United Church of Christ

By the People


For Palestine’s sake, pass up Pillsbury products, UCC advocates urge

United Church of Christ advocates for partners in Palestine, who object to illegal Israeli settlements there, are calling for a boycott of Pillsbury. The company has a manufacturing plant in occupied East Jerusalem. 


Deadline extended to Oct. 31 for nominees for Synod moderator, assistant moderator

People who want to submit nominations for moderator and assistant moderator of the General Synod of the United Church of Christ now have an added month to do so.


Sacred Ally Quilts visibly underscore anti-racism work in New Hampshire

Nine United Church of Christ congregations in New Hampshire collaborated to create a project to “prove that racism is not the only reality.” Through a series of quilts that display the last words of George Floyd, they offer a graphic reminder of the need for racial justice.


General Synod 2021 working group creating first virtual experience for July 11-18

How will the United Church of Christ National Setting program a virtual General Synod with moving worship, interesting workshops, educational intensives, church business, youth programming and service projects? There are working groups for that.  


Goodwin elected first Executive Conference Minister in UCC Southern New England Conference

The Rev. Darrell Goodwin - an LGBTQ African-American UCC pastor with experience in a variety of church settings - was elected as the new Southern New England Conference's first Executive Conference Minister by an overwhelming margin on Sept. 26.


Eight local churches using national UCC grants to register, encourage voters

As the Nov. 3 general election approaches, eight United Church of Christ congregations are using funding from “Our Faith, Our Vote” grants to register and encourage voters and provide them with nonpartisan information on important issues.


In predominantly white UCC, interest in dismantling racism spikes after Floyd’s death

Since the May 25 killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, the predominantly white United Church of Christ has seen a spike in interest among its members and congregations in learning to dismantle racism.


Neighbors in Need helps people understand housing insecurity, provides pandemic relief

Helping people understand homelessness through the insight of others who have lived with housing instability is the focus of two successful community projects funded by gifts to United Church of Christ Neighbors in Need. And this year, because of COVID-19, the special mission offering did much more.


UCC officers support call for justice for Breonna Taylor

After a Louisville grand jury decides not to charge any police officers in the killing of Breonna Taylor, the national officers of the United Church of Christ release this statement of support for the continued call for justice.