United Church of Christ

Conference Ministers urge caution, prayer as churches create processes to discern when to reopen

Leaders of the UCC's regional bodies -- its Conferences -- have begun releasing recommendations to local churches about eventually reopening, as states around the country phase in a return to activities shuttered by the novel coronavirus.

National Youth Event, postponed until 2022, now offering interactive digital experiences

Like so many other events in the Year of the Coronavirus, the in-person version of the UCC's 2020 National Youth Event has been postponed. But youth and young adults can still take advantage of online opportunities, starting now.

Arizona church partners with community organizing group to offer aid to undocumented neighbors

Despite the challenges of online worship and ministry during social distancing, a UCC church in Flagstaff, Ariz., is working with community partners to make life a little easier for their undocumented neighbors who are ineligible for federal assistance during this COVID-19 pandemic. 

Calming Presence in Uncertain Times

Like others across the U.S. who have been struggling to make sense of the Covid-19 pandemic, I admit that I have been challenged in trying to provide best leadership practices to my staff from which they might draw strength and support.

Rhode Island church to refrain from in-person worship for at least a year due to COVID-19

A United Church of Christ congregation in Rumford, R.I., has decided not to gather in-person as a faith community, at least for the next year, because of COVID-19.

Who's Latinx? New UCC podcast explores race, culture, faith, LGBTQ+ life, much more

A new UCC podcast, "Encuentros Latinxs," features stories of spirituality, culture and identity from Latinx perspectives, with an LGBTQ+ focus.

Strengthen the Church grants create a faith home for seekers in Texas, California communities

Two United Church of Christ congregations in two very different communities have something in common: each is a faith home to people who thought they'd never find one again. And both are offering an extravagant welcome made possible by one of the UCC's Special Mission Offerings.

Blackmon’s church setting up as a PPE distribution center in St. Louis

Christ the King UCC in Florissant, Mo., is setting up as a St. Louis area distribution center for masks, gloves and hand sanitizer to get the PPE into the hands of people in the community who need it.

UCC ministries collaborate to offer pandemic relief loans to churches

United Church of Christ congregations needing help with cash flow during the COVID-19 pandemic now have an added place to apply for loans, thanks to a cooperative effort by national ministries and participating Conferences. 

COVID-19 memorial honors Ohio lives lost and supports local community

An Ohio congregation creates a visual memorial honoring Ohio lives lost to COVID-19, planting hundreds of white flags on the church lawn.