Members of the UCC Cuba Study Seminar were invited to worship Sunday, Jan. 24, with some long-time friends in Cuba. The congregation of the Iglesias Bautista Ebenezer church and Martin Luther King Center in Mariano, one of Havana's 15 districts, welcomed the group as family at the noon service. It's no wonder, since the church and its MLK community center have been a stop on the UCC study tour since its founder, the late Rev. Ted Braun, became compadres with the church's founding pastor, the Rev. Raul Suarez.
Local church closings can be a time of sadness, with a keen sense of loss and endings. But thanks to an insistence on being spirit led, two 113-year-old local UCC congregations’ journey together blossomed into one church’s legacy living on in multiple ways, and two church families thriving as one.
Words we live by in the United Church of Christ - accepted for who we are and where we are on life's journey.
The changes coming to Cuba are becoming very evident to participants traveling the island this week with the UCC Cuba Study Seminar.
The Rev. John C. Dorhauer will be formally installed as the ninth general minister and president of the United Church of Christ in April, in a weekend of worship services in New York, Chicago and Seattle, underscoring his pledge to forge a greater connection between the UCC national offices and the local churches.
The United Church of Christ is looking to turn to a fresh page by finding ways to offer more support for refugee-welcoming congregations across the wider church.
As the potable water crisis in Flint, Mich., deepens, two Christian denominations are partnering to provide solutions.
The deaths of young African Americans at the hands of police have escalated the conversation about racial discrimination in this country. The Rev. Traci Blackmon, acting executive minister of UCC Justice and Witness Ministries, noted civil rights leader, gifted preacher, pastor and teacher, delivers an extremely powerful message in this call for justice for all the children of God.
UCC leaders support Episcopal Church in solidarity, prayer, love after censure by Anglican Communion
In response to a vote by the Anglican Communion, suspending the Episcopal Church from voting and decision-making for a period of three years, the national leaders of the United Church of Christ released a statement of support for the American denomination.
The deaths of young African Americans at the hands of police have escalated the conversation about racial discrimination in this country. The voice of the United Church of Christ, which has been prominent in the conversation, is about to get louder. Plan to be part of first multimedia campaign of 2016 tied to the church’s core mission.