United Church of Christ

Adapting to pandemic among topics of youth, young adult ministry event Nov. 12-14

Reset for Renewal,” to be held online Nov. 12-14, is for ministers and lay people who lead any kind of ministry for youth or young adults.


Conference Ministers address racism, white supremacy and privilege in the church

The United Church of Christ Conference Ministers, in a letter to the denomination, pledge to address racism, white supremacy and privilege in the church through resources and conversation.


Church’s voter shuttle helps rural Mich. residents carry out ‘moral imperative’

The COVID-19 pandemic kept them from setting up voter-registration tables. So the people of Douglas Congregational United Church of Christ in rural western Michigan adjusted.


Equipping for a free, fair Election Day, UCC offers resources, webinars, worship

The United Church of Christ is equipping congregants for the election both practically and spiritually, offering resources, webinars and an all-church worship service leading up to Nov. 3.


UCC members, church bodies abolish $26.2 million in medical debt for New Englanders and first responders

The United Church of Christ effort to abolish medical debt stands at $51.8 million with the latest buy just announced. A collaborative effort by 122 UCC congregations, four Associations, and more than 100 households in the Southern New England Conference has abolished in $26.2 million in medical debt.


Disciples Volunteering director named to head UCC’s Global H.O.P.E. team

The Rev. Joshua Baird will start work Nov. 16 as team leader of Global H.O.P.E., part of Wider Church Ministries.


Children give frightening testimonies, UCC offers support during border march to save asylum

More than 90 migrant children and their families marched to the border wall in Nogales, Mexico on Oct. 21, to join allies on the American side in protest of U.S. policies they call inhumane and unlawful.


Commentary: On Bobbins, Geese, and Tomatoes

Often, the chance to write for Witness for Justice is one I enjoy. Mostly I write dry(ish) policy briefs, and the chance to flex my sartorial and theological muscles in a less restrictive format is welcome.


As Oct. 31 deadline nears, new video gives tips on submitting General Synod resolutions

A new video gives tips to those trying to meet an Oct. 31 deadline for submitting resolutions to be considered by the 2021 General Synod of the United Church of Christ.


New York church bell tolling for each US life lost to COVID-19

How does one make tangible the lives lost to COVID-19? The deaths of more than 200,000 Americans can be hard to grasp. Now, and for the next two weeks, a United Church of Christ congregation on Long Island is using the toll of a bell to mark each one.