United Church of Christ

California church hosts drive-in Palm Sunday service

A small congregation in California came together as one community on Palm Sunday in a drive-in service that began and concluded in the church parking lot — after members caravanned through town to mark Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem.

First UCC-wide online service draws prayers from everywhere

Prayers were shared from many time zones April 5 during the first-ever online service for the whole United Church of Christ. Live music invited reflection during transitions. And dozens of written prayer requests poured in, carrying the emotional weight of a Palm/Passion Sunday in a season of COVID-19.

National ministries add more resources to ‘Coronavirus and the Church’ site

The national ministries of the United Church of Christ are assembling a number of new resources and informational updates for local congregations as the coronavirus pandemic continues to keep most of the country in “Safe at Home” mode. 

National UCC Zoom call series kicks off with call to prayer Sunday, April 5

The whole United Church of Christ is invited to a twice-weekly series of gatherings for inspiration and learning via video conference, starting with a Call to Prayer at 6 p.m. EDT Sunday, April 5.

Commentary: Lockdowns, Social Distancing and Working from Home: A View from the Underside

In just over two months, coronavirus has turned the world upside down, forcing us to accept many unsettling realities and to deviate from familiar paths and pursuits.

UCC’s ‘Daily Briefing’ on COVID-19 provides facts to fight fear

The UCC is producing a daily briefing on COVID-19 that simplifies the factual data and shares the latest information about the virus. Barbara Baylor is the “point person” behind the effort. 

'God-sent' gifts, volunteers fix hurricane-damaged home, thanks to One Great Hour of Sharing

"If it wasn't for God and you people, I wouldn’t be in my house tonight," Josephine Henry told volunteers who helped restore her hurricane-damaged home in Wilmington, N.C., with support from One Great Hour of Sharing.

At Ohio church that wants people counted, pandemic doesn't stop census effort

The coronavirus changed their strategy, but the people of South Euclid (Ohio) United Church of Christ are still serious about getting their community to answer the 2020 census.

Connecticut teenager changes lives in Honduras

A 16-year-old girl showed a deep love of her less privileged neighbors in Honduras, spending months collecting dental products around her Westport, Conn., community and delivering them to children and adults during a medical assistance trip with her grandfather. 

From the UCC Board: Key Action Items, March, 2020

The United Church of Christ Board Chair issues a report about the governing body’s first full board meeting via Zoom, due to COVID19.