United Church of Christ

Election Day 2020: Hope, love and ‘revolutionary patience’

As voters head to the polls on Election Day, United Church of Christ advocates are urging all Americans to remember that today marks the beginning of the democratic process that decides our next president – not the end.

 


Pandemic lends poignancy to churchwide All Saints service, held online

Dozens of names appeared, scrolling past the image of a burning candle. Dozens more poured in via the webinar platform Zoom. It was the central moment of the United Church of Christ’s All Saints worship service Nov. 1.


High school students choose lawn of ‘welcoming’ church for voter drive

When high school students in Oak Park, Ill., needed a visible place to encourage voting and recruit poll workers this fall, they thought of Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ.


General Synod website, newsletter sharing information about July’s virtual online gathering

The United Church of Christ General Synod Planning Team is inviting people across the wider church to bookmark the recently released GS 33 website to learn more about the denomination’s first online biennial gathering.


UCC leaders invite members, partners to election-eve ‘unity in hope’ service

National leaders of the United Church of Christ are inviting the denomination’s members and partners to join them in an online “Pre-Election Communion Service of Unity in Hope” at 7 p.m. EST Monday, Nov. 2, on the eve of a U.S. general election like none other.


Human Rights on the Ballot

With every day approaching November 3rd, it has felt increasingly true: this is a critical election and there will be tremendous implications from the results.


Adapting to pandemic among topics of youth, young adult ministry event Nov. 12-14

Reset for Renewal,” to be held online Nov. 12-14, is for ministers and lay people who lead any kind of ministry for youth or young adults.


Conference Ministers address racism, white supremacy and privilege in the church

The United Church of Christ Conference Ministers, in a letter to the denomination, pledge to address racism, white supremacy and privilege in the church through resources and conversation.


Church’s voter shuttle helps rural Mich. residents carry out ‘moral imperative’

The COVID-19 pandemic kept them from setting up voter-registration tables. So the people of Douglas Congregational United Church of Christ in rural western Michigan adjusted.


Equipping for a free, fair Election Day, UCC offers resources, webinars, worship

The United Church of Christ is equipping congregants for the election both practically and spiritually, offering resources, webinars and an all-church worship service leading up to Nov. 3.