Just a week after UCC clergy in Chicago announced a collaborative effort that erased $5.3 million in medical debt for almost 6,000 families who live at or below poverty on the city's south side, the denomination is laying the groundwork to continue that mission in other parts of the country.
United Church of Christ Board Chair Yvette Wynn shares key action items from the board's October 2019 meeting.
A racial justice expert from the national staff of the United Church of Christ will help emcee an "action summit" in Cleveland, declaring racism a public health crisis and marking the arrival of enslaved Africans in North America 400 years ago.
An enterprising young lady in Westport, Conn., has enlisted the help of her church in her effort to assist children and adults in Honduras with dental care. Lindsey Baldwin is running a toothbrush and oral care products drive so she can personally deliver them to villagers during a mission trip in February.
United Church of Christ clergy and lay members from diverse traditions and backgrounds, plus two ecumenical partners, have been named to gather in March 2020 to start years of work on writing a UCC Manual on Church.
In the Refugee Quiz that I share with churches, one of my favorite questions is, “Under which President were the most refugees resettled to the U.S.?”
Entrepreneurs came to First Congregational United Church of Christ in Janesville, Wis., and found soil for their seeds of community hope on Saturday, Oct. 19, during a Love Your Neighbor Social Innovation Challenge – something its local, Conference and national organizers hope will spread throughout the UCC.
Almost 6,000 families on the South Side of Chicago have had their medical debt forgiven through a collaborative effort of local, Conference and national bodies of the United Church of Christ and other partners. Through church donations, $5.3 million in medical debt has been abolished.
If you belong to the United Church of Christ, you can now apply for membership in a credit union, thanks to an ecumenical partner denomination.