United Church of Christ

National ONA Coalition gathers strength, celebrates successes

The ONA Coalition's National Open and Affirming Gathering met June 27-29 at First and St. Stephen UCC in Baltimore. This yearly gathering draws ONA church members and LGBTQ activists throughout the country to celebrate successes and to plan for the future of the Coalition.


The 10 things at General Synod 31 you won't want to miss

The 31st General Synod is finally here, and the five-day gathering is sure to be filled with memorable on-stage moments, inspiring statements from keynote speakers and preachers, and opportunities to catch up with colleagues and friends.


Central Atlantic Conference brings city, faith leaders together to discuss systemic racism in Baltimore

Two years after Freddie Gray died while in the custody of Baltimore police officers, United Church of Christ General Synod participants gathered with local leaders and activists to learn about the circumstances that led to the young African American’s death and consider how the city could unite going forward by confronting systemic racism.


UCC leaders speak out for affordable health care for all during interfaith vigil at U.S. Capitol

Leaders, clergy and members of the United Church of Christ shared personal stories and drew parallels to Scripture Thursday during a 23-hour prayer vigil at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., as Senate Republicans continued drafting a law to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.


Greensboro N.C. church offers sanctuary to mother who could not leave her sons

A North Carolina mother, deciding she could not leave her three sons, has gone into sanctuary in a Greensboro UCC church instead of boarding a bus back to Mexico.


Commentary: Declaring a State of Moral Emergency: Taking the Pulse

We are a multifaceted people.


Synod resolution looks to welcome abuse and neglect survivors from shadows

A proposed resolution to the United Church of Christ General Synod will seek to put the plight of adult survivors of child abuse and neglect under a national spotlight, in hopes of creating more awareness, conversation and welcome in the church's congregations.


UCC advocates stand with the vulnerable as Senate regroups on healthcare reform

Senate Republican leaders, sensing they lack the support to repeal the Affordable Care Act, put a halt on a planned vote on the GOP replacement bill until after the Fourth of July holiday. Advocates of the United Church of Christ, while cheered by Tuesday’s action, continue to speak out in support of those who stand to lose the most in this healthcare debate


UCC leaders see Supreme Court decision as a 'step backward for religious freedom in the U.S.'

A Supreme Court decision over a church playground could have far-reaching implications in the religious freedom of all people, and in the separation of church and state.


Supreme Court blocks some access to U.S., will hear cases on Trump travel ban, LGBT discrimination

In the final days before concluding business for the summer, the U.S. Supreme Court outraged leaders of the United Church of Christ leaders who have consistently voiced their support and welcome for refugees to the United States, and for same-sex couples who are entitled to equal rights and protections from public discrimination.