United Church of Christ

New Hampshire UCC seeks to support Syrian refugees through races

Tucked away in the southeast corner of New Hampshire, Community Church of Durham has been putting its shoulders behind the effort to help Syrian refugees who've come to the United States for safety. The United Church of Christ congregation is ramping up efforts ahead of the UCC's One Great Hour of Sharing mission offering, looking to raise money that supports local athletes at home — while supporting a critical humanitarian cause abroad.


UCC Board selects new chair and vice-chair, sets Synod resolutions

To guide the board for the next two years, the board selected Frank Bolden to serve as the incoming chair, and the Rev. Alice Hunt as the incoming vice-chair.


Task force identifies future priorities for UCC focus

After exploring what a relevant and thriving United Church of Christ would look like in 10 years, a UCC Board-charged task force now has a clear picture of the issues that matter to members of the denomination. A survey of 4,000 constituents of the church reveals that they are like-minded about what the UCC's top issues are, and what they should be going forward.


Missouri church to share ideas to build stronger relationships across generations

Each week during the school year, about 80 people from St. Johns United Church of Christ gather for LOGOS, where all ages learn about, experience, and practice the art of Christian relationships, putting their faith into action and strengthening their discipleship.


Welcoming immigrants 'the Christian thing to do' in Santa Fe

A UCC congregation in Santa Fe is working for a just world for all, advocating for and assisting immigrants and refugees, and collaborating with others in community.


UCC advocates join Native Americans in D.C. march against Dakota Access Pipeline

UCC members make up the largest faith contingent joining the First Nations march from the Army Corps of Engineers offices to the White House.


Rev. Traci Blackmon nominated to continue leading UCC's justice work as executive minister

The UCC Board of Directors unanimously voted March 9 to nominate the Rev. Traci Blackmon to lead Justice and Witness Ministries, a ministry that she has guided for 14 months as its interim executive.


Commentary: In Search of a Moral Health Care System

We are a country whose citizens pledge "liberty and justice for all" and whose government is to be organized so as to "promote the common welfare".


Reflecting on Japanese internment, Honolulu UCC pledges solidarity with Muslim, Hispanic communities

To lament the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 that interned people and families of Japanese ancestry, a Hawaii congregation of the United Church of Christ is speaking out against the ongoing rhetoric directed at Muslim and Hispanic immigrants.


California UCC to boost sanctuary movement in San Mateo

Called to protect and stand with immigrants facing detention and deportation, a California congregation of the United Church of Christ has opened its doors, ready to offer sanctuary to vulnerable neighbors in the San Mateo community.