United Church of Christ

Share love, light, through The Christmas Fund

Gifts from The Christmas Fund make the season brighter for many retired UCC clergy and other servants of the church.


Washington UCC church in on 'The Ground Floor,' supporting homeless youth

A UCC Church in Bellingham, Wash., is rehabbing its basement to provide a space for homeless youth to find support and community.


Call to General Synod 32 — Join us in Milwaukee!

UCC General Minister and President John Dorhauer officially calls all delegates, visitors, and friends of the United Church of Christ  to Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the 32nd General Synod, June 21-25, 2019. 


AM21 gathering in San Diego attends to the ministry of a changing Church

Some 200 United Church of Christ Conference and Association ministers focused on adapting their call to a rapidly-changing culture during the Authorized Ministry in the 21st Century (AM21) gathering in San Diego last week.


Commentary: Soul Boxes honor lives, underscore gunfire epidemic

Read why a Portland, Oregon congregation is folding origami Soul Boxes to honor people in the United States killed or injured by gunfire.


Faith-Based Justice Leaders Sing Joy to the World

I am honored to participate in the formation of faith-based justice leaders.


Faith leaders arrested in show of support for migrants at US-Mexico border

More than a dozen UCC leaders risk arrest at the U.S.-Mexico border in a viable show of support and love for migrants seeking asylum and stalled at the border.  


Commentary: Peace on Earth? What Peace?

In this Advent season, this time set aside to reflect upon the birth of Jesus— an Afro-Semitic Palestinian who was forced with his parents to seek refuge in a foreign land—I am mindful our brown-skinned Jesus would not be welcomed at our southern borders.


Love Knows No Borders’ action in San Diego to lead moral call for Migrant Justice

UCC clergy and immigrant justice advocates are responding to a call to action, joining the American Friends Service Committee and other faith leaders in San Diego this weekend to kick off a national week of action, in solidarity with the people of the migrant caravan. 


Former UCC leader celebrates George H.W. Bush for Americans with Disabilities Act

As the United States mourns former President George H.W. Bush during his state funeral, the Rev. John Thomas shares a UCC tie to one of Bush’s greatest accomplishments.