United Church of Christ

UCC leaders inspired by Obama farewell message of hope, inclusivity

United Church of Christ leaders, invited to witness President Barack Obama's farewell address to the nation, were honored, inspired and energized by his inclusive message, which was reflected in the makeup of the crowd.

Justice advocates make final push to close Guantanamo

When it first opened in January 2002, the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was intended to be a place for the interrogation of detainees and to prosecute them for war crimes. But in the 15 years since, the detention center has been a "de facto" indefinite holding cell. 

'Holy Experiment' that revolves around shared resources named UCC Church of the Month

A new church start that practices love, emphasizes shared leadership, shared resources and the belief that gifts should be given first is being celebrated for its ability 'to share earthly and spiritual resources' as the winner of the UCC Be the Church of the Month Contest.

Moral Monday rallies people of faith, kicks off month of justice advocacy

Showing support for justice, human rights, and compassion as a change of government comes to Washington D.C.

UCC leaders call on Talladega College to avoid participation in Presidential Inaugural Parade

The national leaders of the United Church of Christ have reached out to the president of Talladega College, one of the denomination's Historically Affiliated Black Colleges, about his decision to allow the Alabama school's marching band to participate in next week's presidential inauguration parade.

Commentary: The UCC Helping Lead the Sanctuary Movement in the Trump Era

The United Church of Christ has a new prophetic calling in our new political reality.

General Synod resolution seeks to open doors to ministry to under-represented groups

Among the upcoming resolutions for consideration by the 31st General Synod of the United Church of Christ is a call from the host conference, the Central Atlantic Conference, to break down barriers and increase the presence of under-represented groups in pulpits across the denomination.

Virtual church meets needs of marginalized through extravagant welcome

To ring in the New Year and advance its ministry of creating community, a California congregation of the United Church of Christ will continue its mission by using the virtual world to change real lives.

Love and prayers lift up Connecticut congregation displaced by fire

A Connecticut congregation formed before the Declaration of Independence is getting much-needed support from other UCC faith communities after a devastating electrical fire that heavily damaged the church's historic sanctuary.

UCC web partner offering churches free website set-up to kick off 2017

In an effort to make online communication easier and more effective for every United Church of Christ congregation in 2017, the UCC's web partner is giving away website set-ups to every local church that needs one to kick off the New Year.