United Church of Christ

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. 

Meeting virtually for 1st time, UCC Board gets update on pandemic responses

The United Church of Christ Board met via videoconference March 27 for the first time ever, addressing familiar business – General Synod preparations, strategic planning, financial forecasts – but also leaning into the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and a coordinated UCC response. 

GS 2021 theme and logo unveiled as UCC Board takes up Synod business

Meeting over the Internet on March 27, the United Church of Christ Board took up several matters related to the denomination’s General Synod, including a "behavioral covenant" for the exhibit hall, possible modifications to how resolutions are handled, and the 2021 theme and logo.