United Church of Christ

Commentary: The President's Deeply Flawed Budget Request

President Trump recently sent to Congress his requests for the 2018 federal budget.


Local Church Ministries launches revised church grant process

After an extensive collaboration with key leaders across the United Church of Christ to examine how faith communities are formed and planted, the denomination is ready to begin funding ministries that align with its vision of creating a just world for all.


Two General Synod resolutions take aim at economic inequality

The U.S. economy has essentially recovered from the recession of a decade ago, but not everyone in the country has enjoyed similar levels of prosperity. Two resolutions to the 31st General Synod of the United Church of Christ will address that issue by calling for steps aimed at creating a just economy with living wages.


'Be the Church' planning and assessment guide built to support mission, vitality

Building your congregation's mission around ways to "Be the Church" just got easier in the United Church of Christ with a new planning and assessment guide.


Pacific School of Religion seminarians get up-close look at putting faith in action

Classes may have concluded for the semester at Pacific School of Religion, but applying knowledge is far from over for more than a dozen seminarians and recent graduates, now in Washington, D.C., learning how to put their faith in action.


'One Faith, One Lord, One Baptism' to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Three congregations in Massachusetts are joining together to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with worship, a service project and a concert.


Global Ministries delegation provides presence and support for peace process in Colombia

Accompaniment in Colombia for peace.


Commentary: Sanctuary Rising: Lifting up hope in times of fear and hate

Every day we face a new story of a family being separated and children torn from their parent.


As Wendy's defies joining Fair Food Program, General Synod to consider boycott for farmworker justice

Wendy's acquiesced to a teenager's request for a year of free chicken nuggets. But the fast-food chain won't pay an extra cent per pound of tomatoes to support low-wage farm workers.


A clergy network facilitated safe abortions years before Roe v. Wade

A network of clergy acted out of faith 50 years ago this month to help connect women seeking an abortion with doctors who could safely provide them. In celebrating the formation of the Clergy Consultation Service in New York City, there was something obvious to those who were part of the network — 50 years later, their work still isn't complete.