United Church of Christ

UCC issues appeal to aid African countries devastated by tropical Cyclones Kenneth, Idai

The United Church of Christ is issuing an emergency appeal to assist several countries in Africa devastated by two deadly tropical cyclones which ripped through the Southern Hemisphere just weeks apart.


UCC leader speaks of inclusion at Capitol rally

The Rev. Traci Blackmon took the stage at a rally of 100 Black Women in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to speak out in support of Rep. Ilhan Omar, and against the lies and evil which birth both Islamophobia and anti-Semitism.


UCC leader to Climate Leadership Summit: The Church is a Steward of God's creation

The General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ took the stage at the American Climate Leadership Summit, calling on people of faith to be stewards of, not minions over, God's creation.


Commentary: Are transgender seekers safe in every Open and Affirming congregation? Not yet!

At least 60% of Open and Affirming churches cannot offer “a confident and well-informed welcome” to their transgender neighbors, according to a recent survey by the ONA Coalition.


The Pilgrim Press unveils new logo, website, plans for Synod presence

The Pilgrim Press, the publishing arm of the United Church of Christ with a legacy that dates back 400 years, is getting a new look, launching a new website, issuing new books, and planning a major presence at the UCC General Synod in June.


UCC leader offers prayers, words of grief and solidarity following Congregation Chabad shooting

Following the Saturday shooting at a California synagogue, the latest incident of terrorism by a white supremacist, the Rev.Traci Blackmon, UCC Associate General Minister of Justice and Local Church Ministries, offers words of grief, solidarity and prayer.


Several social justice projects to engage Synod 2019 participants

On Saturday, June 22, General Synod organizers hope to see hundreds of UCC volunteers spread out in service around Milwaukee, Wisc., sharing the denomination's love of neighbor, love of children and love of creation.


Commentary: Truth

I call upon all settings of the church to spend the next year uncovering new truth.


New, unified Conference in New England will have new leader

The current Conference Ministers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island have each announced that they will not put their names into consideration to take on leadership of the new, unified conference.


Celebrating Easter – and God's Call – on Omaha's Tri-Faith Commons

A Nebraska congregation had multiple reasons to rejoice this Easter. Countryside Community Church (UCC) in Omaha celebrated the resurrection in its new sanctuary on a campus that is also home to a synagogue and a mosque.