When a young man died of an opioid overdose this summer, the harm reduction movement in the United Church of Christ helped his parents cope with their unimaginable grief and share hope with their son's community.
A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of travelling with UCC National staff colleagues to the Wild Goose Festival in Hot Springs, North Carolina.
Churches and others will join the National Park Service in ringing bells at 3 p.m. EDT Sunday, Aug. 25, to mark 400 years since the first recorded arrival of enslaved Africans in English-occupied North America.
A diverse group of religious leaders in Birmingham, Ala., have forged a commitment to sanctuary for their migrant neighbors, proclaimed their stand publicly and are planning a practical response to possible Immigration and Custom Enforcement action.
The folks at Community Congregational United Church of Christ in Amherst, Ohio, weren't sure their sanctuary, built in 1843, could ever accommodate people with physical disabilities. Now the changes they’ve made to their New England-style building have won a national UCC award.
Members of a Tennessee congregation have made a commitment to their migrant neighbors and each other – to come together in prayer and in a visible witness, every Monday, until something changes in the conditions at the border.
Three brothers raised in a UCC parsonage in the North St. Louis area more than 60 years ago spent the night in their former home on Friday, August 16. The house, dedicated this weekend as a bed-and-breakfast, is the latest building on the former St. James UCC campus repurposed by a local non-profit assisting neighborhood youth.
By the carload and vanload, United Church of Christ members and friends regularly make one-hour trips from Claremont, Calif., to befriend detainees at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement center in the desert town of Adelanto. Thanks in part to a UCC Neighbors in Need grant, they connect the immigrants with legal counsel, accompaniment to hearings, release bonds, and, just as important, hope.