Our Reformed Family
Our Ecumenical Partners
Congregations of the United Church of Christ
Conferences of the United Church of Christ
Associations of the United Church of Christ
Health and Human Service Ministries, Retirement Homes
College and Universities
Historically-Related Colleges and Universities
Historically-Related Seminaries of the United Church of Christ
Seminaries of the United Church of Christ
Miscellaneous Ministries Related to the United Church of Christ
Political and Social Activism on the Web
How to Add a Link to Your Website
|Our Reformed Family|
Church of Scotland
Church of South India
Église Réformée de France
Evangelical Waldensian Church
Evangelical Reformed Church in Bavaria and Northwest Germany
Evangelical Reformed Church of Switzerland
Hungarian Reformed Church
Hungarian Reformed Church in Transylvania
Church of Lippe (Germany)
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
United Church of Canada
United Congregational Church of Southern Africa
United Reformed Church (United Kingdom)
Uniting Church in Australia
|Our Ecumenical Partners|
1 Relationships of full communion.
2 Churches Uniting in Christ.
Churches Uniting in Christ
Ecumenical Partnership—Disciples/UCC [Unofficial site]
Leuenberg Church Fellowship
National Council of Churches
World Alliance of Reformed Churches
World Council of Churches
|Health and Human Service Ministries, Retirement Homes|
Council for Health and Human Service Ministries
Mental Illness Network
UCC Disabilities Ministries
Cape Albeon Senior Living Community, St. Louis, MO
Cedar Community, West Bend, WI
St. Paul's Home and Retirement Apartments, Belleville, IL
Uplands Retirement Village, Pleasant Hill, TN
|Miscellaneous Ministries Related to the United Church of Christ|
Amistad Research Center
Association of United Church Educators
Back Bay Mission
Biblical Witness Fellowship
Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns
Colleague: Journal of Theological Reflection by UCC Pastors
Congregational Library and Archives
Council for American Indian Ministry
Council for Health and Human Service Ministries
Design for Leadership
UCC Disabilities Ministries
Faithful and Welcoming Churches
Friedens Community Ministries, Milwaukee
UCC Insurance Board
Laity Empowerment Project
Mental Illness Network
UCC Musicians Association
UCC Musicians National Network
UCC Office Support Staff Network
UCC Professional Chaplains and Counselors
Open and Affirming Congregations
Order of Corpus Christi
Outdoor Ministries, Conference Centers and Summer Camps
Pacific Islander & Asian American Ministries
Parish Nurse Ministries
Suncoast Rainbow Coalition of the Greater Tampa Bay Area
United Black Christians
|Political and Social Activism on the Web|
Action Without Borders
Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence
Coalition for Quality Children's Media
Children's Defense Fund
Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility
DATA, Debt AIDS Trade Africa
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Human Rights Campaign
Institute for Peace and Justice
Institute for Policy Studies
International League of Religious Socialists
Moving Ideas Network
The Nation [magazine]
The One Campaign
People for the American Way
Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
Religion and Socialism Commission
Soulforce: Ending Violence Against Gays and Lesbians
Voices for Justice
Welfare Working Group
World Fellowship Center
This selection of sites reflects a broad diversity of political opinion and is provided as a service to our users. Links to any website do not imply the endorsement of General Synod or the national setting of the United Church of Christ.
|How to Add a Link to Your Website|
If you represent a local congregation of the United Church of Christ, please send your website address to the Yearbook Office at email@example.com. Be sure to include the name of your church, city, and state! All other proposed links should be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Because of the volume of requests received, please be patient if there is a delay. We normally add new links every four to six weeks.
Need some help in developing a website for your congregation? Check out our Webmasters Page and the interactive Webmasters Forum.
These pages of links are provided as a service by the Proclamation, Identity and Communication Team, Office of General Ministries, United Church of Christ. The content of any linked website outside the ucc.org domain does not necessarily reflect the views of the General Synod of the United Church of Christ, the Executive Council, or the various ministries of the UCC's national setting. We strive to provide a variety of links to religious and secular resources that may be of interest to some of our users.
The UCC Web Team makes an effort to review content on an external site before adding it to our links page. However, parents should be aware that if their children follow links some distance from any website, they may eventually find content that is inappropriate for their age. We urge parents always to supervise their children's use of the web.
The Ministers for Racial, Social and Economic Justice (MRS EJ) are an association of Christian ministers that actively pursues political resolution of Racial, Social and Economic Justice issues. MRS EJ is the clergy component of the African-American historically under represented peoples of the United Church of Christ. Although it operates separately from United Black Christians, the lay component of the African-American historically under represented peoples, the two entities do sometimes work together on pronouncements within the UCC.
According to their old web page, they are a group that seeks to "address racial justice, within the structure of the church and within the world, to focus on economic justice, noting that economic denial is one facet of racism, and to give voice and power to the many social issues where people are denied justice."
United Black Christians 20th Convocation
"Lest we forget"
July 25-28, 2012
Full Registration Fee: $125
Includes The Amistad Tour, 2 lunches, 3 dinners, daily round-trip transportation from the hotel to various venues, to the airport on Saturday morning at the end of the Convocation*, registration bag and literature and more! A daily Registration Fee of $50 is also available.
• Amistad Tour
• History of the Black Church
• Powerful Preaching
• Joyful Music
• Engaging Bible Study
• Nurturing Fellowship
• Election & Installation of Officers… and more
Highlights and Schedule
UBC represents lay and clergy persons who faithfully minister in more than 278 predominately African American congregations of the United Church of Christ and those African American members in congregations that are not predominately African American.
UBC seeks to preserve our tradition as a people of faith and hope. UBC recognizes that it is the Black Church that has meant survival for African Americans on these shores. UBC affirms that it is the Black Church that will assure our continued growth, development, endurance and ultimate liberation.
UBC affirms that each of us has gifts to offer and is entitled to the full rights and privileges of the United Church of Christ.
"Remembering Our Way Into the Future" ~ Zechariah 8:4-8
United Black Christians (UBC) is an officially recognized special interest group of the United Church of Christ (UCC), providing voice and vision for more than 70,000 African Americans.
United Black Christians seeks to:
Provide voice for the African American members of the United Church of Christ
To strengthen Black churches in the UCC
To train and nurture leaders of our churches for Gospel inspired service to the Black community
To provide relevant ministry for our youth and young adults
To empower the laity for present day ministry
To create ecumenical and world wide partnership for service and evangelism
To be active advocates for liberation and racial justice at home and abroad.
To provide spiritual nurture for our members
To enhance clergy-lay ministry partnership
To provide support to African American Seminarians
National and Regional Intergenerational Leadership Development Events
Annual Anniversary Stewardship Campaign
General Synod Participation
And Much More...
Intergenerational Leadership Development
Intentional Seeding of UCC New Church Starts
Collaboration with the Council of Conference Ministers
Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Monitoring Affirmative Action in the UCC
Black Church Summit: Focus on Black Poverty
Local Church Development and Evangelism
The Good News
UBC provides intergenerational leadership in all settings of the United Church of Christ
UBC is a resource for local church ministry
UBC provides opportunities for seminarians, youth and young adults
United Black Christians
Mission Trip Opportunities within the United States
||Small seed grants encourage and support participation of groups from UCC congregations and affiliated organizations to engage in international hands-on mission and service opportunities through UCC/Disciples Global Ministries in areas of disaster, development or refugee ministries. Read More...|
|CWS Kits (Health, Baby and School kits) are needed year round for distribution in times of disasters and rehabilitation. Visit the Church World Service website for instructions on assembly and shipping kits. Read more...|
|Assist in resettling - Church World Service Affiliate office.|
All gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing are tax deductible and 100% of designated gifts go to the designated area of response. Non-designated funds also are highly encouraged. They allow One Great Hour of Sharing to address hidden and forgotten emergencies around the world.
Areas of Work
Council for Hispanic Ministries (CHM) is an autonomous body working cooperatively with Council Regions and Associations, Conferences, and Ministries of the UCC to promote its work among Hispanics/Latinos/Latinas in the United States of America, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and other nations of the Caribbean, Central and South America.
The Council for Hispanic Ministries:
• Promotes its mission within the United Church of Christ;
• Monitors boards and ministries of the United Church of Christ that deal with concerns and issues of significant importance to Hispanic people;
• Enhances the international, intercultural, and interfaith dialogue among its constituencies.
• Assists in the spiritual, theological and worship experience that honors the context and culture of its members and congregations.
Mission trip grants
One Great Hour of Sharing supports programs internationally for sustainable development, emergency relief, refugee advocacy and resettlement, and disaster preparedness and response. Mission Trips must be coordinated through Global Ministries and must provide a response to a stated need in one of the beforementioned areas.
How to apply
Contact and coordinate with the Global Ministries People-to-People (UCC and Disciples of Christ)Program Office for a list of acceptable projects located outside the U.S. and Canada. The People to People Program is based in Indianapolis. Phone Number 1-317-713-2579.
Complete the One Great Hour of Sharing Mission Trip Application that includes information about the nature of the project, date of the project, number of participants, name of sponsoring congregation or body, and a brief statement as to how the project is seen as an extension of One Great Hour of Sharing's purpose and priorities.
When possible, applications for partner grants should be made to the Global Sharing of Resources Office by December 1 of the year prior to the trip.
Priority will be given to projects that are coordinated through Global Ministries. Priority will also be given to projects that have not received a grant in the previous three years.
Grants will normally be made for up to $500. Grants will be directed to the sponsoring congregation. Grants should normally be used for materials and supplies or for financial assistance to persons who otherwise would not be able to participate.
All groups should remember that One Great Hour of Sharing funds have been entrusted to Wider Church Ministries to use wisely, responsibly and compassionately to bring help and hope to people severely impacted by disaster, poverty, hunger, and other humanitarian deprivations.
All gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing are tax deductible and 100% of designated gifts go to the designated area of response. Non-designated funds are encouraged. They allow One Great Hour of Sharing to address future hidden and forgotten emergencies around the world.
For all of you are the children of God. —Galatians 3:28
Each person is created in the image of God. But whenever we devise, maintain or perpetuate systems and structures that oppress people based on race and/or ethnicity, we interfere with God's purpose and the opportunity for all God's children to be fully who they are created to be. Racism is an affront to God.
Racism is racial prejudice plus power. It is rooted in the belief that one group has racial superiority and entitlement over others. Its power is manifested in every institution and system, both nationally and internationally, which was historically established and continues to function to benefit one group of people to the disadvantage of other groups. Awareness and education will help us to become anti-racist individuals and foster the development of anti-racist systems and institutions that can eliminate privilege for some and oppression for others.
The United Church of Christ and its predecessor churches have made a priority commitment to supporting policies and structures that make real our Christian commitment to racial justice. The UCC's emphasis means more than simply challenging personal prejudices, but involves a commitment to in-depth analysis of societal policies and structures that either work toward the elimination of racism or perpetuate it.
During General Synod 23 an addendum was added to 1993 Pronouncement calling the UCC to become a Multiracial, Multicultural Church. The addendum called the UCC to also become an "Anti-Racist" denomination. In doing so, we encourage all Conferences and Associations and local churches of the UCC to adopt anti-racism mandates, including policy that encourages anti-racism programs for all UCC staff and volunteers.
Baptism, Eucharist, and Ministry -- historic step by divided Christian churches towards a common understanding
In 1982 the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches (WCC) published an historic theological statement titled "Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry" (BEM). The statement represents years of ecumenical study and dialogue on the the church's sacraments and offices of ministry. BEM explores what can be affirmed together by Christian churches of several (and historically separated) traditions—including churches of the Reformed, Lutheran, Methodist, Anglican and Orthodox families. It also recognizes that much more work remains before these traditions as they explore the many different accents in sacramental life and the understanding of ministry in the Body of Christ.
In 1985, General Synod received and committed itself to further study of the BEM statement. Both the BEM text and General Synod's response are available here, along with links to other WCC resources.
|Links to Resources|
Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry Statement [WCC website]
Faith and Order pages [WCC website]
General Synod action on BEM
UCC response to BEM