United Church of Christ

Killings prompt online youth rallies July 28 and 30 to galvanize anti-racist action

In a summer when violence against Black people is commanding the nation’s attention, United Church of Christ young people have been asking to talk about racism and get organized to fight it. In response, UCC Justice and Local Church Ministries will host two virtual rallies to develop UCC youth and young adult anti-racist strategies.


California church caring for, feeding newcomers aided by disaster relief grant

Migrant mothers volunteer daily at a California church to prepare hot meals that provide nourishment and a taste of home to many of their neighbors, aided by a grant from UCC Disaster Ministries.

 


House speaker calls ‘Poor People’s Jubilee Platform’ a ‘wonderful guide’

The leader of the U.S. House of Representatives dropped in on a meeting of poor people Thursday, July 16, and said their legislative and policy ideas were on the right track.


CHHSM releases video on historic “If It Weren’t for the Women” panel discussion

The UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries has released a 45-minute video featuring women justice leaders exploring how they were shaped and supported in their emergence as leaders in response to racism, sexism, and heterosexism.


To a hip hop beat, virtual NYE will immerse youth in immigration, encourage creativity

Already launched with videos urging young people to unleash their creativity as a force for good, the United Church of Christ’s first-ever online National Youth Event will culminate July 25 and 26 with an interactive service project, workshops and worship.


NYE videos urge young people to seize those ‘moments when something grabs you’

If there’s a common message to young people in a pair of videos posted at the United Church of Christ’s National Youth Event web page, it’s this: You may face struggles, but don’t be afraid to “follow your passion” for good in the world. And don’t be afraid to start now.


Bringing Life Back to Dry Bones

Scripture’s Ezekiel 37 provides a welcomed challenge amid this COVID crisis.


New process in place as Oct. deadline nears for submitting 2021 General Synod resolutions

There’s new information out today for members of the wider church hoping to bring resolutions before the General Synod next summer. The United Church of Christ Board has adopted a number of changes in the General Synod resolutions process. 


Team name-change announcements elicit cautious hope from UCC activists

This week, after years of activism, local and national United Church of Christ leaders are watching developments in the world of sports that could become major steps toward ending the "negative stereotyping" of Indigenous people.


Cleveland congregation’s $100 bills create a ripple effect during coronavirus

What would you do if your pastor handed you $100 and told you to give it away any way you choose? Churchgoers in Cleveland had to wrestle with that decision, complicated by the coronavirus.