United Church of Christ

NYE attendees urged to skip haircuts for Locks of Love

There's one New Year's resolution that coordinators of the 2016 National Youth Event are suggesting to the young people and their chaperones who are planning to attend the National Youth Event this summer–skip your regular haircuts, grow your hair until the gathering, and donate on-site to Locks of Love.

UCC leaders applaud Obama's efforts to curb gun violence

After the announcement on Tuesday, Jan. 4, by President Barack Obama that his administration would implement several measures intended to curb gun violence, United Church of Christ leaders are applauding his effort to take action when Congress would not.

UCC scholarship and grant process begins January 1

Each year, the United Church of Christ’s Office of Philanthropy and Stewardship selects recipients for 29 different scholarships and grants available that help undergraduates, seminarians and social justice groups pay the cost of their education. 

Solidarity and friendship between Christians and Muslims at Christmas

UCC churches in Illinois and Missouri marked the celebration of the birth of Jesus by living into his commandment to love our neighbor.

UCC minister chosen N.Y. Times 'New Yorker of the Year'

What a birthday present! A UCC minister in Brooklyn has been named The New York Times 2015 "New Yorker of the Year." Chosen by the readers, the Rev. Ann Kansfield won the inaugural award by a landslide.

Chicago seminary offers a visible statement of solidarity with Muslim sisters

Prompted by the current climate of bigotry directed toward Muslims in America, members of the Chicago Theological Seminary community are inviting Christian women around the country to "live into a Christ-like Christmas" and stand in solidarity with their Muslim neighbors by wearing a hijab for the remainder of Advent as a visible sign of support.

Maryland church to host Advent concert honoring slain South Carolina pastor

To honor the pastor of a historic black church in Charleston, S.C., killed in a June shooting, the Festival Chorus at Westmoreland United Church of Christ in Bethesda, Md., is hosting an Advent fundraiser in his name.

Missouri Mid South calls Ginny Brown Daniel as conference minister

On her first day after beginning her call as conference minister of the Missouri Mid-South Conference, the Rev. Geneva "Ginny" Brown Daniel visited three churches in Memphis, Tenn. Brown Daniel wanted to "hit the ground running" by visiting different ministers and congregations in the conference, believing that was the best way to get to know the area.

Resolving to be bold in 2016, UCC leadership plans to amplify public witness of core mission

The United Church of Christ national leadership, in partnership with several UCC conferences, will be amplifying the denomination's bold public voice in 2016 around a dozen issues central to the church’s core mission.

Christmas Fund Offering helps those who ministered to you

Provide assistance at Christmas to UCC clergy and lay employees who, after years of service to others, now find themselves facing unexpected needs. Take a minute, change a life through the Christmas Fund.