Christ the King UCC in Florissant, Mo., is setting up as a St. Louis area distribution center for masks, gloves and hand sanitizer to get the PPE into the hands of people in the community who need it.
United Church of Christ congregations needing help with cash flow during the COVID-19 pandemic now have an added place to apply for loans, thanks to a cooperative effort by national ministries and participating Conferences.
An Ohio congregation creates a visual memorial honoring Ohio lives lost to COVID-19, planting hundreds of white flags on the church lawn.
The COVID-19 pandemic hasn't stopped three new full-time and two new part-time employees from starting work in the national ministries of the United Church of Christ – even though it will be weeks before they can meet most of their colleagues in person.
For decades, the United States has normalized the brutal and dehumanizing treatment of incarcerated people – from making solitary confinement commonplace (a practice detrimental physiologically as well as mentally and emotionally), to charging exorbitant amounts for phone calls to maintain contact with loved ones, to normalizing the crisis of rampant sexual assault.
On the National Day of Prayer, the United Church of Christ is releasing 46 original prayers written by people of many faiths, in a multitude of voices. Religious scholars, deployed military, social activists, educators, authors, poets, a politician and a migrant living in sanctuary have authored appeals that touch on the need for the divine in this time of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The UCC Board of Directors is beginning the renomination process for the Rev. Traci Blackmon as Associate General Minister, and is inviting members of the wider church to offer comments on her leadership.
Members of a Colorado congregation worshipping virtually for the last eight weeks took the opportunity to “be the church” in the parking lot on Sunday morning, hosting a drive-in food collection drive to support a ministry partner in Colorado Springs.
The United Church of Christ is honoring May 7, the day designated by Congress as a national day of prayer, as a day of healing, hope and lament — and reaching out to ecumenical and interfaith partners to join them.
Kent United Church of Christ is a short walk from where 13 students lay on May 4, 1970, struck down by National Guard bullets. The church played key roles as the entire community of Kent, Ohio, grieved after the shootings. Today, its members are among those tending to memories of a violent event that shocked the world.