United Church of Christ

Oregon church sees hosting 'houseless' people on its property as Christian duty

More than a dozen people with no place else to live has established a camp on the property of a UCC church in Corvallis, Ore. So, First Congregational United Church of Christ has started a "Safe Camp" ministry to host and support them.


Our Faith, Our Vote -- rules to remember

The United Church of Christ Washington D.C. office, in partnership with the UCC General Counsel, debuts a new video resource for the Our Faith, Our Vote, campaign.


UCC honored for 'solidarity with Muslim community'

A regional chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations has honored the United Church of Christ for "standing in solidarity with the Muslim community over the years and during the dark times of the Muslim Ban in America."


Lilly awards 2019 clergy renewal grants to 18 UCC churches

United Church of Christ ministers will take time out for all kinds of creative renewal, and their congregations will have special spiritual opportunities while they're away, thanks to grants announced by the Lilly Endowment and Christian Theological Seminary. Eighteen UCC churches are among 150 congregations of various denominations that received 2019 National Clergy Renewal Program Grants.


Trees, dance and a neon sign among UCC grant recipients' creative plans

The spirituality of dance, a 500-mile walk and a neon sign are on the list of creative plans being made by 18 United Church of Christ pastors and congregations that have received grants in the 2019 Lilly Endowment National Clergy Renewal Program.


Commentary: They Shall Beat their Swords into Healthcare

Last week, the United Church of Christ along with the Illinois Conference, Chicago’s Trinity UCC announced 6,000 families in Chicago will have $5.3 million dollars of medical debt forgiven.


UCC to continue mission of abolishing millions in medical debt

Just a week after UCC clergy in Chicago announced a collaborative effort that erased $5.3 million in medical debt for almost 6,000 families who live at or below poverty on the city's south side, the denomination is laying the groundwork to continue that mission in other parts of the country.


From the UCC Board: Key Action Items, October 2019

United Church of Christ Board Chair Yvette Wynn shares key action items from the board's October 2019 meeting.


UCC racial justice expert to emcee '400 Years' summit session Nov. 8

A racial justice expert from the national staff of the United Church of Christ will help emcee an "action summit" in Cleveland, declaring racism a public health crisis and marking the arrival of enslaved Africans in North America 400 years ago.


Churches install solar panels as flat-out article of faith, witness

St. John United Church of Christ, Freeport, Ill., and First Congregational UCC, Walla Walla, Wash., are the latest of some 90 UCC congregations that have gone solar, welcoming lower energy costs but equally motivated by faith.