United Church of Christ

Ruby Sales to deliver Valerie Russell Lecture at General Synod

Nationally known human-rights advocate Ruby Sales, a veteran of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, will speak at a June 22 luncheon at the United Church of Christ's General Synod in Milwaukee.


General Synod Workshops address UCC mission and ministries

Delegates and visitors to the United Church of Christ General Synod will have dozens of opportunities to learn more about issues and ministries critical to the UCC as a community of faith.


Commentary: Fair Trade and Economic Justice

May 11 is World Fair Trade Day, and in many countries around the world, May 1 is celebrated as Labor Day.


Miami congregation brings Young Adult Service Communities to South Florida

Two young leaders serving Coral Gables UCC in Miami are recruiting interns, 21 to 35, for a new Young Adult Service Communities (YASC) program. Participants will work for a year with service and advocacy agencies and at the church.


Mother who took sanctuary in North Carolina church granted green card

A North Carolina mother who spent 90 days in sanctuary at Congregational United Church of Christ of Greensboro is now free to stay in the United States with her three sons. So in worship Sunday morning, Minerva Cisneros Garcia and her church family celebrated the joyous news.


Emergency resolution calls for endorsement of Green New Deal

UCC General Synod delegates could be asked to live out their love of creation when they assemble in Milwaukee in June, if they consider a late-arriving resolution which calls for the endorsement of Congress' Green New Deal Resolution (GND).


UCC issues appeal to aid African countries devastated by tropical Cyclones Kenneth, Idai

The United Church of Christ is issuing an emergency appeal to assist several countries in Africa devastated by two deadly tropical cyclones which ripped through the Southern Hemisphere just weeks apart.


UCC leader speaks of inclusion at Capitol rally

The Rev. Traci Blackmon took the stage at a rally of 100 Black Women in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to speak out in support of Rep. Ilhan Omar, and against the lies and evil which birth both Islamophobia and anti-Semitism.


UCC leader to Climate Leadership Summit: The Church is a Steward of God's creation

The General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ took the stage at the American Climate Leadership Summit, calling on people of faith to be stewards of, not minions over, God's creation.


Commentary: Are transgender seekers safe in every Open and Affirming congregation? Not yet!

At least 60% of Open and Affirming churches cannot offer “a confident and well-informed welcome” to their transgender neighbors, according to a recent survey by the ONA Coalition.