United Church of Christ

Commentary: Checking My Privilege

I have to check my privilege quite a bit these days. 

Former North Dakota, Michigan conference minister passes at 81

A former conference minister of the United Church of Christ is being remembered for his five decades of service within the denomination. The Rev. Marwood E. Rettig passed away on July 18 after a lengthy illness. He was 81.

NYE 2016 culminates after a week of faith, fun in Florida

We Believe in UCC Youth.

Wisconsin church cleans up, winning July 'Be the Church of the Month' contest with Laundry Love

Ebenezer UCC in Sheboygan, Wisc., which has created a ministry of love and fellowship at a local laundromat, is named the winner of the July 'Be the Church of the Month' contest for its 'Care for the Poor'.

NYE Youth leader loses long hair to put a smile on a sick child's face

Dan Hitzemann, a youth chaperone from Illinois, lost a lot of grey hair this week. He was the first guy to sit down for a haircut at the Locks of Love Hair Salon at the UCC National Youth Event at Disney World.

Clergy call to bring marginalized into political focus this election season

Just as they did a week earlier in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention, a group of interfaith clergy took to Philadelphia's streets during the Democratic National Convention to call on political leaders to look past rhetoric and instead focus on relieving the burdens on society's most vulnerable.

Commentary: Seeking Answers: It's Time to Allow Federal Government to Research Gun Violence Epidemic

“Why are so many people dying from senseless gun violence?”

UCC minister's podcast earns top award from Associated Church Press

When the Rev. Matt Fitzgerald learned that his podcast was was being honored by the Associated Church Press, he was genuinely surprised. That's because Fitzgerald, a United Church of Christ minister in Illinois, had no idea the podcast, Preachers on Preaching, was in the running for such a recognition.

NYE 2016 gathers youth at Walt Disney World

Among the firsts at this week's National Youth Event is a newly-launched NYE application for smartphones that will allow users to keep up with schedules, stay connected with their friends, and is ecologically-friendly, as it reduces the need for printed materials.

John Deckenback remembered as faithful servant to church and family

The United Church of Christ said goodbye to one of the pillars and elder statesman of the denomination, as friends and family came together at Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ in Frederick, Md., to celebrate the life and ministry of the Rev. John Deckenback.