United Church of Christ

Vote, stay vigilant in this election season, UCC leaders urge

As voters turn out in record numbers this election season, UCC advocates urge Americans to vote and to remain vigilant, offering a Oct. 25 webinar to train clergy to stand as precinct chaplains at the polls.


Big online choir just one possibility imagined by new General Synod music director

The UCC's new General Synod music director, along with the rest of the team planning worship for the first-ever virtual version of the biennial event, July 11-18, 2021, is approaching the project as a creative opportunity. He hopes will include a giant, online choir.


Media-justice lecturer calls for fight to keep internet open to activists, people of color, the poor

In an annual media-justice lecture Thursday, Oct. 15, an activist for civil rights, racial justice and “revolutionary love” issued a call for a free and open internet, “a place where all of us have a voice.”


Words

I’ve been thinking a lot about words lately, and language, encouraged by the indomitable Rev. Dr. Velda Love in the Sacred Conversations to End Racism Fall Institute.


UCC names Mark Pettis as new  ecumenical and interfaith relations manager 

The Rev. Mark Pettis has been called to serve as the new ecumenical and interfaith relations manager of the United Church of Christ.


UCC collecting names of lost loved ones for Nov. 1 All Saints virtual worship service

The United Church of Christ is holding a virtual All Saints Day worship service on Sunday, Nov. 1, to acknowledge the loss, the grief and pain of the COVID-19 pandemic, and inviting the wider church to submit names of loved ones lost in the last year. 


Ask US officials to oppose ‘unprovoked surprise attack’ on Armenian enclave, UCC urges

Leaders of the United Church of Christ and several of its ecumenical partners are calling on their members and congregations to contact elected officials about a deadly ethnic conflict in Southwestern Asia and to pray for victims of the violence.


Faith leaders urge people to back US democratic process, ‘peaceful transfer of power’

The three national officers of the United Church of Christ have joined other U.S. religious leaders in warning that “democracy itself could disappear if the people's will, as clearly expressed through the ballot, should come to be set aside by authoritarian means and antidemocratic directives.”


Missouri church committed to weekly Black Lives Matter vigils ‘until change occurs’

A Missouri church is committed to a vigil every Friday evening in support of Black Lives Matter, and plans to continue the witness until they do. 


Peace that Passes All Understanding

These are unprecedented times.