United Church of Christ

New York church shares gifts of kindness leading to Christmas

A Syracuse, New York congregation will be sharing God's love with others during Advent and beyond through small gifts called Random Acts of Kindness bags.


Remember the power of love

In his Christmas Message, United Church of Christ General Minister and President the Rev. John C. Dorhauer urges the wider church to use the power of love to overcome the divisions that exist in our world.


UCC Churches' Alternative Christmas Giving Markets bring hope to neighbors far and near

The secular approach to Christmas often involves frenzied shopping or frenetic online buying that can leave buyers feeling exhausted and empty. To re-center on the reason for the season, many UCC congregations hold Alternative Christmas Markets — a chance for shoppers to find gifts that keep giving.


General Synod 2021 in Kansas City to offer twice the hospitality

UCC General Synod organizers, immersed in preparation for the 2019 gathering in Milwaukee, paused a moment this week to share special news about the next meeting location.


Away in a Manger, No Crib for his Bed

Sweet Baby Jesus is in a caravan of travelers, heading north.


UCC calls on churches, members to publicly offer support for asylum seekers during Advent

The United Church of Christ national leadership is urging member churches and congregants to mark the season of Advent by heeding the call to embrace the other, and to publicly offer a Christian welcome to migrants seeking safety and protection in the United States.


UCC environmental justice leaders respond to moral imperative inherent in new federal climate change report

United Church of Christ justice leaders are responding to a dire climate change report — released Friday, Nov. 23, by U.S. Global Change Research Program — that gives a detailed analysis of the effect of climate change on every facet of life in the United States.


New York Sanctuary Caravan to bear witness, offer assistance to migrants on both sides of the U.S. border

Two UCC ministers, part of an interfaith delegation from New York City's New Sanctuary Coalition (NSC), travel to San Diego to learn more about what people fleeing Central America are facing when they arrive at the border, and to offer assistance to clergy, congregations and organizations along the United States border with Mexico that are currently serving migrants looking to better their lives in the U.S.


Advent series begins season two of UCC's 'Podcast For A Just World'

A compelling United Church of Christ resource for communities of faith building a just world for all is making its second season debut this week with a look at resilience through the lens of Advent.


UCC minister: We can, we must do better than this

A UCC minister from Tulsa, part of an interfaith pilgrimage from several states converging at the federal detention center for young migrants in Tornillo, Texas, says it's time 'to examine and eradicate our predisposition towards 'othering.'"