United Church of Christ

Global Ministries reaches out, offers prayers for partners, UCC mission workers in Beirut

The executives of Global Ministries, the common overseas ministry of the UCC and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) are reaching out to several mission partners in Lebanon after two colossal explosions rocked the city of Beirut on Tuesday.

Treading Water

In advanced swimming lessons and in lifeguard training, many years ago, treading water was my favorite part of the final tests.

Energizing online discussion outlines role of the church in the democratic process

A spirited dialogue about voting rights, the erosion of the democratic process, and the importance of the census fueled an informative UCC webinar on Aug. 4. The conversation aimed to discern how people of faith can ensure that the votes of all Americans are counted in this year’s election process.

UCC pandemic grant, through Conference, aids hard-hit Marshallese congregations in Arkansas

A $10,000 pandemic relief grant from the United Church of Christ will soon be providing financial assistance to the Marshallese community in Northwest Arkansas. The funds, sent to the Missouri Mid-South Conference, will help hundreds of households in two churches with rent, food and medical bills.

UCC National Staff will continue to work from home until 2021

The national staff of the United Church of Christ, working virtually since March 20th because of the coronavirus pandemic, will continue to be deployed at home until 2021.

Northern California Nevada Conference rolls out anti-racism resources

More than a dozen faith leaders in the Northern California Nevada Conference gathered online in early July, coming together to address issues of racism, to plan actions and identify resources that churches can use in authentic ways. The “Pray Their Names’ art installation was one of those ideas.

Housing Matters

Earlier this month, in the middle of a pandemic, I found myself preparing to move into a new apartment with my partner.

A tribute to Congressman John Robert Lewis 

We honor the life and leadership of Rep. John R. Lewis, Freedom Fighter, Civil Rights Leader, Disciple of Jesus Christ. February 21, 1940 – July 17, 2020. 

Let Black people — and others — breathe, say UCC youth in virtual gathering

Saying the names of Black people slain by police and vigilantes, more than 100 United Church of Christ youth, young adults and youth ministers began a conversation online July 28 about how to dismantle racism.

Pennsylvania churches collaborate on community mission trip

Hundreds of church volunteers converged on almost two dozen worksites in southeast Pennsylvania last week, helping homeowners as part of Mission Trip Birdsboro.