United Church of Christ

UCC leaders speak out in opposition to Dakota Access pipeline

Future construction of a controversial crude oil pipeline in North Dakota is being challenged in court this week by Native American nations and environmental organizations, with the public support of the national officers and conference leaders of the United Church of Christ.

UCC social media manager recognized by Cleveland business journal

With each post and tweet, Marchae Grair is spreading the word, amplifying the bold, public voice of the United Church of Christ, and her work is attracting attention. Grair, the social media manager for the UCC national office, is being recognized by an area business publication as one of the top young professionals making a mark in their fields in Northeast Ohio.

Dorhauer invitation: It's time to have an open conversation about White Privilege

United Church of Christ general minister and president John Dorhauer issues an invitation to wider church to use the soon-to-be-released 'White Privilege: Let's Talk' curriculum to facilitate open, sacred conversations on race.

UCC part of ecumenical effort opposing anti-BDS legislation

National leadership of the United Church of Christ, in response to "offensive and disturbing" laws, is defending the right of religious organizations to use economic pressure as a means for peace in Israel-Palestine.

Faith leaders prosecuted for public protest in Missouri, plan appeal

A group of nearly two dozen Missouri religious leaders, including a trio of United Church of Christ pastors, will appeal their verdict for trespassing when they staged a public protest for the lack of health care for poor people.

UCC Palestine-Israel Network resource guide created for 2015 General Synod resolution

To help local churches and conferences of the United Church of Christ live into the General Synod call to end the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, the UCC Palestine-Israel Network has introduced a new resource guide that will help UCC church leaders and ecumenical partners implement the 2015 resolution.

Commentary: An Inconvenient Conclusion

The turmoil of the summer of 2016 continued to march across the headlines this weekend, with news of a community in crisis following another fatal shooting of an African American man in Milwaukee. 

Donations, prayers to help flood victims in Louisiana

As devastating floodwaters continue to rise in Southeastern Louisiana, and rescues continue after torrential rain, United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries is calling for prayer for the people affected, and monetary donations to help the survivors facing long-term recovery assistance.

The Great Summer Serve gathers Ohio youth

The Great Summer Serve brought together 100 youth and youth leaders from the Eastern Ohio and Western Reserve Associations of the United Church of Christ at Trinity UCC in Canton, Ohio, for a day of prayer, fellowship and community service before the start of the upcoming school year.

UCC youth provide meals, build community with less fortunate in New Jersey

A UCC youth group in New Jersey takes time on a late summer weekend to provide meals and build community with people less fortunate than themselves.