United Church of Christ

Seattle UCC Good Friday service to lift up trans, non-gender conforming lives

A Seattle-based congregation will lift up transgender and non-gender conforming persons at a Good Friday service, seeking to share the message that church can be a welcoming space.


Virginia church, target of hate crime, reaffirms ministry to build a just world for all

A hate crime during Holy Week has only strengthened the resolve of a UCC congregation in Virginia to 'be the church' open to all, a place of welcome that proclaims love of neighbor.


Dorhauer listening tour links commitment to Just World for All and Three Great Loves

How are UCC churches living into the commitment to work for a Just World for All? That's the central question General Minister and President John Dorhauer is now gathering responses to, during a 'Listening Tour' in anticipation of General Synod in late June.


UCC leaders grieve for victims of Palm Sunday attacks in Egypt

A pair of deadly attacks in Northern Egypt, just hours apart, have shaken Egypt's Christian community as it marked the beginning of Holy Week. The United Church of Christ is strongly condemning the violent acts of terrorism on April 16.


Chicago new church start attracts national attention before first worship service

A brand new church in the Chicago neighborhood of Rogers Park has not yet celebrated its first weekly worship service, but it is already attracting a lot of people and attention.


As support for sanctuary movement grows in UCC, questions arise

The United Church of Christ is seeing a growing interest among congregations in learning more about the sanctuary movement. Just ask UCC General Counsel Heather Kimmel. Since the presidential election, she’s been answering a lot of questions about it.


Commentary: Accessible and Affordable Healthcare: It's a Moral Imperative

Jesus wept. Jesus also healed.


UCC among 100 religious groups supporting limits to church political activity

Partisan politics have no place in the pulpit. And the United Church of Christ, along with nearly 100 other religious organizations, wants to keep it that way by urging Congress to preserve the "Johnson Amendment" limiting churches' political activities.


UCC backs effort in Ohio to ban discrimination at work, housing or in public

The United Church of Christ national office is joining other Ohio corporations and businesses in a coalition working to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in the state where the church is headquartered.


Central Atlantic Conference rolls out welcome mat with General Synod special events

The Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ is planning to welcome the wider church to General Synod 31 like never before. The conference is offering six special events that take place before or after General Synod 2017 in Baltimore June 30 through July 4, as a way to introduce people to all that the Maryland area has to offer.