United Church of Christ

UCC in the News Archive

UCC Pilgrim Firs Camp set up as COVID-19 recovery center
https://www.kitsapsun.com/story/news/2020/03/25/kitsap-county-sets-up-two-recovery-centers-prepares-covid-19-hit-homeless/5083637002/

Ohio churches go virtual as in-person services are cancelled
https://chroniclet.com/news/207738/churches-go-virtual-as-in-person-services-are-canceled/

UChicago medicine nurses demand protective equipment as crisis grows
https://www.chicagomaroon.com/article/2020/3/23/uchicago-medicine-nurses-demand-protective-equipme/

As coronavirus keeps parishioners homebound, Christian clergy debate online Communion
https://religionnews.com/2020/03/27/as-coronavirus-keeps-parishioners-homebound-christian-clergy-debate-online-communion/

UCC minister: Crisis can help us reorient what we prize
https://sojo.net/articles/crisis-can-help-us-reorient-what-we-prize

'Zoombombing' comes for houses of worship
https://religionnews.com/2020/03/30/zoombombing-epidemic-comes-for-houses-of-worship/

Massachusetts church offers a helping hand and a ready ear to those in need
https://boxborough.wickedlocal.com/news/20200326/united-church-of-christ-congregational-boxborough-offers-helping-hand-and-ready-ear-to-those-in-need

Faith over fear: How churches are helping their congregations despite service cancellations
https://chicagodefender.com/faith-over-fear-how-churches-are-helping-their-congregations-despite-service-cancellations/

Residents keep the faith in times of trouble
https://www.yourvalley.net/surprise-independent/stories/residents-keep-the-faith-in-times-of-trouble,150199

Ohio faith communities and the coronavirus
https://www.ideastream.org/programs/sound-of-ideas/faith-communities-and-the-coronavirus-ciff-update

Minnesota church joins local foundation to distribute supplies
https://www.hometownsource.com/sun_patriot/st-john-s-joins-his-house-foundation-to-distribute-supplies/article_57099708-6e9b-11ea-a3fe-27038d39cc89.html

Coronavirus increases need for and hampers efforts of North Dakota food pantries
https://www.inforum.com/lifestyle/health/5015547-Coronavirus-increases-need-for-and-hampers-efforts-of-area-food-pantries

He preaches the gospel of climate justice
https://grist.org/fix/he-preaches-the-gospel-of-climate-justice/

Illinois church donates 180 masks to local clinic
https://www.bcrnews.com/2020/03/25/prepared-for-a-disaster-and-glad-they-were/aj78rgk/

Ohio church opens doors for everyone, no questions asked
https://www.morningjournal.com/news/lorain-county/vermilion-church-opens-doors-for-everyone-no-questions-asked/article_78c9d580-648f-11ea-817e-032fe846e69c.html

UCC pastor: The story The NY Times should have told
https://06880danwoog.com/2020/03/25/rev-alison-patton-the-story-the-ny-times-should-have-told/?fbclid=IwAR3EDNR0aorFA3FFRZ3VlNp7GjfZShZ91xCC6HFm2e_i41xp4ZAuuPuSMqQ

N.H. minister: We’ve been here before
https://www.sentinelsource.com/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/remember-we-ve-been-here-before-by-rev-cynthia-bagley/article_41ad29f3-e90b-56a3-ad49-be63ff35d0ee.html

Missouri ministers offer encouraging words during pandemic
https://www.sedaliademocrat.com/free/ministers-offer-encouraging-words-during-pandemic/article_2bdeef32-6f0a-11ea-b959-e73ce421b980.html

Keeping the Faith: Massachusetts churches go digital during viral crisis
https://cruxnow.com/church-in-the-usa/2020/03/keeping-the-faith-churches-go-digital-during-virus-crisis/

Washington community calls on faith leaders for message of unity
https://www.bellevuereporter.com/news/king-county-calls-on-faith-leaders-for-message-of-unity/

California religious leaders call for unity and humanity in response to COVID-19
https://lasentinel.net/covid-19-religious-leaders-call-for-unity-and-humanity.html

Faith through Facebook: Connecticut clergy gather to deliver an electronic message of hope
https://www.thewesterlysun.com/news/covid-19/faith-through-facebook-local-clergy-gather-to-deliver-an-electronic/article_31d9b5b8-6ddc-11ea-aa3c-8f412d60c201.html

Vermont homeless shelters scramble for capacity as COVID-19 spreads
https://www.vpr.org/post/homeless-shelters-scramble-capacity-covid-19-spreads#stream/0