United Church of Christ

Florida disaster teams preparing for Dorian

As an increasingly dangerous Hurricane Dorian approaches the U.S. mainland, UCC’s Florida Conference and UCC Disaster Ministries’ long-term recovery work sites in Florida — the result of  Hurricanes Matthew, Irma and Michael — are reaching out to their clients and constituents with preparedness information.


Pajamas outside D.C. area church bring attention to plight of migrant children

A United Church of Christ congregation in Arlington, Va., is provoking thought with a visible call to action exhibited on the church lawn. Hundreds of children's pajamas are hanging on clothes lines above photos of migrant children who died in the custody of the U.S. immigration system.


UCC, Muslim leaders urge limits on presidential travel bans

United Church of Christ and Muslim leaders have urged a key U.S. senator to support a bill that would lift a ban on travel to the United States and limit presidential authority to order such bans.


Tearful mother-daughter reunion celebrated by North Carolina churches

There was a joyful reunion in a North Carolina airport late Wednesday night when a 14-year- old girl battling leukemia was in her mother's arms for the first time in months.


Commentary: Love Is Justice Embodied

According to Omid Safi, “love is justice embodied.


Young women find ‘family’ at Ohio church camp

For three college students from Puerto Rico, a stint as program staff at the UCC Ohio Conference’s Templed Hills Camp this summer was so much more than a job to make pocket money for the coming school year.

 


North Carolina churches work to reunite young cancer patient with mom detained at the border

A 14-year-old girl is fighting cancer in a North Carolina hospital with just her brother at her side and UCC church members and friends to comfort her. Her mother is being denied entry to the United States and has spent months at the Mexican border trying get across to get to her.


At N.H. detention center, coffin-bearing marchers protest U.S. policies

United Church of Christ people were among activists from four New England states – and from several religious traditions – who walked long miles to a federal detention center in Dover, N.H., protested U.S. immigration policies and waved to appreciative detainees.


'Evicted' prompts UCC action that keeps Indy families housed

The book "Evicted" and a General Synod speech have inspired United Church of Christ members in Indianapolis to keep two families from losing their home – and to start a fund to do more of the same.


Harm reduction ministries welcome drug users, save lives

People who use drugs may not come to mind immediately when United Church of Christ members think of values like Extravagant Welcome or Love of Neighbor. A growing community of UCC people is working to change that.