United Church of Christ

Asheville church re-imagines community on its property

A village of micro homes is going up on the property of a planted United Church of Christ congregation in Asheville, N.C., part of a collaborative effort to share resources with those who share the same values.


Community refugee support sways vote of North Dakota county poised to refuse resettlement

People of faith in Bismarck, N.D., convinced their local county commissioners this week that welcoming refugees to their community is right thing to do. Area religious leaders have long been building relationships with their resettled neighbors and with each other.


UCC celebrates Giving Tuesday generosity, maps next medical debt buys

On Giving Tuesday, hundreds of individuals across the life of the wider United Church of Christ joined the denomination’s campaign to forgive medical debt in low income areas across the country. More than $73,000 in gifts were recorded on Dec. 3, far surpassing the UCC’s Giving Tuesday goal of $50,000.


Church World Service to grow UCC/DOC/Brethren Disaster Recovery Support Initiative

A pilot program to help communities launch long-term recovery following disasters is growing ecumenically.


Clarence 'Clip' Higgins, former Conference Minister in Nebraska, dies at 90

The Rev. Clarence "Clip" Higgins, who led the Nebraska Conference of the United Church of Christ from 1986 to 1994, died Nov. 25 in Lincoln, Neb. He was 90.


U.S. detention, asylum policies heighten need for local church help

First Congregational Church, UCC, has a reputation around Old Lyme, Conn., for helping immigrants. It even got national attention in 2018, when The New Yorker magazine profiled a Pakistani family living in protective sanctuary at the church. Now helping a young asylum seeker from Honduras, it's an example of the increasing demand on local churches as the U.S. detains immigrants in more and more regions.


UCC leaders join Fonda to decry profits from climate breakdown, migrant detention

Religious leaders, including two speakers from the United Church of Christ, joined actor Jane Fonda on the streets of the nation’s capital Friday, Dec. 6, to demand that financial institutions stop profiting from two related crises: climate and immigration.


Commentary: Waiting for the Bloom

Last year for Christmas, my parents got an amaryllis plant.


The simple act of choosing love

In his Christmas Message, United Church of Christ General Minister and President the Rev. John C. Dorhauer invites the wider church to ground our spirits in God’s love.


Giving Tuesday campaign to abolish medical debt also has justice component

The United Church of Christ is committed to using gifts from Giving Tuesday, Dec. 3, to forgive medical debt for thousands of families in low-income areas around the country. The church is just as committed to advocating for health care reform, so that every American has access to affordable and inclusive medical treatment.