United Church of Christ

From the UCC Board: Key Action Items, October 2019

United Church of Christ Board Chair Yvette Wynn shares key action items from the board's October 2019 meeting.

UCC racial justice expert to emcee '400 Years' summit session Nov. 8

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.

Churches install solar panels as flat-out article of faith, witness

St. John United Church of Christ, Freeport, Ill., and First Congregational UCC, Walla Walla, Wash., are the latest of some 90 UCC congregations that have gone solar, welcoming lower energy costs but equally motivated by faith.

Connecticut church supports teen’s dental-supplies drive for Hondurans

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.

20 clergy, lay members named to start years of work on UCC Manual on Church

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.

Commentary: Legislating Injustice

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.?”

In 'Shark Tank'-like challenge, UCC supports community-minded Wisconsin entrepreneurs

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.

UCC forgives millions in debt in Chicago, announces national effort

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.

Lutheran credit union now offers accounts, services to UCC members

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.

Media justice honorees stress importance of 'remembering our stories'

Three media justice advocates stressed the importance of retelling stories—and telling them accurately—at the 37th Annual Everett C. Parker Ethics in Telecommunications Lecture and Awards Breakfast Oct. 17 at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Washington, D.C. The event is sponsored by the UCC's national media justice ministry, the Office of Communication, Inc.