The United States has a long history of racism, segregation, discrimination, and legalized oppression of people based on their skin color. Even today, despite progress on many fronts, economic disadvantages persist associated with race and ethnicity. Areas where this is seen most starkly are in unemployment, salaries and wages, and poverty.
Unemployment. Unemployment among African Americans is generally twice as high as for whites while the rate for Hispanics is 50% higher. This was true before the 2008 economic downturn and it is still true today. For example, in February, 2012, the unemployment rate was 14.1% for African Americans, 10.7% for Hispanics, 6.3% for Asians, and 6.5% for whites.
There are multiple reasons for the higher rate of unemployment. The Black and Hispanic workforce is younger than the white workforce (unemployment is higher among younger workers compared with older ones) and lower numbers of Blacks and Hispanics get a college degree (unemployment is higher among people with less than a college degree). But even when these factors are taken into account, large differences persist. Experts conclude that racial discrimination in the labor market continues to play a role.
Salaries and wages. Racial discrimination in employment persists, as does the “steering” of African Americans, Hispanics, and other people of color into lower-paying jobs or jobs with fewer opportunities for advancement.
Pay is tied to education levels and the prestige of the schools that someone attends. People of color are less likely than whites to graduate from college and, when they do, typically attend less prestigious schools. These differences are rooted in issues of affordability (the cost of college education has skyrocketed in recent years) and the quality of the neighborhood schools that are available to students.
But there is also discrimination in the workplace. One careful examination of whites and African Americans found that nearly 90% of occupations are racially segregated. For example, African Americans are less likely to be working in high-paying occupations, and more likely to be working in lower-paying ones, than their education and skills would indicate. The reverse is true for whites.
Poverty. African Americans and Hispanics are more likely to be poor than whites. In 2011, 10% of whites were poor, but among African Americans and Hispanics, 27% lived in poverty. However, among the poor, whites are the largest racial/ethnic group.
Poverty is the result of unemployment and low wages, and an inadequate social safety net. Since African Americans and Hispanics face higher rates of unemployment and lower wages, it is not surprising to find they are more likely to be poor.
It is a myth that poverty cannot be substantially eliminated. In the mid- to late-1990s, unemployment fell and wages at all levels of the income scale (not just at the top) were rising. The result was a dramatic fall in poverty, especially among African Americans and Hispanics. In just seven years, poverty among African Americans fell from 33% to 22% while among Hispanics is was down from 31% to 22%. However beginning in 2000, unemployment rose, wages stagnated, and poverty rose again.
Racism is present in the economy. The workings of the economy are often thought to be fair and rational. We assume firms hire and pay an employee based on his or her education. We assume poverty is intractable. But the outcomes we see tell a different story. Race and ethnicity matter. Unequal treatment that disadvantages people of color is common.
In 1967 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote: “Depressed living standards for Negroes are not simply the consequence of neglect. Nor can they be explained by the myth of the Negro’s innate incapacities, or by the more sophisticated rationalization of his acquired infirmities (family disorganization, poor education, etc.). They are a structural part of the economic system of the United States.”
- Racial discrimination in employment and “steering” of African Americans, Hispanics, and other people of color into lower-paying jobs or jobs with fewer opportunities for advancement happens routinely today, as does discrimination in banks’ decisions about loans, insurers’ willingness to issue insurance and at what price, landlords’ decisions about whether to rent to potential tenants, and real estate agents’ choices about properties to show to clients. Is the Church called to address these problems? What can we do about them?
- Someone’s level of education – whether he or she completed high school or college, for example – is a major determinant of their pay. People with more education tend to have higher wages and salaries. Generally, two groups of people with similar levels of education and experience also have similar wages and salaries. However, this is not true when people of different races are compared. What factors might explain the lower pay received by African Americans, Hispanics, and other people of color compared with Euro Americans?
- In the U.S., most people need a job to support themselves and their family. But what if there are not enough jobs for everyone? Is this a concern for the Church or is it too political? Should the nation have a policy to ensure that everyone who wants a job has one?
- We often suggest that people in low-wage jobs go back to school for more education that will allow them to get a better job. But if everyone had an advanced degree, we would still need people to do home health care, clean floors, and work in other low-wage jobs. Education can help an individual get a higher-paying job and better life, but education won’t change these low-wage jobs. Does society (do we) have a responsibility to improve, or require employers to improve, low-wage jobs? What is society’s responsibility to workers in these jobs? How can people of faith help people in low wage jobs?
The Repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery
A Biblical Reflection
As part of the implementation of the General Synod 29 resolution, the joint working group of Council for American Indian Ministries (CAIM) and Justice and Witness Ministries (JWM) offer this resource for our churches to take up with prayer. To download the study, click HERE. Additional video resources:
For an introduction to the topic, see the video clip "Discovered, or Stolen?" For the history of the Doctrine of Discovery, see here for a 18-min. presentation by Dr. Roxanne Gould, All Nations Church UCC, Minneapolis, MN. See the same video (starting at the 18:40 mark) for Doctrine of Discovery and being a "pilgrim" today, a 10-min. mediation by the Rev. Emily Goldthwaite Fries.
Many Americans grow up learning that this continent was “discovered” by Christopher Columbus. The concept of discovery, as if the land was empty prior to arrival and its indigenous inhabitants were somehow “less than” the explorers is, at its heart, racism and cultural superiority.
The doctrine of discovery, a concept of public international law expounded by the United States Supreme Court in a series of decisions, originated from various church documents in Christian Europe in the mid-1400s to justify the pattern of domination and oppression by European monarchies as they invasively arrived in the Western hemisphere. It theologically asserted the right to claim the indigenous lands, territories, and resources on behalf of Christendom, and to subjugate native peoples around the world.
The U.S. Supreme Court used the doctrine to assert that the United States, as the successor of Great Britain, had inherited authority over all lands within our claimed boundaries. This decision allowed our government to legally ignore or invalidate any native claims to property and resources. To this day courts continue to cite this legal precedent. It is still being used by courts to decide property rights cases brought by Native Americans against the U.S. and against non-Natives.
The repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery by General Synod 29 provides an invaluable teaching moment for our congregations to understand systemic and continuous impact of racism on the daily lives of indigenous peoples in the U.S.
Learn more about the Doctrine of Discovery
What is the Doctrine of Discovery?
The discovery concept has basically has two separate references. Theologically, it provided the spiritual rationale for Europeans since the times of the Crusades to conquer and confiscate other lands, including what is now the United States. There were papal documents which laid the groundwork that, later, Protestants adopted. It treated the indigenous peoples as if they were animals; they had no (European) title to the land on which they lived. Thus, the Church justified removing and killing them.
Legally, the discovery concept was written into United States law as a doctrine to deny land rights to American Indians, through the Supreme Court case known as Johnson v. McIntosh in 1823. The decision stripped American Indians from the right of their own independence, providing a rationale for taking land away from the indigenous peoples, with the support of United States federal law. As a concept of public international law, it continues to be cited as recently as 2005. The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues noted that the Doctrine of Discovery “was the foundation of the violation of their (Indigenous peoples) human rights."
Excessive poverty, teenage suicides that outpaced all other ethnicities, extreme incidences of Type II diabetes, unemployment rates that rank among the highest – these are but a few of the contemporary cultural, communal, and individual damages experienced by indigenous peoples in the U.S., due to the generational impact resulted from the legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery.
UCC Perspectives on the Doctrine of Discovery
Witness for Justice: Doctrine of Discovery
July 9, 2012
The Doctrine of Discovery: Why it still matters today
November 2, 2013
Rethinking Columbus Day according to the Revised Common Lectionary, Year A
October 12, 2014
On December 14th, 2012, the community in which I serve was plunged into trauma and grief by the events at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The cries of a heartbroken world rose up as twenty children and six educators were lost in a horrific event of gun violence. Many UCC clergy and congregations reached out to our congregation here in Newtown offering spiritual, emotional and various forms of tangible support.
One UCC laywoman who telephoned me soon after the event commented, “Things like this just should not happen.” But Sandy Hook happens every week in America. In fact, it happens several times over. Every week in the United States more than 50 of our children and youth die due to gun violence and many dozens more are injured. Most of us just aren’t paying attention.
That’s why I want to invite you, my fellow UCC brothers and sisters, to help one another and our nation to “pay attention.” Please join me in taking part in the Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath sponsored by Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, which is scheduled for the weekend of December 14-18. Commit yourself and your community to pray about, learn about and act upon an issue that is claiming far too many of our fellow citizens.
On that weekend, please remember my beloved Newtown community but also remember and honor all of the precious lives lost to gun violence. (Since President John F. Kennedy was shot, more US citizens have died in our homes, in our schools and on our streets than have died in ALL of our wars - Revolutionary through Afghanistan/Iraq - combined.)
Friends, this issue of justice reaches to the very core of our faith. According to a recent Gallup poll, 60% of all people who have recently purchased a gun listed “personal safety” as the reason for their purchase. However, statistics from the Center for Disease Control tell us that a gun in the home is 22 times more likely to be used in a homicide, injury, assault or suicide than to be used to defend oneself. The gun promises safety but far more often delivers grief.
For people of faith this is not Second Amendment issue, it is a Second Commandment crisis.
The near infatuation with the gun is moving dangerously close to becoming a full-blown worship of a false idol. We live in a time when common sense gun safety legislation - like the strengthening of our national background check system cannot pass Congress – even through nearly 90 percent of our citizens support such a law. We have allowed fear and apathy to rule when it comes to guns in America. We have allowed the status quo to become perfectly acceptable. As a result, every year 30,000 precious lives - each one created in God’s image - are added to a tally that is already far too high.
On the weekend of December 14-18 let us commit ourselves to another way of living – let us trust that “perfect love casts out all fear.” And let us follow in the way of the One we call the Prince of Peace.
Rev. Matt Crebbin
Newtown Congregational Church, UCC
To gather and provide data and research for ministry transformation.
To empower and champion innovation and change for a just world for all.
**A card is an item that usually offers the user certain types of information. For example, a playing card possesses a combination of numbers and colors that signifies its role in relation to other cards and the larger game. An index card provides notes for a speech or a recipe to make a hearty meal. The Center for Analytics, Research and Data functions in much the same way-our role is to serve as the UCC's "card" that provides both raw data and applied information to individuals, congregations, and judicatory bodies for a larger purpose.
Ms. Rachel Duncan, Administrative Assistant
- Provides general administrative support and assistance for the center
- Assists with the oversight and maintenance of the UCC Data Hub through data retrieval and verification
- Communicates with Conferences and Associations on database issues and responds to general questions
- Monitors UCC Yearbook email account
Ms. Taylor Russell, Research Specialist
- Assists with the ongoing development and execution of CARD's research agenda/schedule, including analysis, report writing, and consultations on surveys and other assessments across all Covenanted Ministries
- Coordinates the web-based communication and presence for the center, including website and social media accounts
- Functions as the primary administrator and marketer for Access UCC; monitors the Access UCC email account
- Collects financial information from conferences and data from various related organizations for Yearbook reporting
- Updates and produces Yearbook annual reports such as, clergy compensation, "5 for 5" recognition, and Special Offerings
Ms. Destiny Hisey, Associate Director
- Provides centralized oversight of the denominational Data Hub including user management and training
- Coordinates and oversees continued expansion and implementation of the Data Hub (to include lists and records maintained by national staff, conference/associations, churches, etc.)
- Convenes a data management working table across all covenanted ministries and related groups
- Serves as the managing editor of the UCC Yearbook & Directory
Ms. Erica Dollhopf, Director
- Provides leadership, vision, and supervision for the center
- Identifies emerging research and assessment needs within the United Church of Christ national setting and develops an on-going program and strategies to meet those needs; coordinates annual Statistical Reports on the state of the denomination
- Acts as a research advisor to the UCC Board and Covenanted Ministries
- Collaborates with relevant entities on selected social science research projects on new and emerging ministry issues, including ecumenical and seminary partners
- Coordinates with national, conference, association, local church, and other related settings on research and assessment-related issues
How many churches and members do we have in the United Church of Christ?
- As of December 31, 2018 we have 4,882 congregations and 824,866 members in the United States.
What is the average church size within the UCC?
- The average church size is 169 members.
What is the average worship attendance within the UCC?
- The average worship attendance size is 67.
What is a church merger?
- A church merger is when two (2) or more churches close and become one (1) new UCC church.
Where can I learn more about (OCWM) Our Church's Wider Mission?
- You can learn more here: Our Church's Wider Mission.
Where can I get a 501c3 letter for my church?
- You'll need to contact Cindy Gaffney by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our church is looking for guidance on retaining and/or archiving our records. What do you suggest?
- CARD does not provide direct assistance in this area. However, the Office of General Counsel has some information and a sample records retention policy for conferences that also applies to churches. In addition, the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston has several helpful resources for managing and archiving church records.
Can I call you and get a minister’s contact information?
- No, we do not share contact information. Please order a Yearbook and Directory or subscribe to Access UCC, and they may be listed there.
I'm looking for my great great grandmother's wedding certificate. The church no longer exists. Can you help locate the information?
- No. If the congregation is now closed, you may have luck contacting the conference office where the congregation is/was located.
Can you help me find a copy of my baptism certificate?
- We do not maintain individual church baptism records. Please contact the congregation where the baptism was performed. If this congregation is now closed, you will have to contact the conference where the congregation is/was located.
Can you help me find a UCC congregation in my area?
- Yes! Please visit our Find a Church page, which displays a searchable map of UCC congregations across the country.
Can you create a demographic report for me?
- No, we do not create demographic reports for particular geographic areas. However, many conferences use MissionInsite (http://missioninsite.com) to access comprehensive community profiles and local religious information for shaping mission and ministry. Please contact your conference to find out if they use this vital church resource or to encourage them to use this resource. You can learn more about the program and access resources and training information here.
The UCC Data Hub is the denominational, web-based database that contains all records for UCC congregations and authorized ministers. The database is managed by CARD and is used by conferences, associations, and local churches to provide directory and statistical information for the printed Yearbook, Access UCC, and Find A Church.
If you are authorized to access information in the Data Hub and need an account created, please send an email to Destiny Hisey, CARD Associate Director, at email@example.com or to Taylor Russell, Research Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Data Hub Kick-Off Webinar
This video provides an overview of the enhancements being made to the Data Hub and the overall goals of this upgrade.
Data Hub Tip Sheet
(A compilation of frequently asked questions - including tips to help you navigate the system.)
Data Hub Reports - Best Practice Guide
(A helpful guide to assist in navigating the Data Hub Reports)
WebEx Data Hub Training Video
(MANDATORY: Conference and Association staff must review this training prior to receiving access to the Data Hub.
This video provides an overall training on how to navigate and utilize the new features within the Data Hub.)
Data Hub Video Tutorials
How to Utilize the Group Management Function (New!)
(A walk through on how to create a group, add members to the group, and maintaining group records.)
The Professional Development/Training Tab (New!)
(Explains how to add, maintain, and track training/development sessions as needed.)
Adding Conference Information to the Conference Tab
(Provides a tutorial on how to update your conference and association contact information.)
How to Add a New Church
(A tutorial on how to avoid adding duplicate church records, as well as add a new church to the Data Hub.)
How to Update the Church Contact Information
(A step by step video on how to update the church contact information properly so that it may be found on the Find A Church website.)
How to Add a New Person
(A tutorial on how to avoid adding duplicate people records, as well as add a new person to the Data Hub.)
How to Add and Remove a Person from a Church
(A walk through of how to add/remove a person called to serve in various ministry settings.)
How to complete a Deceased Minister's Necrology Record
(A step by step tutorial on how to complete a deceased minister's record in the Data Hub. This process ensures a minister will be recognized in the Yearbook and Directory and Access UCC.)
How to Generate Conference and Association Reports
(Provides instructions on how to filter data in order to generate, as well as export data reports.)
How to Generate a Monthly Changes Report
(A demonstration of how to access and utilize the Monthly Changes Report for People and Churches.)
How to Smart Search for a Church
(A guide on how to use the smart search function when looking for a church record.)
How to Smart Search for a Person
(A guide on how to use the smart search function when looking for a person's record.)
How to Transfer a People Record
(A detailed walk through on the best practices for how to correctly transfer a people record from one Conference/Association to another.)
How to use the Data Hub as a Viewer
(An overview of the Data Hub features available to those with viewer privileges.)
Updating a Member in Discernment
(How to update an individual record with Member in Discernment status.)
Updating the Specialized Ministry Tab and Specialty Code for a Minister
(Provides instructions on how and when to update the specialized ministry tab. Also, instructions for updating the specialty code for a minister.)
Data Hub Information Sheets
The Necrology Guide (Updated!)
Visit the Archived Reports page for earlier statistical profiles.
- FACTs on Change and Adaptation
- FACTs on Christian Education/Faith Formation
- FACTs on Congregations and their Settings
- FACTs on Financial Stability
- FACTs on Growing Congregations
- FACTs on Ministerial Leadership
- FACTs on Mission, Identity, and Outreach
- FACTs on Smaller Congregations
- FACTs on Technology and Social Media
- FACTs on Worship
- FACTs on Young Adult Ministry
- Watch the webinar here: FACTS on UCC Congregations: Findings from the 2015 Faith Communities Today National Survey of Congregations
2019 Yearbook & Directory Statistics
(based on annual reports)
2019 Eleven Year History Reports
Reports From Around the UCC
Innovation and Inspiration: What's New in the UCC? - A resource of the CASA Ministry Team
United Church of Christ Committee on Ministry Research Report - A resource of the MESA Ministry Team
Disaster Recovery Northwest Florida (Walton)
Contact: Gabe Tischler, Catholic Charities of Florida
Emergency Management Specialist
The Disaster Event: Tropical Storm Andrea came ashore in Northwest Florida on July 2, 2013. It brought heavy winds and rain as far inland as Washington county. For the next three days, the storm produced record rainfall in Washington, Bay and Walton Counties, with Washington County receiving close to to 20 inches of rain in less than 48 hours. The large amount of rainfall caused flooding throughout the three counties. The heavy winds broke branches off of trees, causing roof damage to homes. As the ground became more saturated by the continuous rains, trees began to fall over, creating further damage to homes. To date over 40 inches of rain has been recorded in the City of Vernon in Washington County. County Emergency Management began receiving calls from homeowners who sustained damages to their homes, and 150 homes have been identified in the three counties, as needing assistance with repairs. FEMA is not providing any individual assistance to disaster survivors, therefore all of the recovery efforts are handled by faith-based organizations.
Project/Focus: Repair/Rebuild homes. Roofing in Washington county is pertinent. Gutting homes, replacing insulation, sheet rock repair and painting, flooring and other interior work also needed.
- Preparation for the trip: "Mission Trips That Matter" by Don C. Richter, Upper Room Books
- On-Site Reflection: "Meeting God in the Ruins: Devotions for Disaster Volunteers" Free copies may be ordered from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America by calling 800.638.3522 ext. 2580 (ISBN 6-0001-6788-1); pay shipping only.
- Follow-Up Action: Help your local community prepare for possible disaster and response. Be sure your congregation has a plan in case of local disaster (View sample plan). Get to know your UCC Conference Disaster Coordinator and stay involved.
Time: Arrive Sunday afternoon and depart Saturday morning. Work Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Work is expected to continue through June 30, 2013.
Accommodations: Housing for groups provided at local churches in one of the three counties; this is arranged through Hammers and Hearts. Cots and kitchen access provided. Groups bring own bedding and prepare own meals. (Some meals maybe provided by local churches.) Showers, bathrooms, and lounge room for meetings available in church buildings.
Cost: $10/day/person or $50/week/person. Costs for case management, building materials, tools, and construction supervision provided through the local long-term recovery committee. Your donations to UCC One Great Hours of Sharing® help make possible the local work of the Long-Term Recovery Committee.
Minimum Age: 18 years for roof-work; 16 years for interior and groundwork.
Group Size: 50 Maximum
Adult to Youth Ratio: 1:8 Each group should include a ration of at least 18 of skilled construction persons able to coordinate and teach others for each group. Long Term Recovery committee provides general Construction Coordinator and materials through Hammers and Hearts who will provide construction and volunteer scheduling, coordination and housing arrangements in Walton, Washington or Bay County.
Time: November 3, 2013 through March 2014
Tools: Groups should bring standard carpentry tools (hammers and cordless screw drivers, etc.) No special tools will be required. A majority of the work will be done on mobile homes. Specific questions can be directed to Hammers and Hearts the Volunteer Coordinators upon registration.
- Main Page
- List by State
- List by Focus
- List by Site Name (Alphabetical)
- List by Group Size
- List by Minimum Age
- Mission Trip Planning Ideas
- Mission Trip Resources
- Commissioning & Covenant Services
Listing in Alphabetical Order
- Alderson Ministerial Association (West Virginia)
- AMEN St. Louis (Missouri)
- Annunciation House (Texas)
- Appalachia Service Project, Inc. (Kentucky)
- Appalachia Service Project, Inc. (North Carolina)
- Appalachia Service Project, Inc. (Tennessee)
- Appalachia Service Project, Inc. (Virginia)
- Appalachia Service Project, Inc. (West Virginia)
- Appalachian South Folklife Center (West Virginia)
- Back Bay Mission (Mississippi)
- Bethlehem Farm (West Virginia)
- Border Community Alliance (Arizona)
- BorderLinks (Arizona)
- Border Servant Corps (New Mexico)
- Blue Springs Terrace (Missouri)
- Broad Street Ministry Youth Initiative (Pennsylvania)
- Camp Courageous of Iowa (Iowa)
- Camp Noah (Texas)
- Columban Mission Center (Texas)
- Deep Roots at Chairvaux Farms (Maryland)
- Disaster Recovery (Northwest Florida)
- Disaster Event (Florida)
- Disaster Recovery (Texas)
- Discovering Opportunities for Outreach and Reflection (California)
- Discovering Opportunities for Outreach and Reflection (Colorado)
- Discovering Opportunities for Outreach and Reflection (Florida)
- Discovering Opportunities for Outreach and Reflection (Georgia)
- Discovering Opportunities for Outreach and Reflection (Illinois)
Emmaus Homes, Inc. (Marthasville & St. Charles) (Missouri)
- Friends of HEPAC (Arizona)
- Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries (FIRM) (California)
- Fuller Center for Housing (Florida)
- Fuller Center for Housing (Georgia - Americus)
- Fuller Center for Housing (Georgia - Macon)
- Fuller Center for Housing (Georgia - Atlanta)
- Fuller Center for Housing (Georgia - Albany)
- Fuller Center for Housing (Indiana)
- Fuller Center for Housing (Illinois)
- Fuller Center for Housing (Kentucky)
- Fuller Center for Housing (Louisiana, Hammond)
- Fuller Center for Housing (Louisiana, Shreveport)
- Fuller Center for Housing (Louisiana, Webster Parish)
- Fuller Center for Housing (Missouri)
- Fuller Center for Housing (New York)
- Fuller Center for Housing (Idaho)
- Good Works, Inc (Ohio)
- Harvest of Hope (Various Locations)
- H.O.M.E.S. (Housing Oriented Ministries Established for Service) (Kentucky)
- Habitat for Humanity, York (Pennsylvania)
- Habitat for Humanity, San Luis Valley (Alamosa) (Colorado)
- Heifer International - Heifer Ranch (Arkansas)
- Henderson Settlement (Kentucky)
- Hiram Farm Living and Learning Community (Ohio)
- Iglesia Luterana Cristo Rey (Texas)
- Johns River Valley Camp (North Carolina)
- JOIN (Oregon)
- Just Living Farm (Washington)
- Koinonia Partners (Georgia)
- La Puente, Service Opportunities (Colorado)
- Memphis Freedom Journey (Tennessee)
- Menaul School, Albuquerque (New Mexico)
- Morgan Scott Project (Tennessee)
- North Street Mission (Ohio)
- Old First Reformed Church (Pennsylvania)
- Project Hospitality, Inc. (New York)
- Providence Experience (Rhode Island)
- Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries (New York)
- RE-MEMBER (South Dakota)
- Reach Beyond Mission (District of Columbia)
- Reach Beyond Mission (Texas)
- Rockford Workcamps (A Project of Rockford Urban Ministries) (Illinois)
- Sanctuary One (Oregon)
- Shannondale Community Center (Missouri)
- Southwest Good Samaritan Ministries (Texas)
- Simply Smiles, Inc (South Dakota)
- Society of St. Andrew (Various locations)
- Sunset Gap Community Center (Tennessee)
- The Good Shepherd UCC (Arizona)
- The Craddock Center (Georgia)
- United Church Outreach Ministry (UCOM) (Michigan)
- Urban Mission Experience-St. Louis (Missouri)
- Urban Mission Inn (Missouri)
- Washington United Church of Christ (Ohio)
- Yakama Christian Mission (Washington)
- Youth Service Opportunities Project (YSOP) (District of Columbia)
- Youth Service Opportunities Project (YSOP) (New York)