The Rev. Justo Gonzalez saw debt collectors harass his family when he was growing up. Now, a UCC regional leader, he is now thrilled to be part of the church's effort to relieve thousands of families of medical debt.
It dawned on United Church of Christ member Carol Matheis-Kraft that her local government had certain ways of helping low-income people, but providing affordable housing wasn't one of them. Now her Colorado church is about to welcome low-income neighbors onto land it donated to house them.
A few weeks ago the phone rang.
Volunteers from a UCC congregation in Virginia are spending a lot of time doing homework, assisting and accompanying refugee families in their community through their involvement in the Good Neighbor Project's Homework Club.
Erasing people’s medical debt – as the United Church of Christ and its partners recently did for 5,888 families on Chicago’s South Side – begs big questions about poverty, public policy and public attitudes. The Rev. Patrick Duggan, executive director of the UCC Building and Loan Fund, addresses these in this commentary, as do other church leaders in the accompanying video.
More than a dozen people with no place else to live has established a camp on the property of a UCC church in Corvallis, Ore. So, First Congregational United Church of Christ has started a "Safe Camp" ministry to host and support them.
The United Church of Christ Washington D.C. office, in partnership with the UCC General Counsel, debuts a new video resource for the Our Faith, Our Vote, campaign.
A regional chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations has honored the United Church of Christ for "standing in solidarity with the Muslim community over the years and during the dark times of the Muslim Ban in America."
United Church of Christ ministers will take time out for all kinds of creative renewal, and their congregations will have special spiritual opportunities while they're away, thanks to grants announced by the Lilly Endowment and Christian Theological Seminary. Eighteen UCC churches are among 150 congregations of various denominations that received 2019 National Clergy Renewal Program Grants.