United Church of Christ

‘Fight the righteous fight from the heart,’ Sen. Warren urges UCC webinar audience

Speaking to a capacity crowd of 1,000 United Church of Christ webinar viewers July 9, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren recalled her days as a Sunday School teacher, asked people to pray for her and urged them to tell elected officials to back legislation to protect voters and essential pandemic workers.


Citing ‘religious liberty,’ Supreme Court allows employers to opt out of contraceptive coverage

UCC leadership expresses disappointment in Supreme Court ruling that gives employers with religious objections to birth control an option to decline to provide employees coverage for contraception.


Commentary: Beacons of Transformation and Renewal

I have been living a fascinating paradox.


Conference ministers pilot webinar panels on how local churches are adapting, innovating

Whether they are responding to COVID-19 or taking action against racism, this is a year of innovation for people across the United Church of Christ. Now the leaders of the UCC’s 36 Conferences are piloting a series of webinars to share what congregations are learning in this time of change.


Love thy neighbor: Food collection, distribution ministries pick up as pandemic surges

United Church of Christ congregations from coast to coast are finding ways to fill the gaps the coronavirus pandemic is creating in their communities. Many of those ministries revolve around food.

 


In this rare moment of social change, Valarie Kaur urges ‘revolutionary love’

“We are in the midst of a revolutionary moment that I never thought I would see in my lifetime,” activist Valarie Kaur told a United Church of Christ audience June 30. She said “intimate moments” of encounter among diverse people are what help lay the groundwork for the kind of anti-racist activism that is sweeping the world in 2020 – with white people acting not just as allies of the oppressed, but as “accomplices.”


Commentary: Fellow White People, Let’s Unpack This

Those who know me, know I love using the phrase, “Let’s unpack that.”


Opposing Israeli annexation, UCC and Disciples leaders amplify Palestinian ‘Cry for Hope’

Urging the United States to oppose “Israeli annexation of occupied Palestinian lands,” leaders of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) have encouraged church members to study and act on a new ecumenical “Cry for Hope” to "end the oppression of the Palestinian people.”


Longtime Conference Minister Kent Siladi named national UCC philanthropy director

An experienced Conference minister has been named to lead philanthropy ministries in the national setting of the United Church of Christ. The Rev. Kent Siladi will join the UCC’s Office of Philanthropy, Technology, Identity and Communication Sept. 1 as director of philanthropy.


As COVID cuts in-person voter activism, UCC ‘Our Faith, Our Vote’ goes digital

The COVID-19 pandemic is preventing the usual in-person voter registration, mobilization and education work that many churches do in a general election year. So the United Church of Christ’s Our Faith, Our Vote program is offering new ways to help people do that work online.