United Church of Christ

Global colleagues express love for 'relationships' man, Jim Moos

Staff colleagues and ecumenical partners from around the world are sending love and well wishes to a United Church of Christ executive ending his service to the national church at the conclusion of General Synod in Milwaukee in June.


Commentary: The Year of the Return

Chiseled on the wall nearing the exit of Elmina Slave Castle in Ghana are these words:


Pennsylvania church's Circles of Love are changing lives

A rural UCC congregation in Pennsylvania is enabling neighbors living in poverty to overcome the barriers and the issues that keep them in poverty, through a program called Circles of Love.


Burning of UCC rainbow banners in St. Louis far from a first, still disturbing

United Church of Christ "God is Still Speaking" rainbow banners were found burning in an alley behind an LGBTQ-welcoming bar in St. Louis just before midnight June 3. Both almost certainly came from a theft at Kirkwood UCC, an Open and Affirming congregation, where a young man cut down and stole banners that same evening. While police investigate, the congregation is responding with courage and love.


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

Religious leaders of several faith traditions unite to oppose the criminalization of kindness outside the Tucson federal courthouse. This June 5 prayer service in support of Dr. Scott Warren, who faces up to 20 years in prison for providing humanitarian aid to migrants in the desert.


UCC comes out for Pride in the CLE

The United Church of Christ was well represented at Cleveland's kickoff to Pride month, 'Pride in the CLE,' on a sunny Saturday, June 1.


'Resolution Center' to offer online updates from UCC Synod

If you want to familiarize yourself with 2019 United Church of Christ General Synod resolutions, or follow them through the review and voting process June 21-25, a new online "Resolution Center" can help.


UCC churches, clergy reach out in response after tornadoes in Ohio, Kansas

Every day for the last two weeks, people in some part of the United States have been living under a threat of tornadoes. In Ohio Monday night, a number of twisters touched down, converging on the Dayton area. Tuesday, an extremely powerful storm tore through communities in Kansas. In both ravaged locales, UCC members jumped to action to help impacted neighbors and strangers, soon to be friends.


National offices announce MESA team leader, new generosity officer

The United Church of Christ has promoted a member of its national ministry-issues staff to lead a team in Justice and Local Church Ministries and added a new part-time generosity officer to the Office of Philanthropy, Technology, Identity and Communication (OPTIC).


Commentary: Are You Really Pro-Life?

Earlier this month, Alabama signed into law a bill that severely restricts women’s right to have a safe abortion. Some describe this law as part of a “pro-life” stance, based on their personal interpretation of scripture, life experience, or understanding of science and society.