United Church of Christ

Reformed Churches' new UCC affiliation expands ministry in New York

In an affirmation of inclusiveness and ecumenism, the New York Conference of the United Church of Christ has welcomed eight newly-affiliated congregations to the life of the denomination this week.


Commentary: Do not deny care to our neighbor

The vote by the House of Representatives did not demonstrate Jesus' call to love thy neighbor. Instead, writes the Rev. Traci Blackmon, elected officials abandoned their responsibility to serve all the people, to care for all the people, to protect all the people.


ACA replacement 'disheartening,' UCC advocates ready to fight another day

Health care advocates of the United Church of Christ are disappointed with Thursday's action in Congress, with lawmakers taking the first step in rolling back the Affordable Care Act. But they aren't defeated.


Commentary: A Reluctant Marcher

We've all been doing a lot of marching lately. There have been so many major witnesses in DC this year that the running joke is that "protest is the new brunch." 


What's next after the People's Climate March?

How will the 200 UCC activists counted among the 200,000 who turned out in Washington, D.C. to march for environmental justice on April 29 continue to express their resolve for U.S action that combats climate change?


Williams, Lowes tapped as moderators of 2019 General Synod

Norman Williams and the Rev. Penny Lowes were selected to serve as the moderator and assistant moderator of General Synod 2019 in Milwaukee.


Church volunteers show love of neighbor with commitment to refugee resettlement in Maryland

A Maryland UCC congregation is showing love of their neighbors in several ways, supporting refugee families and helping them find their way in a new country, a new culture and a new community.


General Synod to once again address constitution and bylaw changes

The Board of Directors of the United Church of Christ is bringing a new set of proposed amendments to the UCC Constitution and Bylaws that include altering the structure of the leadership of the denomination. Those amendments are designed to give the national setting of the church more flexibility to be more collaborative and responsive to shifts across the religious landscape.


General Synod resolution seeks end of ill-treatment of Palestinian children

Each year, an estimated 500 to 700 Palestinian children are arrested by Israeli military personnel, charged with a crime and prosecuted in a military court system instead of a civilian court. A group of United Church of Christ congregations, along with a network of Israel-Palestine peace advocates, seek to end what they say is a "traumatic" practice and will ask the denomination to speak out on behalf of children of Palestine.


Journalist 'Covering the Movements that are Changing America' speaks at D.C. Church

Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Washington, D.C., hosted Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman for a thought-provoking dialogue just a few hours after the People's Climate March, which drew 200,000 to the streets from the Capitol to the White House.