United Church of Christ

Commentary: How do we Live in an Easter World When it Still Feels Like Lent?

How do we live in an Easter world when it still feels like Lent?


United Church of Christ Board nominations sought by Oct. 1 deadline

The Nominating Committee of the United Church of Christ General Synod is encouraging the best minds and creative souls throughout the wider church to bring their gifts to serve the denomination on the UCC Board of Directors.


Celebrating Easter in this Extraordinary Time

In his Holy Week message, United Church of Christ General Minister and President the Rev. John C. Dorhauer encourages all in the wider church to find joy in the risen Christ, despite social distancing.

 


California church hosts drive-in Palm Sunday service

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.


First UCC-wide online service draws prayers from everywhere

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.


National ministries add more resources to ‘Coronavirus and the Church’ site

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. 


National UCC Zoom call series kicks off with call to prayer Sunday, April 5

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.


Commentary: Lockdowns, Social Distancing and Working from Home: A View from the Underside

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.


UCC’s ‘Daily Briefing’ on COVID-19 provides facts to fight fear

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. 


'God-sent' gifts, volunteers fix hurricane-damaged home, thanks to One Great Hour of Sharing

"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.