United Church of Christ

'Be the Church' planning and assessment guide built to support mission, vitality

Building your congregation's mission around ways to "Be the Church" just got easier in the United Church of Christ with a new planning and assessment guide.

Pacific School of Religion seminarians get up-close look at putting faith in action

Classes may have concluded for the semester at Pacific School of Religion, but applying knowledge is far from over for more than a dozen seminarians and recent graduates, now in Washington, D.C., learning how to put their faith in action.

'One Faith, One Lord, One Baptism' to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Three congregations in Massachusetts are joining together to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with worship, a service project and a concert.

Global Ministries delegation provides presence and support for peace process in Colombia

Accompaniment in Colombia for peace.

Commentary: Sanctuary Rising: Lifting up hope in times of fear and hate

Every day we face a new story of a family being separated and children torn from their parent.

As Wendy's defies joining Fair Food Program, General Synod to consider boycott for farmworker justice

Wendy's acquiesced to a teenager's request for a year of free chicken nuggets. But the fast-food chain won't pay an extra cent per pound of tomatoes to support low-wage farm workers.

A clergy network facilitated safe abortions years before Roe v. Wade

A network of clergy acted out of faith 50 years ago this month to help connect women seeking an abortion with doctors who could safely provide them. In celebrating the formation of the Clergy Consultation Service in New York City, there was something obvious to those who were part of the network — 50 years later, their work still isn't complete.

DMV Sanctuary group works for release of mother of two detained by ICE in Virginia 

Several UCC congregations, part of a coalition of churches in the Washington, D.C., area, come together for a just world for all.

CHHSM Vice President J. Bennett Guess Leaving to Become ACLU of Ohio Executive Director

The Rev. J. Bennett Guess, Vice President of the United Church of Christ’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries, is leaving to become the Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio.

Faith community speaks out as FCC begins rollback of open internet rules

The Federal Communications Commission is beginning to roll back the internet neutrality rules that regulate Internet service providers, and the faith community is pushing back. The rules provide strict oversight of internet provider companies — something that United Church of Christ advocates on the issue say is necessary to ensure equal access to the internet.