The churches and conference ministers of the United Church of Christ have a supportive new ally in the denomination's national offices. The Rev. Lee Albertson, former church pastor, conference committee chair, and acting conference minister, has been called to serve as Conference Minister Search Coordinator and CCM Support for the UCC.
Despite international banning of the slave trade in the 19th century, slave ships still ply the sea.
As part of the United Church of Christ's commitment to live into the call of being a multi-racial, multi-cultural church, the denomination plans to reevaluate how it selects recipients for New and Renewing church grants — in hopes of spreading some of those funds to a more diverse cross-section of the UCC's congregations.
The General Synod Nominating Committee is encouraging the best minds and creative souls throughout the wider United Church of Christ to bring their gifts to serve the denomination on the UCC Board of Directors.
A contingent of ministers from the UCC, part of an ecumenical group of faith leaders, is heading to the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation in North Dakota this week to stand in solidarity with the citizens of multiple Native American nations, landowners and environmentalists who have come together to protect the water and the land from the Dakota Access pipeline.
As a long-time advocate for the rights of immigrants, the United Church of Christ, which welcomes the stranger and advocates for social justice and human rights, is planning a big presence at the United States-Mexican border next month.
Church leaders in the United Kingdom join UCC voices calling on the Washington, D.C. team to change name and logo.
Recent news stories about two children of God send mixed messages.
As the United States reaches the goal of accepting 10,000 refugees for resettlement in 2016, a United Church of Christ leader notes that "the time for U.S. churches to be very involved in welcoming Syrian refugees is upon us."
A North Carolina church addresses racism as part of a weekly 12 step program, created by the developer of the God is Still Speaking campaign, that can be adapted for use by any congregation.