United Church of Christ

Conference Ministers tour sacred sites in Alabama in a group commitment to racial justice

Thirty United Church of Christ Conference Ministers, along with national officers John Dorhauer and Karen Georgia Thompson, shared an immersion experience around racism and racial justice in Alabama, touring several sacred sites forged in the struggle for equal rights.


Commentary: Road Work Ahead

The Gospel of Luke records the parable of the Good Samaritan, the story a man who has been assaulted by robbers and left to die on Jericho Road.


UCC Conference, congregations raise Thanksgiving gift in three-week campaign to fund Immokalee land buy

The Florida Conference United Church of Christ and its congregations, with support from UCC Justice and Local Church Ministries, is giving a longtime partner a special gift this Thanksgiving.


UCC medical debt recipient pays blessings forward at Thanksgiving

One of the almost 6,000 Chicagoans who had medical debt forgiven by the United Church of Christ came to Trinity UCC to say thank you and to pay the kindness forward.


Racist Syracuse campus incidents draw statement, offer from UCC New York Conference

Responding to reports of a dozen November incidents of racism at Syracuse University, the New York Conference of the United Church of Christ has called for action by university leaders, offered to help create campus conversations on racism and white privilege, and invited churches to an online "Prayer and Share" service Nov. 24.


Massachusetts congregations welcome, support, accompany Honduran family

UCC immigration justice advocates in Massachusetts are putting their faith in action, supporting and accompanying a single mom from Honduras and her three sons sent to the Boston area from Arizona.


First Transgender Day of Remembrance service in NW Connecticut draws 70

Rural northwest Connecticut never had a Transgender Day of Remembrance observance before. This year a United Church of Christ minister and interfaith colleagues created one. To their surprise, 70 people showed up.


Arizona interfaith prayer service calls for end to criminalization of humanitarian aid to migrants

Religious leaders of several faith traditions united to oppose the criminalization of compassion outside the federal courthouse in Tucson, Ariz., Wednesday in support of Dr. Scott Warren. He is being tried for the second time this year for providing humanitarian aid to migrants in the desert.


ONAs have more members, fewer closures than other UCC churches, study finds

Recent United Church of Christ studies show ONA congregations – those that are publicly open and affirming to LGBTQ people – are attracting, on average, more new members and are less likely to close than the UCC average. "The results refute the 'urban legend' that UCC churches typically lose money and members when they vote to become ONA," said Andy Lang, executive director of the UCC Open and Affirming Coalition.


CHHSM joins UCC medical debt abolishment effort

The United Church of Christ effort to relieve thousands of low-income families of medical debt just got a generous boost from the Council for Health and Human Services Ministries, UCC.