A small congregation in California came together as one community on Palm Sunday in a drive-in service that began and concluded in the church parking lot — after members caravanned through town to mark Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem.
Prayers were shared from many time zones April 5 during the first-ever online service for the whole United Church of Christ. Live music invited reflection during transitions. And dozens of written prayer requests poured in, carrying the emotional weight of a Palm/Passion Sunday in a season of COVID-19.
The national ministries of the United Church of Christ are assembling a number of new resources and informational updates for local congregations as the coronavirus pandemic continues to keep most of the country in “Safe at Home” mode.
The whole United Church of Christ is invited to a twice-weekly series of gatherings for inspiration and learning via video conference, starting with a Call to Prayer at 6 p.m. EDT Sunday, April 5.
In just over two months, coronavirus has turned the world upside down, forcing us to accept many unsettling realities and to deviate from familiar paths and pursuits.
The UCC is producing a daily briefing on COVID-19 that simplifies the factual data and shares the latest information about the virus. Barbara Baylor is the “point person” behind the effort.
"If it wasn't for God and you people, I wouldn’t be in my house tonight," Josephine Henry told volunteers who helped restore her hurricane-damaged home in Wilmington, N.C., with support from One Great Hour of Sharing.
A 16-year-old girl showed a deep love of her less privileged neighbors in Honduras, spending months collecting dental products around her Westport, Conn., community and delivering them to children and adults during a medical assistance trip with her grandfather.
The United Church of Christ Board Chair issues a report about the governing body’s first full board meeting via Zoom, due to COVID19.