United Church of Christ

Church leaders urge education, caution and common sense as U.S. coronavirus cases increase

As new cases of the coronavirus are reported in other countries and across the U.S., UCC leaders are urging education, caution and common sense sharing a few basic guidelines to enable congregations and other UCC organizations to find useful, relevant information to plan their course of action.

Cuba trip continues 40 years of UCC bridge-building despite US sanctions

Continuing a tradition that goes back 40 years, a group of 24 travelers from the UCC spent 10 days touring Cuba, meeting its people and learning about U.S. government policies that isolate the island and the communal ties that bind our two countries.

Commentary: My Civil Rights Excursion

Recently, I went on a civil rights tour with my colleagues to Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama.

Quoting Isaiah, UCC study lists 'Toxic 100' air polluters and calls for action

Armed with data from a respected research firm, the UCC today posted a map of "super polluters" on the web. It is part of a report titled "Breath to the People: Sacred Air and Toxic Pollution" -- and it calls for action.

Research in UCC pollution study comes from well-known environmental watchdog

The research in the UCC's new environmental report, "Breath to the People: Sacred Air and Toxic Pollution," was done by a respected nonprofit based in the nation's capital and founded by former staff members of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Detroit church hosting presidential candidate night and urging census, redistricting participation

In Detroit, presidential election years are a special kind of busy at Fellowship Chapel, United Church of Christ, ranging from hosting a presidential candidate forum to getting people involved in the 2020 census and in redrawing legislative district lines.

Commentary: Everyone Counts!

It is unlikely many of us have escaped the signs that we are in full-steam election-season mode, but this year’s census—and its significance— may be less apparent.

Southern New England Conference goal - 100% participation in drive to erase medical debt

The Southern New England Conference UCC has launched its first big initiative: a drive to make a difference in the lives of those saddled by medical debt in the poorest cities in the region.

Iowa, New Mexico churches honored as 'Cool Congregations'

Two United Church of Christ congregations have been recognized for taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint while keeping the issues of climate change in front of their community.

In an era of violence, UCC churches take protective steps

In an era when shootings and other violent attacks have become all too common in houses of worship, United Church of Christ congregations and institutions are taking precautions – in some cases, with government help.