United Church of Christ

Iowa community coming together for long-term flood recovery

The damage inflicted by severe flooding and tornadoes across the United States this spring can be quantified in billions of dollars. It also can be described by the ache in one mom's heart to get her four daughters back into the only home they've ever known.

Commentary: Tell the Story, Write It Down, and Make It Plain

Highlighting the resilience and perseverance of Africans from 1619 to this present day, 2019 marks the 400th Commemoration of the arrival of Africans into North America. 

United Church Funds offers churches new way to invest for social impact

Local churches and faith-based organizations can receive a return while doing good in the world by putting some of their invested dollars in the new Just World Fund launched by United Church Funds.

Experts say UCC matters in fight against climate change

Resources are available to help UCC members and churches act on recent General Synod resolutions on climate justice: two videos of encouragement from famous scientists, plus ways to take action to support concrete solutions.

UCC pastor targeted for ministering to migrants sues the U.S. government

A prominent New York City pastor is suing the United States government for interfering with her legal right to provide spiritual support and pastoral services to migrants and refugees at the border.

General Synod affirms review of Manual on Church

The United Church of Christ's General Synod has called for a review of "the processes for birthing, admitting, strengthening, revitalizing, and releasing congregations."

Commentary: We march in Minneapolis; immigrants are welcome here

The streets of Minneapolis were filled with an estimated 4,000 children, women and men marching in solitary to say NO on Sunday, June 30.

A celebration of sanctuary in New Mexico as Iraqi father heads home

An Iraqi man who took sanctuary in a New Mexico church two years ago returned home to his family last week without the threat of deportation. 

Commentary: Vibrant and Wonderfully Alive

June is Open and Affirming month in many of our churches and Pride month in many of our communities. (Both are recognized at other times in some places.) For those of us who are transgender, non-binary, two-spirit, intersex, asexual, bisexual, lesbian, gay, or queer, it is a chance to stand up and declare that we are still vibrantly and wonderfully alive, that we are beloved to God.

UCC network helps Nicaraguan to freedom

Across the U.S., more than 200 UCC congregations are providing hospitality, accompaniment, and support for the resettlement of newcomers. Here's one example. Through Eden UCC and Ministerio Latino in California, The Good Shepherd UCC in Arizona, and Park Avenue Church, NYC, working together, the light of Christ just got brighter.