United Church of Christ

When God is a Guy

I grew up on the formal liturgies and hymns of the Evangelical and Reformed tradition, with phrases like Thee and Thou and Hearken and O Most Merciful Father and The King Is Drawing Nigh.

Justice and Grace: A historic panel of UCC leaders share sacred stories at the CHHSM Annual Gathering

Hope, grace, and justice. These three words wound throughout an historic panel discussion by four UCC women leaders in justice advocacy March 4 at the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries' Annual Gathering in Memphis.

David Beebe, Guillermo Bergado, UCC national staffers in 1990s, are mourned

Two longtime pastors who also served in the national ministries of the United Church of Christ have died: the Rev. David Beebe, 88, and the Rev. Guillermo "Gil" Bergado, 91.

UCC churches establish protocols, preach awareness, not panic as COVID-19 cases grow

United Church of Christ leaders are sharing information with each other, listening to the latest data from world health organizations and taking directives from their local health departments to discern how best to take precautions as the coronavirus spreads across United States.

Fighting for voting rights, Georgia church is among those suing state

Along with several organizations that care about voting rights, a United Church of Christ congregation in Atlanta has brought a lawsuit alleging the state of Georgia has suppressed votes. It has turned into a long legal battle -- and votes in 2020 are at stake.

UCC Racial Justice Ministries kicks off 2020 All Church Read with March 26 webinar

United in Christ's love, a just world for all. That's the vision of the United Church of Christ. But to create that just world for all, one must dismantle racism. UCC Racial Justice Ministries, which offers resources and tools to assist that work, is sponsoring a 2020 All Church Read to address the issue of racism and whiteness, using the books of Jennifer Harvey.

Commentary: And Forgive Us Our Debts

Forgiveness is a Christian value.

UCC pastor: The cruelty of the system never ceases to sting

Welcoming the immigrant means so much more than providing shelter. After ICE denies yet another stay of deportation for a Missouri father of five, the pastor of the church which offers him sanctuary shares the sad reality of a broken immigration system.

From teen job training to prisoners coming home, Adese Fellows learn to make social good happen

A megachurch member in New York City is preparing to teach young people computer coding and job skills. A Catholic nun in New Orleans is launching a program to help prisoners reenter society. They are two of 12 "social entrepreneurs" who are learning new skills – and supporting each other – in the United Church of Christ's Adese Fellowship program this year.

In 2020, Illinois church urges village to answer the census and vote

Girls at Grace United Church of Christ in Sauk Village, Ill., recently made signs to post around town, urging people to help their community by doing two things in 2020: vote, and be counted in the U.S. census.