to Nepal earthquake recovery

As the people of Nepal mark the first anniversary of the most devastating earthquake to hit their small country in more than 80 years, the United Church of Christ is reaffirming its long-term commitment to help survivors put their lives back together.


Texas community steps up to support congregation devastated by floodwater

A small Texas congregation devastated by a historic flood in a newly renovated sanctuary is vowing to rebuild with the help friends, neighbors and the Holy Spirit.

Commentary: In Praise of House Parties

The first environmental gathering I ever attended was a house party.

U.S., Palestinian churches lay groundwork for future collaboration to strengthen advocacy

Two peoples and three faiths sharing one city. That sentiment — about Arabs and Jews from Christian, Muslim and Jewish faiths sharing the city of Jerusalem — was shared and repeated at a historic summit assembling the heads of several U.S. and Palestinian churches, church organizations and civil sector leaders.

U.S., Palestinian Christian churches meet in historic gathering in pursuit of peace

In pursuit of peace and to strengthen the Christian presence in the places where Jesus once walked, the United Church of Christ is part of a historic summit assembling the heads of several U.S. and Palestinian churches for two days of discussions in Atlanta.

Dorhauer inspired, charged by three-congregation installation service

The Rev. John C. Dorhauer travels coast-to-coast in a weekend of worship, installed as the United Church of Christ’s ninth general minister and president.


UCC ministers preach together to keep fossil fuels in the ground

As the “Keep it in the Ground” preach-in advocating keeping fossil fuels in the ground approaches, pastors from across the country are signing on, igniting a groundswell of support for the movement to bring fresh creative solutions to the threat of global warming. And their reasons for joining in are as varied as their geographic locales.

UCC advocates march, get arrested in D.C. voting rights demonstration

A UCC leader was one of the hundreds of people taken into police custody outside the United States Capitol Monday afternoon during a mass mobilization in Washington, D.C., aimed at advancing voting rights reforms. 

Disaster Ministries sends aid to earthquake survivors in Ecuador and Japan

UCC Disaster Ministries is sending grant money through Church World Service and waiting for word from partners on how best to help the survivors in two stricken countries following the catastrophic earthquake that hit coastal Ecuador Saturday evening, April 16, and two other devastating quakes which shook the southern Japanese island of Kyushu, Thursday and Friday, April 14 and 15.

Dorhauer Seattle installation: 'Follow call to change'

Three cities, three churches in 48 hours. Several hundred people from across the United Church of Christ. And a full heart for the denomination's ninth general minister and president. The progressive installation of the Rev. John Dorhauer culminated on Sunday, April 17, with the final worship service at Plymouth Church UCC in downtown Seattle.