United Church of Christ

People of faith urged to heed Global Climate Strike

UCC Conferences, congregations and climate activists are urging all people of faith to participate in a Sept. 20 Global Climate Strike.


Religious consult after UN Climate Summit to plan faith group actions

Calling climate change an emergency, representatives of Christianity and other world religions will gather in New York City Sept. 24 to create an action plan for faith communities. Four United Church of Christ leaders will be there.


UCC National Staff shares love in a dozen different ways

In what has become an annual tradition, several teams of United Church of Christ national staff members fanned out across greater Cleveland on Wednesday, Sept. 11, to spend a sunny September day in service.


Refugees reach out to Ohio congressman as 2020 admissions expected to drop

Several refugees in Columbus had the opportunity to have a conversation about family reunification with an Ohio congressman, who came to meet with them and hear their stories at a local United Church of Christ.


'Just Peace' declarations help churches do something locally, globally

In a time of gun violence, immigration conflicts, a growing wealth gap and seemingly endless racism and war, some United Church of Christ congregations are finding that being a Just Peace Church is a good way to get organized and do something.


Climate crisis, youth strike call impels action across the UCC

The climate crisis is an emergency, and the world's youth are calling on all of us to start acting like it. On Friday, Sept. 20, three days before the United Nations convenes Climate Summit 2019 in New York,
the UCC will be following the lead of young people leading strikes for the love of creation in cities and towns across the planet.


Commentary: Not a Place for Guns

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil.” (Psalm 23:4, NASB)


UCC Disaster Ministries offers Hurricane Dorian response, info, advice

As Hurricane Dorian nears the southeastern United States with destruction in its wake in the Bahamas, the United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries team is offering information and advice to churches that want to help and to people who are bracing for the storm.


Ohio congregation's peaceful witness counters protests by Westboro Baptist Church

A United Church of Christ congregation in Columbus, Ohio, circled its pastor with love on Sunday morning to counter protests by representatives of the Westboro Baptist Church.


UCC has leadership roles in Cleveland immigration week

As part of Global Cleveland's 2019 Welcoming Week, the United Church of Christ will host an interfaith service in its downtown chapel Sept. 16, and the UCC General Minister and President will take part in a Sept. 18 forum at the City Club.