Saying the names of Black people slain by police and vigilantes, more than 100 United Church of Christ youth, young adults and youth ministers began a conversation online July 28 about how to dismantle racism.Read more
In a summer when violence against Black people is commanding the nation’s attention, United Church of Christ young people have been asking to talk about racism and get organized to fight it. In response, UCC Justice and Local Church Ministries will host two virtual rallies to develop UCC youth and young adult anti-racist strategies.Read more
A megachurch member in New York City is preparing to teach young people computer coding and job skills. A Catholic nun in New Orleans is launching a program to help prisoners reenter society. They are two of 12 "social entrepreneurs" who are learning new skills – and supporting each other – in the United Church of Christ's Adese Fellowship program this year.Read more
For years, cookies have been appearing in Advent, like magic, to help fund summer mission trips for the young people of First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, in the Chicago suburb of Des Plaines, Ill.Read more
Supporting young climate-justice activists, United Church of Christ representatives led and were active in interfaith events in New York City and Washington, D.C. – and issued calls for action – during a Week of Climate Action. The week started with a worldwide Climate Strike on Friday, Sept. 20, and continues through Friday, Sept. 27.Read more
God is still speaking and so are our youth. The United Church of Christ (UCC) Scouting Working Group is committed to growing the youth of our communities into responsible citizens and inclusive leaders through Scouting programs. In the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), UCC congregations currently charter over 1,000 Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops and Venturing Crews.
Since the BSA policy changes in 2013 and 2015, eliminating the ban on gay and bisexual youth and adults in Scouting, the UCC national offices have re-engaged with the BSA. The UCC Scouting Working Group is excited to grow this partnership, encouraging and supporting new and existing Scouting programs in UCC local churches.
For more information, please contact:
Brian Conn, Chairperson
UCC Scouting Working Group