United Church of Christ

All Choked Up

Hearing of Justice Ginsberg’s death choked me up in more ways than one.

Missouri father of five marks three years in Sanctuary as allies advocate for his freedom

1,095 days. That’s the amount of time Alex Garcia, a husband and father of five has been living apart from his family in a Maplewood, Mo. church.

Valarie Kaur to give 38th annual Everett C. Parker Lecture online Oct. 15

A Sikh activist, filmmaker and civil rights lawyer who is also the author of book that calls for revolutionary love will deliver the Everett C. Parker Ethics in Telecommunications Lecture Thursday, Oct. 15.

Webinar series slated to help craft communications strategy to inspire giving and engagement begins Oct. 7

The UCC OPTIC office teams up with the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at Indiana University on a webinar series that offers ways to create a communications strategy that inspires engagement and generosity. 

UCC National Setting mourns passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The national staff of the United Church of Christ is mourning the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Starsky Wilson to lead Children’s Defense Fund

UCC minister Starsky Wilson has been named as the next president and CEO of the nation’s leading child advocacy organization.

The Other Side of the Tracks

The idiom “the other side of the tracks” usually refers to a line of demarcation and separation, often actually railroad tracks, between the more affluent part of a town from a more impoverished area.

West Coast fire evacuations take toll on UCC churches, camps and their communities

As wind-whipped wildfires continue to take lives and destroy forests, homes and businesses on the West Coast of the United States, United Church of Christ congregations are in stages ranging from evacuation to recovery to post-traumatic stress syndrome.http://www.cpcucc.org

Trauma Informed Voting

My best Zoom experiences are those when you forget about the platform itself (and those weird little boxes) because you’re so engaged in the actual conversation

‘Holy curiosity’ fuels justice work, ‘Nuns on the Bus’ leader tells UCC audience

A “Nuns on the Bus” leader told a United Church of Christ audience that having her “heart broken open” by hearing all kinds of people’s stories fuels her outspokenness for social justice.