United Church of Christ

Commentary: Was 2016 the Year of Environmental Justice?

Was 2016 the year the year that the environmental justice movement reached its peak?


Muslims and Christians in Connecticut share space for interfaith outreach

A unique interfaith partnership has been born in Bridgeport, Conn., in the face of economic hardship, political scapegoating and demographic changes. An iconic UCC church and an Islamic Community Center will be working together in 2017, forging a way forward for Christian and Muslim cooperation, through service to their community.


The UCNews top 10 stories 2016

From the installation of a new general minister and president of the United Church of Christ to a denomination-wide call to start up sacred conversations on white privilege, and from a wave of political rhetoric to the public demonstrations denouncing the construction of the oil pipeline in Standing Rock, N.D. — those are a few of the topics of the top news stories published by United Church News in 2016


UCC Advocacy in 2016

The United Church of Christ, embracing its mission to welcome all, love all and build a just world for all people, raised a collective voice in the public square in 2016 to live out that call.


Wisconsin faith community gives young refugee family a new life

People of faith in a small Wisconsin college town have wrapped their arms around a young Guatemalan family celebrating their first Christmas in the United States, a ministry organized by two UCC women and embraced by several local congregations.


Central Pacific Conference leader stepping down in late March

The Rev. Walter John Boris, conference minister of the Central Pacific Conference of the United Church of Christ, is planning to step down on March 31, 2017, to spend more time with his family, after nearly nine years as the conference minister in the Oregon area and 38 years as an ordained minister.


'Burned down but not burned out' church finds new sense of community at Christmas

This is a Christmas story six months in the making, one of a congregation coming together, with a bond forged by a tragic fire. 


UCC's scholarship and grant process goes online to reach more students

This year, the United Church of Christ's Office of Philanthropy and Stewardship debuts a new online application process, continually seeking to help undergraduate and seminary students pay for the cost of their education.


Commentary: Listening for signs of hope

This has been a dark season for many.


4 Things You Can Do to Help the People of Aleppo

Aleppo, the largest city in Syria and the country's economic capital, is being torn apart by rebel fighters and the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, with scores of civilians caught in the crossfire. Here's how you can help.