United Church of Christ

Death of George Floyd in police custody draws responses from UCC people of Minneapolis

Responding to Monday's violent death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, local congregations of the United Church of Christ are calling for justice — by attending public demonstrations, writing letters, making phone calls, organizing an online vigil and posting a message on an electronic sign board on a busy street.


Maryland church partners with local restaurants to feed community health care workers

A UCC congregation in Maryland that decided it wanted to give back to others during this time of a pandemic is making an impact in its community every week, feeding health care workers on the front lines. 


Pandemic grants for churches added to UCC National Setting COVID-19 relief response

The United Church of Christ national officers are offering $2.6 million in COVID-19 relief to churches and Conferences — $1.5 million in loans and another $1.1 million in micro grants, which will be available by an application process that begins  June 1.


Death of Ahmaud Arbery to be subject of national UCC Zoom event May 31

With racial tensions escalating in a U.S. presidential election year, a prominent United Church of Christ pastor who has described the death of jogger Ahmaud Arbery as a lynching will join panelists in a national online conversation on Sunday, May 31, about how Christians "can be actively involved in dismantling racism."


Poor People’s Campaign ‘cannot be silent,’ even as June 20 march moves online

The COVID-19 pandemic, from its beginning, has amplified racial, economic and health disparities in America, exposing the existing crisis of poverty and systemic racism. The Poor People’s Campaign has long been mobilizing to reveal and eliminate those disparities in the quest for a just world for all. But because of the coronavirus, its planned June march on the nation’s capital is moving online.

 


Commentary: Disabilities Pandemic

My father, Herbert Henry Griffith, grew up in rural Missouri and attended children’s Sunday school at the little white clapboard church just down the dirt road from the family farmhouse.


UCC leadership lauds the chaplains as ‘unsung heroes’ of the pandemic

In this country’s war against the coronavirus, there are hundreds of United Church of Christ chaplains fighting on the front lines.


Should Churches Return to Worship in Their Sanctuaries?

In a pastoral letter to the wider church, the leadership of the United Church of Christ sends a clear and strong message to congregations who are considering going back to meeting in person, urging them to wait until ALL safety concerns have been addressed.


Conference Ministers urge caution, prayer as churches create processes to discern when to reopen

Leaders of the UCC's regional bodies -- its Conferences -- have begun releasing recommendations to local churches about eventually reopening, as states around the country phase in a return to activities shuttered by the novel coronavirus.


National Youth Event, postponed until 2022, now offering interactive digital experiences

Like so many other events in the Year of the Coronavirus, the in-person version of the UCC's 2020 National Youth Event has been postponed. But youth and young adults can still take advantage of online opportunities, starting now.