United Church of Christ

Maine church members, clergy challenge Franklin Graham's form of Christianity

More than 175 people of faith from several Christian traditions challenged the message the Rev. Franklin Graham was bringing to their Maine community on Sunday, May 19, with their own expression of inclusivity and love.


Religious pro-choice stance: not new to UCC, but urgent as ever

With abortion laws high on the public agenda, United Church of Christ leaders and ministers are reminding the world that many Christians have long supported reproductive justice and choice for women. They are speaking out on social media and at events like Stop the Ban rallies held in May 21 Washington, D.C., and in states that have passed or are considering new laws restricting or eliminating a woman’s right to an abortion.


Three new national staffers bring wide, varied experience

The national ministries of the United Church of Christ recently welcomed staff members in Open and Affirming ministries with Latinx communities, in news and in publishing.


California church uses national grant to grow migrant ministry

A United Church of Christ congregation planted in the California desert took a chance on winning a national grant to assist migrants coming into the United States and ended up doing more good than organizers even imagined.


Central New York church proclaims to be a sanctuary space

The First Congregational Church of Ithaca, N.Y., is the latest United Church of Christ congregation to publicly proclaim itself as a place of refuge for undocumented immigrants seeking the time and space to gain legal status in this country.


Arson destroys historically significant church in North Dakota

A piece of United Church of Christ and MHA Nation history is gone. Fire destroyed the former Memorial Congregational Church on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota.


Local Church Ministries assembling working group to revise Manual on Church

The United Church of Christ Faith Education, Innovation and Formation Team has put out a call across the denomination to find individuals committed to discerning the form and function of the local Church in the 21st century.


Commentary: 2 B R 0 2 B?

“To be or not to be?” These famous words by William Shakespeare pose an essential question of existence, a question that we face corporately and individually.


U.N. prize could mean more evangelism, exposure for young 'climate prophets'

The church and the world will hear from more young "climate prophets" if the United Church of Christ receives a United Nations prize for which it has been nominated.


Through Global Ministries, $64K foundation grant helps Syria's hard-hit children

Churches in Syria are getting a $64,000 boost in their work with war-stricken children and families, thanks to Global Ministries of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and a grant from the Harold C. Smith Foundation.