United Church of Christ

Connecticut church supports teen’s dental-supplies drive for Hondurans

An enterprising young lady in Westport, Conn., has enlisted the help of her church in her effort to assist children and adults in Honduras with dental care. Lindsey Baldwin is running a toothbrush and oral care products drive so she can personally deliver them to villagers during a mission trip in February.


20 clergy, lay members named to start years of work on UCC Manual on Church

United Church of Christ clergy and lay members from diverse traditions and backgrounds, plus two ecumenical partners, have been named to gather in March 2020 to start years of work on writing a UCC Manual on Church.


Commentary: Legislating Injustice

In the Refugee Quiz that I share with churches, one of my favorite questions is, “Under which President were the most refugees resettled to the U.S.?”


In 'Shark Tank'-like challenge, UCC supports community-minded Wisconsin entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs came to First Congregational United Church of Christ in Janesville, Wis., and found soil for their seeds of community hope on Saturday, Oct. 19, during a Love Your Neighbor Social Innovation Challenge – something its local, Conference and national organizers hope will spread throughout the UCC.


UCC forgives millions in debt in Chicago, announces national effort

Almost 6,000 families on the South Side of Chicago have had their medical debt forgiven through a collaborative effort of local, Conference and national bodies of the United Church of Christ and other partners. Through church donations, $5.3 million in medical debt has been abolished.


Lutheran credit union now offers accounts, services to UCC members

If you belong to the United Church of Christ, you can now apply for membership in a credit union, thanks to an ecumenical partner denomination.


Media justice honorees stress importance of 'remembering our stories'

Three media justice advocates stressed the importance of retelling stories—and telling them accurately—at the 37th Annual Everett C. Parker Ethics in Telecommunications Lecture and Awards Breakfast Oct. 17 at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Washington, D.C. The event is sponsored by the UCC's national media justice ministry, the Office of Communication, Inc.


Commentary: In Leadership and Life, Trust Matters

During the past weeks, as I have watched the leaves turn to vibrant shades of red, yellow, orange outside my window, I am filled with joy as if kissed by the glory of the universe.


18 faith and human rights leaders arrested at Capitol protesting low refugee resettlement

Wearing black to show solidarity with refugees, hundreds showed up outside the United States Capitol on Tuesday, Oct. 15, to protest the historically low cap on resettlement proposed for 2020, one that many believe could virtually end refugee resettlement in the U.S. More than a dozen people were taken into custody by Capitol Police.


As war in Syria escalates, UCC partners describe danger, express dismay at U.S. withdrawal

As war in Syria escalates, United Church of Christ partners are expressing concern for people and churches caught in the crossfire, and dismay at the floodgate of violence opened by a sudden U.S. military withdrawal.