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At Christmas, Love Wins

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:00pm

In his Christmas Message, United Church of Christ General Minister and President the Rev. John C. Dorhauer invites all in the wider church to commit to making sure that 'Love Wins', no matter the season. 

Southern California congregation 'under siege', surrounded by raging wildfires

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 1:11pm

A UCC congregation and it community are under siege in Ventura, Calif., surrounded by raging wildfires that authorities say could get worse before they get better.

Commentary: Toward a Global Compact on Migration for the Well-Being of All

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 1:00pm

Global movements of people always have been a reality. 

Hundreds of advocates demanding action for immigrants arrested on Capitol Hill

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 9:57am

181 people from all walks of life, including two United Church of Christ ministers, were arrested on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building Wednesday afternoon in Washington, D.C., staging a sit-in in support of the immigrants known as the Dreamers.

Ohio church's community Christmas gift takes neighbors back to Bethlehem

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 9:48am

The members of a United Church of Christ congregation in Newark, Ohio offered their friends, families and community an unusual and moving gift on the first Sunday of Advent. A gift of love for neighbor, and a realistic reminder of the true meaning of Christmas.

UCC leaders call on U.S. Supreme Court to protect the rights of all people in Cakeshop case

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 5:00am

Leaders of the United Church of Christ are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to protect the rights of all people, as it hears oral arguments in the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission case. Respect for religious liberty requires recognizing diverse religious beliefs, meaning businesses open to the public must serve all.

Faith leaders revive MLK’s Poor People’s Campaign as a national organizing call to end racism, poverty

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 5:03pm

On December 4, 1967, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. announced plans for a Poor People's Campaign to organize individuals around the country to action, in a movement to end poverty, racism, and militarism in America.

UCC New Hampshire church rejoices after federal judge decision halts Indonesian deportations

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 6:00pm

It may have come the Monday after Thanksgiving, but the decision of a federal judge in Boston is bringing a lot of joy and thanksgiving to a United Church of Christ congregation in New Hampshire.

UCC DC staff warns against 'harmful' tax cut bill up for Senate debate

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 1:23pm

Senate Republicans plan to bring their tax plan to a vote Thursday night in an effort to pass a key piece of legislation during President Donald Trump's first year in office. United Church of Christ leaders believe The Tax Cut and Jobs Act will cause "enormous harm" if the "irresponsible and regressive legislation" ends up on the President's desk.

Commentary: Rewriting the Story of U.S.-Philippines Relations

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 1:00pm

The last stop on President Trump's recent Asia tour was the Philippines, where he engaged in a friendly meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte.

Erie community's Blizzard of Blankets, Sock Sunday wrap homeless neighbors in love

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 9:24am

A small Pennsylvania church, which lets space to an organization that opens its doors daily to people in the community without any place to call home, always shows a little extra love this time of year to make sure those neighbors stay warm.

A pre-Thanksgiving dinner at an Ohio church brings several groups together in community

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 5:00pm

A community of several types of people came together Tuesday for a Thanksgiving meal in the fellowship hall of an Ohio church.

The Price of Freedom?

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 1:00pm

Mass shootings aren’t the price of freedom, they are the cost of our society’s unwillingness to come to terms with its gun obsession.

UCC's 'Podcast for a Just World' connects faith, justice and community building

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:00pm

Another tool for UCC clergy, community activists, and people who want to find a way to promote justice and deepen their faith debuts with Advent, in the form of a new podcast from the Congregational and Community Engagement ministry.

Massachusetts Conference Minister one of 25 demonstrators charged at Statehouse

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:17am

The UCC Massachusetts Conference Minister was one of 25 environmental activists detained after a sit-in at the Statehouse Thursday. The group wants the governor to ban the new construction of all fossil fuel infrastructure.

UCC clergy supporting North Carolina mother once again targeted by ICE

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:01am

A North Carolina mother who spent 90 days in sanctuary in a Greensboro church until a federal judge vacated her deportation order is now in danger of beginning the deportation process again.

UCC clergy, interfaith leaders join Native People to protect sacred site in Utah

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:57am

UCC ministers, part of an interfaith religious leadership group in the West, joined forces with leaders of five Native American tribes to protect their sacred sites and save beautiful land in Utah.

Wisconsin church welcomes neighbors to take from the Blessing Box

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 9:27am

A small church in Wisconsin 36 miles south of Green Bay has a built tangible sign of love of neighbors right outside their front door. Ebenezer United Church of Christ in Chilton calls it a Blessing Box.

Retirement Housing Foundation matching gift program makes major donation to hurricane relief

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 4:00pm

The United Church of Christ's 2017 Hurricane Relief Fund received a generous gift from Retirement Housing Foundation, which helped push UCC disaster donations earmarked to assist people affected by Harvey, Irma and Maria over the $2 million mark.

Commentary: Welcome the Stranger Without Caveats or Conditions

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 1:00pm

Our call is simple, recognize humanity; welcome and care for humanity.