United Church of Christ

Four years after Sandy Hook, the "Second Commandment Crisis" continues

A video message from the people of Newtown, marking four years since 20 little children and six adults were murdered by an unstable young man with a gun at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the worst crime in Connecticut history.


A Christmas Commitment to Peace

In his Christmas message, United Church of Christ General Minister and President the Rev. John Dorhauer asks all of us to give a gift to the world.


Commentary: Remember Sandy Hook with responsible gun laws

Violence shall no more be heard in your land, devastation or destruction within your borders; you shall call your walls Salvation, and your gates Praise. Isaiah 60:18

 


AM21 event springboards conversation on Manual on Ministry revision

Facing the changing landscape of denominational life within the United Church of Christ — and across the larger canvas of Western Christianity — UCC leaders are seeking wisdom from the wider church to begin a discussion on the ways in which the UCC calls, authorizes and oversees ministers who serve God’s mission by creating a just world for all.


United Church Board approves leadership structure proposal for General Synod consideration

In its effort to streamline the leadership of the national setting of the United Church of Christ, the UCC Board of Directors has approved a set of suggested amendments to the denomination’s constitution and bylaws for consideration at General Synod 2017.


Commentary: Giving People Shelter is a Moral Duty

In the shelter of your presence you hide them from human plots; you hold them safe under your shelter from contentious tongues. Ps. 31:20 NRSV


Christmas Fund illustrates how God's Love Colors Everything

A UCC coloring book is highlighting and supporting the 2016 Christmas Fund, which provides assistance to those who have faithfully served the church and find themselves facing unexpected financial needs.


Standing Rock water protectors celebrate victory, stay vigilant

After celebrating a historic decision that blocks the builders of Dakota Access Pipeline from running pipe to carry fracked oil under the Missouri River, the Standing Rock Sioux Nation and their allies are staying the course in an effort to stop the project from further impacting their sacred lands and water sources.


Call to General Synod 31 — Join us in Baltimore!

General Synod promises to be an inspiring and engaging event. Our keynote speakers include Aaron Mair, environmentalist and the first African American president of the Sierra Club, and Glennon Doyle Melton, activist, philanthropist, and author of the best-selling Carry On, Warrior and Love Warrior.


A Post-Election Letter from the Collegium

What shall we do post-election?