United Church of Christ

UCC ministries collaborate to offer pandemic relief loans to churches

United Church of Christ congregations needing help with cash flow during the COVID-19 pandemic now have an added place to apply for loans, thanks to a cooperative effort by national ministries and participating Conferences. 


COVID-19 memorial honors Ohio lives lost and supports local community

An Ohio congregation creates a visual memorial honoring Ohio lives lost to COVID-19, planting hundreds of white flags on the church lawn. 


New national staff members hope to meet colleagues in person once pandemic abates a bit

The COVID-19 pandemic hasn't stopped three new full-time and two new part-time employees from starting work in the national ministries of the United Church of Christ – even though it will be weeks before they can meet most of their colleagues in person.


Free Them All

For decades, the United States has normalized the brutal and dehumanizing treatment of incarcerated people – from making solitary confinement commonplace (a practice detrimental physiologically as well as mentally and emotionally), to charging exorbitant amounts for phone calls to maintain contact with loved ones, to normalizing the crisis of rampant sexual assault.


UCC sharing 46 prayers in 24 hours online during May 7 Interfaith Day of Prayer

On the National Day of Prayer, the United Church of Christ is releasing 46 original prayers written by people of many faiths, in a multitude of voices. Religious scholars, deployed military, social activists, educators, authors, poets, a politician and a migrant living in sanctuary have authored appeals that touch on the need for the divine in this time of the novel coronavirus pandemic.


UCC Board begins process to renominate AGM Traci Blackmon

The UCC Board of Directors is beginning the renomination process for the Rev. Traci Blackmon as Associate General Minister, and is inviting members of the wider church to offer comments on her leadership.


Colorado church collects a half-ton in drive-in donations

Members of a Colorado congregation worshipping virtually for the last eight weeks took the opportunity to “be the church” in the parking lot on Sunday morning, hosting a drive-in food collection drive to support a ministry partner in Colorado Springs.


UCC plans Interfaith Day of Prayer May 7 online

The United Church of Christ is honoring May 7, the day designated by Congress as a national day of prayer, as a day of healing, hope and lament — and reaching out to ecumenical and interfaith partners to join them.


50 years after Kent State, Kent UCC's people recall – and still play – key roles

Kent United Church of Christ is a short walk from where 13 students lay on May 4, 1970, struck down by National Guard bullets. The church played key roles as the entire community of Kent, Ohio, grieved after the shootings. Today, its members are among those tending to memories of a violent event that shocked the world.


Disaster Ministries sending aid to New York Conference UCC to cope with COVID-19

UCC Disaster Ministries is contributing $25,000 to the New York Conference for its work in the state hardest hit by novel coronavirus pandemic. This grant is the first in an unfolding multi-agency program of response to COVID-19.