United Church of Christ

UCC Disaster Ministries offers Hurricane Dorian response, info, advice

As Hurricane Dorian nears the southeastern United States with destruction in its wake in the Bahamas, the United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries team is offering information and advice to churches that want to help and to people who are bracing for the storm.


Ohio congregation's peaceful witness counters protests by Westboro Baptist Church

A United Church of Christ congregation in Columbus, Ohio, circled its pastor with love on Sunday morning to counter protests by representatives of the Westboro Baptist Church.


UCC has leadership roles in Cleveland immigration week

As part of Global Cleveland's 2019 Welcoming Week, the United Church of Christ will host an interfaith service in its downtown chapel Sept. 16, and the UCC General Minister and President will take part in a Sept. 18 forum at the City Club.


Houston teens learn wage activism from working adults like them

This summer, with a grant from the United Church of Christ’s Neighbors in Need offering, 24 high school students from an economically challenged Houston neighborhood learned about activism and carried out a local campaign for a $15 minimum-wage law. "It sparked something inside of me," one of the students said.


Florida disaster teams preparing for Dorian

As an increasingly dangerous Hurricane Dorian approaches the U.S. mainland, UCC’s Florida Conference and UCC Disaster Ministries’ long-term recovery work sites in Florida — the result of  Hurricanes Matthew, Irma and Michael — are reaching out to their clients and constituents with preparedness information.


Pajamas outside D.C. area church bring attention to plight of migrant children

A United Church of Christ congregation in Arlington, Va., is provoking thought with a visible call to action exhibited on the church lawn. Hundreds of children's pajamas are hanging on clothes lines above photos of migrant children who died in the custody of the U.S. immigration system.


UCC, Muslim leaders urge limits on presidential travel bans

United Church of Christ and Muslim leaders have urged a key U.S. senator to support a bill that would lift a ban on travel to the United States and limit presidential authority to order such bans.


Tearful mother-daughter reunion celebrated by North Carolina churches

There was a joyful reunion in a North Carolina airport late Wednesday night when a 14-year- old girl battling leukemia was in her mother's arms for the first time in months.


Commentary: Love Is Justice Embodied

According to Omid Safi, “love is justice embodied.


Young women find ‘family’ at Ohio church camp

For three college students from Puerto Rico, a stint as program staff at the UCC Ohio Conference’s Templed Hills Camp this summer was so much more than a job to make pocket money for the coming school year.