A small communion table with abolitionist roots, dwarfed by the gothic sanctuary around it, was front and center for a Maundy Thursday service streamed online from First Congregational UCC, Columbus, Ohio, during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.
From phone calls, online chats and social media postings to Zoom, Skype, and Facebook video gatherings, CHHSM members are adapting to almost daily changes in health care requirements while serving their residents and clients.
A group of UCC clergy and congregations in Minnesota have come together with ecumenical partners to create a virtual stations of the cross service for Good Friday — one that links the crucifixion of Jesus with local historical and current stories of oppression.
Simple and powerful, a national United Church of Christ Maundy Thursday service online April 9 featured the faces and voices of young ministers, each somewhere near the age Jesus of Nazareth would have been at the end of his life.
How do we live in an Easter world when it still feels like Lent?
The Nominating Committee of the United Church of Christ General Synod is encouraging the best minds and creative souls throughout the wider church to bring their gifts to serve the denomination on the UCC Board of Directors.
In his Holy Week message, United Church of Christ General Minister and President the Rev. John C. Dorhauer encourages all in the wider church to find joy in the risen Christ, despite social distancing.
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.
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.