United Church of Christ

Outside Maryland courthouse, religious leaders oppose 'immoral' refugee limits

UCC advocates, religious leaders and interfaith allies gathered outside a federal courthouse in Greenbelt, Md., Wednesday morning, Jan. 8, to oppose Trump administration efforts to limit the number of refugees allowed into the U.S.


UCC reaches out with disaster relief following earthquakes in Puerto Rico, launches emergency appeal

The United Church of Christ is reaching out to partners in Puerto Rico after a series of earthquakes, the largest of which struck the island on early Tuesday morning, Jan. 7. 


Small Northwest church stands tall in face of public prejudice

Veradale United Church of Christ in Spokane Valley, Wash., is in the public spotlight this winter for opposing white supremacy and white nationalism. Founded in 1910, the church has been about the work of inclusive Christianity and nonviolent witness for a long time.


UCC issues in the news: Immigration, climate activism top 2019 list

From safe rooms in basements to solar panels on rooftops, local church actions on immigration and climate change were subjects of repeated coverage in United Church News and Keeping You Posted last year – along with national policy work and demonstrations on those two issues. Here are 10 major United Church of Christ topics of 2019, from the news department in the Office of Philanthropy, Technology, Identity and Communication.


UCC, NCC support pastor's suit against U.S. government

The United Church of Christ and the National Council of Churches have filed an amicus brief in support of a prominent UCC minister's lawsuit against the federal government.


UCC Officers call for prayer, fasting for peace during Epiphany

The National Officers of the United Church of Christ call for fasting and prayer during the season of Epiphany, to advocate for peace in a time of global unrest.


Commentary: Confessions of a First-Time Voter

I remember vividly the last presidential election. I was in Burlington attending my final year of undergrad at the University of Vermont.


Commentary: Breaking the Silence

I grew up in what many would call the traditional black church.


When Demons Float: A Book Review

The UCC General Minister and President shares a rare public recommendation of a new mystery novel with an important underlying message.


Chicago church gifts Christmas Eve offering to children’s relief in Haiti

The congregation of St. Pauls United Church of Christ believes that Christmas is the season of giving. They also believe that what they get back is immeasurable. That's why the church in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago is once again giving away its Christmas Eve offering.