United Church of Christ

UCC mourns long-time conference minister, church statesman, justice advocate John Deckenback

The United Church of Christ is grieving the loss of one of its greatest champions, the Rev. John Deckenback.


UCC displays social justice, radical welcome during RNC

The United Church of Christ is taking to the streets outside the Republican National Convention and making honored guests feel at home inside the Church House.


UCC leaders: Peace must begin with us

Leadership of the United Church of Christ "distressed and haunted by the words of a man who shot and killed these officers" today released a pastoral letter after the second incident in just over a week where law enforcement officers in this country were targeted, shot and killed by a gunman.


UCC leader: We will BE the Church during the RNC

As the Republican National Convention opens in downtown Cleveland, steps away from the national offices of the United Church of Christ, the Rev.Traci Blackmon, acting executive minister of UCC Justice and Witness Ministries, releases a letter to the wider church, outlining the efforts planned by the Church House during the RNC.


GOP convention in Cleveland creates challenges, opportunities for UCC

This week, the Republican National Convention is bringing 50,000 visitors to Cleveland, home of the United Church of Christ national offices, creating a host of challenges and opportunities for those living in the city and working at the denomination's headquarters.


Cape Cod church 'support board' draws people to worship

A UCC congregation on Cape Cod is seeing a lot of walk-up visitors and community interest in a 'Support Board' propped up outside on the church lawn.


Ohio church honors victims of recent shootings with community vigil

On a warm Wednesday evening, dozens of people from the small Mt. Vernon, Ohio, community came together to remember those who lost their lives in recent shootings in Dallas, Louisiana, and Minnesota.


Church leaders praise Cleveland lawmakers for new transgender community protections

Equality advocates of the United Church of Christ are hailing the city of Cleveland, home to the denomination’s national offices for more than 25 years, as Cleveland City Council members on Wednesday unanimously passed an anti-discrimination ordinance that protects the rights of the transgender community.


Commentary: Old Stories in Today's Time

I remember the stories my parents told me. They did not give up. Nor did your parents. Nor should we.


UCC president, D.C. minister call on RNC to snuff out hate speech during convention

In an effort to smother hate speech and anti-Muslim and anti-LGBTQ rhetoric, United Church of Christ General Minister and President the Rev. John Dorhauer, joined by the voices of U.S. military veterans, Muslim and LGBT rights leaders, challenged political party leaders to turn the tide of bigotry and discriminatory remarks on the campaign trail, starting with the upcoming Republican National Convention next week in Cleveland.