United Church of Christ

'Classic' Cuban redevelopment in evidence in Havana

Cubans are experts in enhancing "classics" — they do a great job keeping vintage American cars on the road, they've performed miracles restoring the Spanish colonial architecture in Old Havana, and they take extra care of their senior citizens, at least in one local neighborhood.

Four youth speakers will help NYE 'Believe' this summer

Four amazing youth speakers — all ages 15 or younger — will bring energy and excitement for their peers at this summer’s National Youth Event, helping reveal what faith, justice, leadership and service look like. 

UCC Cuba Study Seminar shares worship and conversation with a Cuban revolutionary faith leader

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.

Having faith in what will be: a tale of two churches becoming one

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.

No Matter Who You Are

Words we live by in the United Church of Christ - accepted for who we are and where we are on life's journey.

Change comes to Cuba

The changes coming to Cuba are becoming very evident to participants traveling the island this week with the UCC Cuba Study Seminar.

Dorhauer April installation going coast to coast in series of worship services

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.

New project to help connect and resource refugee-welcoming UCC congregations

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.

UCC, Disciples partner to bring clean water, justice to Flint, Mich.

As the potable water crisis in Flint, Mich., deepens, two Christian denominations are partnering to provide solutions.

Why I Protest

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.