United Church of Christ

Meeting virtually for 1st time, UCC Board gets update on pandemic responses

The United Church of Christ Board met via videoconference March 27 for the first time ever, addressing familiar business – General Synod preparations, strategic planning, financial forecasts – but also leaning into the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and a coordinated UCC response. 


GS 2021 theme and logo unveiled as UCC Board takes up Synod business

Meeting over the Internet on March 27, the United Church of Christ Board took up several matters related to the denomination’s General Synod, including a "behavioral covenant" for the exhibit hall, possible modifications to how resolutions are handled, and the 2021 theme and logo.


Wisconsin chaplain ordained virtually with service in two states

A Wisconsin hospital chaplain celebrated her ordination on Sunday, in a ceremony officiated in Maryland via Zoom. 


For blood drive, food pantry, Maine church members don masks, gloves

Wearing masks and gloves to protect against COVID-19, members of Second Congregational United Church of Christ went ahead with their regularly scheduled blood drive on Thursday, March 26, in Newcastle, Maine.


UCC pastor: The necessity of communion at this time

A Maryland pastor asks the question, “To to eat or not to eat?” This is his reflection on the necessity of communion in diaspora.


Stay Home, Stay Engaged

I was last in my office on March 13th, not only because the United Church of Christ national office building is closed and all staff are working from home, but also (and more importantly) because I developed a dry cough.


A Pastoral Letter in a Time of Pandemic

The leadership of the United Church of Christ, in a pastoral letter to congregations and clergy, lovingly encourages churches to suspend traditional ways of gathering for worship during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Two Cleveland churches still open over night for what state calls 'essential services'

Two Cleveland UCC congregations are among those that have suspended in-person worship but are still providing overnight shelter, food and a human touch for their homeless neighbors – services now deemed "essential" by the state of Ohio for this moment in the COVID-19 pandemic.


Virginia UCC joins indigenous community in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Members of a Virginia church community are reaching out to family and friends in their home country as they try to navigate the difficulties presented by the coronavirus pandemic.


A message from General Minister & President John C. Dorhauer

UCC General Minister and President John C. Dorhauer issues a letter to the wider church as much of the country shuts down in response  to the coronavirus pandemic.