United Church of Christ

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.

Voices, actions throughout UCC call for strategies to end police violence

From Atlantic to Pacific, United Church of Christ congregations, clergy and Conference leaders have marched and spoken out in response to the Memorial Day killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. They have called for prayer and action – and for Americans to recognize the stubbornness of racism and police brutality.

General Synod 33 to be a virtual experience

For the first time ever, the United Church of Christ General Synod will gather virtually in 2021. The biennial gathering is moving entirely online next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The United Church of Christ Board made this historic decision this week after considering a number of factors.

Commentary: Adapting to the New Normal

Many of us were looking forward to the new year because it was to usher in a fresh start and new possibilities.

Clergy of color lead marches in Minnesota, accompanied by white colleagues

UCC clergy from the Twin Cities and across Minnesota took to the streets on Tuesday afternoon in a silent march and a prayful protest, first in Minneapolis and then in St. PaulThe action took hundreds to the block where George Floyd was killed in police custody.