In preparation for this year's heavy storm season, United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries is turning to church congregations to help overcome a shortage of much-needed cleanup buckets, stocked with essential supplies that are used after a natural disaster strikes.
Despite the latest actions from the White House, religious leaders and refugee proponents from the United Church of Christ joined dozens of other Christian, Jewish and Muslim groups on Thursday, vowing to continue loving their neighbors, working to keep America's doors open to refugees.
The Boards of Directors of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences on Saturday voted unanimously to commit to forming a new Conference to minister and come together to make an impact as people of faith.
Climate change is real. Human population growth is real. Resource depletion is real. What do we do with that fearful combination?
UCC activists stand in solidarity with immigrants and refugees in a rally outside the White House decrying President Trump's executive orders that clamp down on vulnerable people hoping to resettle in the U.S.
UCC commitment to immigrant rights, sanctuary more resolute in light of the Trump Administration call to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border.
Late Friday night, 66 bus riders from a UCC church in Kansas were stranded on the side of the road. Less than 12 hours later, with help from a D.C.-area congregation, both churches were part of the crowd of 500,000 people at the Women's March on Washington, part of the UCC's call for a just world for all.
More than 600 people, United Church of Christ members and other visitors who traveled to Washington, D.C., for the Women's March on Washington spent some time at First Congregational Church on Jan. 21, enjoying the hospitality day of welcome hosted by the congregation, the Potomac Association of the Central Atlantic Conference UCC and the UCC Washington Office.
The National Open and Affirming Coalition will celebrate the 45th anniversary of its founding this summer during its National Gathering, the organization's signature event, and will set a future course for the ONA movement in light of the 2016 presidential election.
Drawn by the Spirit, advocates march for a just world for all.