United Church of Christ

New York congregation says, 'End the insanity'

A New York congregation issues "A Call to National Sanity," creating a moving video message and a silent witness on the the church lawn.


Don Sevetson, retired Conference Minister, pastor, author, dies at 85

The Rev. Donald J. Sevetson, who served for 16 years as Conference Minister of the United Church of Christ's Central Pacific Conference and pastored churches in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Hawaii, died in hospice care Wednesday, July 31, in Portland, Ore. He was 85.


As ever, UCC ministers among those responding to mass shootings

United Church of Christ ministers were among those giving public voice to grief and a desire to end violence in the aftermath of mass shootings Aug. 3 and 4 in El Paso, Tex., and Dayton, Ohio.


UCC leaders call for action to end gun violence now

After two mass murders in just over 13 hours that left 29 people dead and scores injured in Texas and Ohio, the President of the United States echoed the call that religious leaders and gun violence prevention advocates have been sounding for years: It’s time for swift bipartisan action to address the national epidemic of gun violence.

United Church of Christ leaders think the U.S. needs to go a step further. They issued a call to action, to make gun violence prevention a prominent campaign issue – in addition to offering prayers for victims, their families and the nation.


UCC pastors, churches featured in new movie, online video

United Church of Christ ministers and congregations play prominent roles in two current documentaries about progressive religion: a feature-length film, "American Heretics," on Oklahoma City's Mayflower Congregational Church, and a shorter video news piece on immigration policy in Arizona.


Commentary: Shall We Gather at The Table?

One of the things I love most about the United Church of Christ is the professed wideness of our table.


Hip-hop pastor-scholar to give UCC lecture on media justice Oct. 17

A Chicago pastor who is also a hip-hop artist and seminary teacher will give the Everett C. Parker Ethics in Telecommunications Lecture Thursday, Oct. 17, in Washington, D.C.


Banners outside Long Island church call for respect, love for all people

A New York congregation is prominently displaying banners on church property that encourage respect for all people as part of its covenant and commitment to justice and liberty for all.


Commentary: Thanks for the inspiration

A $600 grant from the United Church of Christ has planted a growing ministry in the California desert.


Miami church transformed by Honduran family's short-term sanctuary stay

A Miami congregation lived into its commitment as a sanctuary church recently and came away forever changed. As the Rev. Laurie Hafner, senior pastor of Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ said, "This is a ‘rubber meets the road' kind of church."