United Church of Christ

Synod delegates condemn acts of violence and bigotry

The national deliberative body of the United Church of Christ voted June 25 to condemn acts of violence and bigotry against people of other religions – both in today’s world and in its own history – and encourage church members to live “inter-religiously.”


Synod calls U.S. to pull back from brink of nuclear war

The United Church of Christ’s national deliberative body reaffirmed its commitment to global peace by overwhelmingly passing a resolution urging the United States to change its nuclear arms policies and to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.


Relaunch of America’s oldest press includes new writers’ seminar

North America’s oldest press celebrated its relaunch at the United Church of Christ’s General Synod and shared publishing wisdom with UCC writers hoping to launch their careers.


After emotional debates, UCC tables move to exclude anti-LGBTQ group from exhibit hall

In a Christian denomination that declares all are welcome – does that include welcoming those whose theology is not inclusive?


“Oh, the places you’ll go”… to church

A few dozen pastors walked into a bar, gathering in the upper room of a downtown Milwaukee pub.


UCC offers local churches new website design and hosting service

More than 1,500 of the United Church of Christ's 5,000 congregations do not have websites. Those that have one may not be attracting as much traffic as they could. Now the UCC’s national ministries are offering help.

 


From East and West, daughter and father come to Synod

A family reunion is celebrated at the UCC General Synod in Milwaukee -- the daughter comes to the Wisconsin Center as a delegate, her father as a Synod Newsroom volunteer.


Pacific and Asian voices praise the light amidst the darkness

Monday evening worshippers embrace the immigrant experience at the UCC General Synod in Milwaukeee.

 


Phoenix poet shares theological reflection through verse

After listening to several hours of spoken words during Monday’s plenary sessions, Poet Jack Evans used poetry  to share his perspective on the moments he had witnessed during General Synod 32.


Clergy debt task force expanding and changing scope

A United Church of Christ task force studying the financial concerns of persons seeking to become ministers will expanding its focus to include the mounting debt crisis faced by most active clergy members.