United Church of Christ

New Jersey UCC provides foundation for Family Promise

A chance conversation between a New York City marketing executive and a homeless woman in 1981 morphed into the nation's leading nonprofit focused on helping homeless families with children find their way to financial independence. Family Promise, now marking 30 years as an interfaith organization, found its first partner in the UCC.


Commentary: Breaking News!

Working in Washington D.C., I consume a lot of news. 


Holy Week immigration protest ends with arrests in L.A.

United Church of Christ immigration advocates in California, joined by dozens of other people of faith, clergy, and community members in a Holy Week protest, were arrested Wednesday morning, March 23, in downtown Los Angeles for standing up for the rights of refugees.


Seeking ways to support, learn from bi-vocational ministers

Of the 7,400 authorized UCC clergy, one in four — about 1,850 — are bi-vocational, meaning they have at least one other job, instead of a full-time ministry call. The UCC national offices are looking at supporting and strengthening the visibility of these ministers.


UCC leader calls for prayer after bombs in Belgium during Holy Week

A terrorism attack in Belgium during Holy Week, with bombs at the international airport and an explosion at a downtown metro station, is raising terror alerts across Europe, in the United States and around the world.


'Make glad' God's dwelling place at General Synod 2017

The 31st General Synod of the United Church of Christ will "make glad" the holy places where God dwells. General Synod 2017 in Baltimore (June 30-July 4) will invite the denomination to re-energize discipleship in service of God's work.


UCC Board addresses financial challenges, leadership changes

The future of the United Church of Christ — the denomination's vision and vitality under a new president, current financial challenges, and changes to the leadership structure — were on the agenda of the UCC Board of Directors during its March meeting in Cleveland.


A Holy Week reflection of hope and resurrection

I recently returned from a 12-day trip to the Middle East to visit our mission partners.


UCC Board bids farewell to Ben Guess

Call it serendipity – the farewell reception honoring the Rev. J. Bennett Guess took place at the same hotel where, five years ago, he interviewed for his position as an executive minister in the United Church of Christ. 


Commentary: Can We Heal Our Fractured Nation?

Our nation is fracturing.