United Church of Christ

Kansas lesbian pastor finding a home in the UCC

One year ago in January, the Rev. Cynthia Meyer preached a sermon in which she came out to her Kansas congregation with the hope that her denomination, the United Methodist Church, would change its position and welcome LGBT people. Placed on a leave of absence as a result, Meyer now finds herself experiencing the hospitality of the United Church of Christ — welcomed here for who she is.

Bring a toy, send some treats to General Synod to benefit Best Friends Animal Society

The General Synod of the United Church of Christ is taking on a service project this June in Baltimore to serve people’s best friends.

Demonstrators crowd airports, city streets, condemning Trump clampdown on refugees

President Trump's order barring people from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States caused fear and uncertainty at customs in airports around the country Friday night, and that travel clampdown quickly turned those airports into protest zones in several cities over the weekend.

Commentary: Remember the people behind the policies

I will never again be unaware of the effects of our policies on people who see America as their hope. 

'God's Open Doors' in Albuquerque prominently proclaim church welcome

A bold and bright proclamation of inclusivity, emphasized by an extravagant welcome in three languages. That's how we roll in the UCC.

2,000 interfaith leaders oppose changes in refugee resettlement

Almost 100 United Church of Christ clergy, pastors and executives are among 2,000 interfaith leaders from across the country opposing President Donald Trump's plan to block refugees from entering the United States.

UCC seeks help from churches to replenish CWS storm supplies

In preparation for this year's heavy storm season, United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries is turning to church congregations to help overcome a shortage of much-needed cleanup buckets, stocked with essential supplies that are used after a natural disaster strikes.

Faith leaders condemn Trump’s ban on refugees as un-American

Despite the latest actions from the White House, religious leaders and refugee proponents from the United Church of Christ joined dozens of other Christian, Jewish and Muslim groups on Thursday, vowing to continue loving their neighbors, working to keep America's doors open to refugees.

CT, MA and RI Boards commit to forming new Conference

The Boards of Directors of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences on Saturday voted unanimously to commit to forming a new Conference to minister and come together to make an impact as people of faith.

Commentary: Faith in the Future

Climate change is real. Human population growth is real. Resource depletion is real. What do we do with that fearful combination?