United Church of Christ

Commentary: I Refuse to Be Complicit

Several years ago, I had an opportunity to participate in an immersion program at the Sonora/Arizona border between Mexico and the United States.

Commentary: Being Always Angry

The Rev. Gordon Rankin, UCC New Hampshire Conference Minister, shares this reflection, based on his trip to sacred sites in Alabama with the Council of Conference Ministers and his ministry at Standing Rock.

Jury convicts man of murder in 2018 carjacking at Cleveland church

A Cleveland man has been convicted of murder for running over a woman while stealing her van from the parking lot of Archwood United Church of Christ in 2018.

Dorhauer: The content of our character

United Church of Christ General Minister and President the Rev. John C. Dorhauer issues a call for a return to common decency in a message to mark the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. 

UCC abolishes $12.9 million in medical debt in St. Louis, continuing national initiative

More than 11,000 families in St. Louis will soon be learning that their outstanding medical debt has been forgiven through donations from the United Church of Christ.

Ohio church hopes to rebuild from steeple collapse, through a mission of recovery

A small but determined Ohio congregation, still immersed in assessing considerable damage from an intense weekend windstorm that took down the church steeple, hopes the building collapse could eventually benefit the church’s ministry.  It’s a story of recovery in every sense of the word.

Commentary: Know Justice. Know Peace.

A few years ago, I posted something on my Facebook page that offended a friend from church. He responded vehemently.

Judge blocks Trump order that allowed local vetoes of refugee resettlement

A federal judge has blocked a presidential executive order that allowed state and local governments to veto refugee resettlement in their jurisdictions.

Chicago congregation's 'good, sacred bodies' featured in pin-up calendar

Gilead Church Chicago lifts up the sacredness of the body through a theologically-informed pin-up calendar called Word & Flesh, which features images and stories of its congregants.

'Cease,' says city; Cleveland church appeals, still welcomes the unsheltered

Buoyed by public support, a United Church of Christ congregation in Cleveland has appealed a city "cease use" order and is still providing overnight hospitality to unsheltered neighbors, saying that it is a religious activity.