United Church of Christ

Report to the church from the United Church of Christ Board, October 2020

The United Church of Christ Board gives a report to the church on its Oct. 3-4 meeting.


Celebrate Pastor Appreciation Sunday

Leaders of the UCC’s Ministerial Excellence, Support and Authorization (MESA) Ministry Team urge congregations to show extra appreciation for pastors during these unprecedented times. 


UCC officers offer prayers for president, family and staff after coronavirus diagnosis

The United Church of Christ National Officers offer a prayer for the president, his family and staff after their coronavirus diagnosis. 


By the People


For Palestine’s sake, pass up Pillsbury products, UCC advocates urge

United Church of Christ advocates for partners in Palestine, who object to illegal Israeli settlements there, are calling for a boycott of Pillsbury. The company has a manufacturing plant in occupied East Jerusalem. 


Deadline extended to Oct. 31 for nominees for Synod moderator, assistant moderator

People who want to submit nominations for moderator and assistant moderator of the General Synod of the United Church of Christ now have an added month to do so.


Sacred Ally Quilts visibly underscore anti-racism work in New Hampshire

Nine United Church of Christ congregations in New Hampshire collaborated to create a project to “prove that racism is not the only reality.” Through a series of quilts that display the last words of George Floyd, they offer a graphic reminder of the need for racial justice.


General Synod 2021 working group creating first virtual experience for July 11-18

How will the United Church of Christ National Setting program a virtual General Synod with moving worship, interesting workshops, educational intensives, church business, youth programming and service projects? There are working groups for that.  


Goodwin elected first Executive Conference Minister in UCC Southern New England Conference

The Rev. Darrell Goodwin - an LGBTQ African-American UCC pastor with experience in a variety of church settings - was elected as the new Southern New England Conference's first Executive Conference Minister by an overwhelming margin on Sept. 26.


Eight local churches using national UCC grants to register, encourage voters

As the Nov. 3 general election approaches, eight United Church of Christ congregations are using funding from “Our Faith, Our Vote” grants to register and encourage voters and provide them with nonpartisan information on important issues.