United Church of Christ

Arizona church 'fights for the powerless' through sanctuary

Finding a way to keep families together in the face of our broken immigration system by offering people sanctuary has earned an Arizona church the UCC 'Be the Church of the Month' award.

Stand with Standing Rock calling 300 clergy from across U.S. to North Dakota

Four conference ministers of the United Church of Christ, and a score of pastors from at least nine states will be part of a group of 300 clergy of several faith traditions gathering this week to stand with the water protectors at the Standing Rock Sioux Nation in North Dakota. 

United Church Funds hosts Standing Rock tribal chair as investors look to offer support

United Church Funds, a ministry of the United Church of Christ, welcomed tribal chairman Dave Archambault II to their offices in New York City to learn how it can help the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe protect the sacred grounds and waters from the Dakota Access Pipeline.

South Dakota congregation taking supplies, solidarity to Standing Rock

A South Dakota congregation, answering a call to ministry involving environmental concerns, racism and land rights, is taking a trailer of supplies to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to stand in solidarity with those opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Faith leaders from all traditions called to stand with water protectors at Standing Rock

A coalition of clergy, including United Church of Christ ministers, will be converging on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on the banks of the great Missouri River.

Commentary: Living Wages: Good for Workers, Employers, and Communities

Amidst the flurry of news reports about political candidates, hurricanes, and baseball play-offs, you may have missed one important item about Walmart. 

Disabilities Ministries pushes new resource on becoming Accessible to All

In response to a growing need for United Church of Christ churches to become accessible to all people with disabilities, the UCC Disabilities Ministries Board of Directors has just released a revised resource that can help. An updated edition of "Any Body, Every Body, Christ's Body: A Guide for Congregations, Association, and Conferences for Becoming Accessible to All," available in time for Disabilities Awareness Month in October, provides information to guide congregations as they answer the call to become "A2A."

General Synod planners put out a call for workshops in Baltimore

Organizers of the 31st General Synod are seeking the best ideas for effective ministry that are worth sharing with the wider church next summer. The General Synod Program and Planning committee is putting out the call for workshops, looking to select the best of the bunch to educate, inform and inspire delegates and visitors to the United Church of Christ's biennial event in 2017.

Listening as a spiritual discipline during campaign season

During a season of divisive campaign rhetoric, members of a UCC congregation in Oregon devoted a few days to just listening.

UCC Board moves forward on amendments to constitution and bylaws

As part of a continuing commitment to review and discuss alterations to the Constitution and Bylaws of the United Church of Christ before General Synod 2017, the UCC Board of directors supports drafting proposed amendments that would more clearly define the lines of responsibility, accountability and authority within the national leadership of the denomination.