United Church of Christ

UCC advocates laud Supreme Court decision protecting gay, transgender workers from job discrimination

The United Church of Christ is celebrating a landmark decision from the U.S. Supreme Court Monday, June 15, that protects gay and transgender workers from discrimination in the workplace.


UCC military chaplains address the Church in the wake of the use of force during protests

UCC military chaplains address a letter to the wider church in the wake of the use of force during protests.


UCC Officers: Racism is a pandemic that has plagued U.S. far too long

The National Officers of the United Church of Christ call out the racial and ethnic disparities, perpetuated by public policies, that we the people need to change.


Rev. Traci Blackmon condemns administration’s decision to remove LGBTQ health care protections

The Rev. Traci Blackmon condemns the Trump-Pence administration’s decision to remove nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people when it comes to health care and health insurance. “A government that refuses to protect all of us protects none of us.”


White clergy in NE Pennsylvania atone for racism, pledge to ‘tear it down’

A diverse group of religious leaders in Northeast Pennsylvania came together in Allentown Thursday, June 11, to tear racism down.


‘Stories, songs, solutions’ will highlight Poor People’s Campaign online event June 20

The speakers in a June 9 United Church of Christ webinar said they get that some Christians feel sad and frozen in the face of today’s police violence, coronavirus and other problems – but then offered them a way to turn those emotions into action. The Poor People's Campaign's planned mass assembly on Saturday, June 20, has moved online. People can register here.


Never Forget to Say Their Names

As George Floyd lay dying, pinned to asphalt by police, he could be heard calling for his mother whom we now know is deceased.


Juneteenth observances invite entire UCC to recall slavery’s end, commit to action

Ministries of the United Church of Christ are inviting members and friends of the denomination to take part on Friday, June 19, in virtual commemorations of the official end of slavery in the United States and to use the occasion to join a long-term antiracist movement.


President’s views, actions, arrival in Maine come under protest

A message of unity and love greeted President Trump on a trip to Maine on Friday, from peaceful protests at the airport to a service in Dover-Foxcroft, where members and friends of the United Church of Christ were, as one minister said, “praying and worshipping outdoors - with their Bibles open, not closed.”


Atlanta church consults its doctors about returning to in-person worship

Doctors and scientists who belong to Virginia-Highland Church in Atlanta are “not in a hurry to return to in-person worship” and have recommended masks and other coronavirus precautions when the congregation eventually reopens its building – including changes in seating, music, childcare, the offering, Communion, cleaning and more.