United Church of Christ

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.

United Church Funds names new director of socially responsible investing

United Church Funds has named Matthew J. Illian as the new director of its socially responsible investing work.

Celebrating the ADA, UCC leaders commit anew toward greater accessibility

United Church of Christ leaders and organizations join together to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and commit to work toward greater accessibility for all. 

Collaborating against racism, Northern California churches ‘Pray Their Names’

The United Church of Christ community in the San Francisco Bay Area is sharing a compelling, tangible reminder of the Black lives lost to violence at the hands of police. “Pray Their Names,” an outdoor art exhibit with 160 hearts emerging from the ground, serves as a large visual memorial showing solidarity with Black Lives Matter.