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Sonoma congregation offering neighbors welcome home after wildfires

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:09am

As scores of Northern Californians are being allowed go home to put their lives back together after deadly wildfires, members of a Sonoma UCC congregation, many of them returning evacuees, plan to go out into their neighborhoods as the hands and feet of Jesus.

Loving interfaith community in Kansas stands together against suspected anti-Semitism

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 6:32pm

What was thought to be a hate crime in a Kansas college town brought more than 200 people of many faiths together for a meal Wednesday night in a huge display of support for the local Jewish community.

Commentary: Living out the Three Great Loves through Just Policies

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 1:00pm

As people of faith, members of the United Church of Christ are committed to loving creation, our neighbors and children.

Rebekah Choate named Global Ministries Associate for Global Advocacy and Education

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 9:16am

Global Ministries welcomes Rebekah Choate as the new Associate for Global Advocacy and Education.

Raleigh church offers sanctuary to father of four

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:08am

A North Carolina father of four entered the sanctuary of a Raleigh UCC congregation, just days after Winston Salem mother of three was able to leave the protection of a UCC Greensboro church and resume a normal life.

Deadly California wildfires spare UCC churches, devastation displaces thousands

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:33pm

United Church of Christ members reach out to others affected by deadly wildfires devastating several Northern California communities, amid prayers for their safety and offers of assistance.

Wisconsin congregation and neighbors raise relief money for Puerto Rico

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 9:39am

A small southwest Wisconsin community rallies around its local UCC congregation and helps raise thousands of dollars for hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico.

Elmhurst College pledges to support Dreamers during DACA debate

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 1:00pm

Elmhurst College pledges to support Dreamers during DACA debate, and encourages other UCC affiliated institutions to join in.

Reorganization around mission realigns UCC national setting

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 12:06pm

A reorganization of the United Church of Christ national offices was announced on Oct. 5, consolidating the departments of communication and philanthropy, and finance and administration. The new organizational structure also distributes oversight of the workforce among the three national officers of the church and realigns the work of Justice and Local Church Ministries.

Chicago church connects sustainable food, economic empowerment

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 9:15am

Trinity UCC's emphasis on environmental concerns is not secondary in its ministry—it flows from a green theology that shapes everything the Chicago congregation does.

UCC clergy, part of interfaith prayer vigil in Las Vegas, mourn 59 lives lost to gun violence

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 12:54pm

Three United Church of Christ ministers were part of a unity vigil Monday night in Las Vegas, a gathering of people of all faiths coming together in solidarity to mourn the 59 lives lost to gun violence.

Rev. John Dorhauer: What does it mean to be a reforming church?

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 12:44pm

A reflection from UCC General Minister and President the Rev. John Dorhauer about what it means to be a reforming church in today's world. 

North Carolina mother leaves sanctuary after deportation order cancelled

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 9:32am

A North Carolina mother of three who has been living in sanctuary in a Greensboro church with her two young sons can return to her home in Winston-Salem after a federal immigration judge cancelled her deportation order.

Rev. Traci Blackmon: It is up to US to stop gun violence

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 4:02pm

May we stop wringing our hands in helpless disbelief and satiating our hearts with false narratives of lone gunmen. Because until we do all we can to prevent such mass shootings, no gunman acts alone.

UCC national leaders, executives explore immigration and race issues during European trip

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 12:20pm

Almost a dozen executives and leaders from the United Church of Christ, recently returned from a 17-day trip in Europe, spent the journey exploring questions about what it means to be a reforming church in today's world.

UCC general minister and president responds to grief of a community, nation, after Las Vegas shooting

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 11:35am

The leader of the United Church of Christ, saddened and sickened over the loss of life in a mass shooting Sunday night in Las Vegas, offers prayers for those killed, the injured, their families, the first responders, and those who continue to provide physical and pastoral care in that community.

Commentary: No Ban, No Raids, No Wall: Sanctuary for All

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 1:00pm

"No ban, no raids, no wall."

UCC sending first round of assistance to partners in Puerto Rico

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:44pm

The United Church of Christ is sending the first of many grants to church partners in Puerto Rico on Friday, to get drinking water, first aid, and fuel to as many people as possible on the hurricane-ravaged island where life-saving supplies seem to be limited.

UCC leaders angered by White House decision to slash refugee admissions by half

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 2:06pm

United Church of Christ leaders are sharply criticizing the plan as one that lacks moral reasoning, while pledging that the denomination will continue to support refugees in the future, just as it has welcomed neighbors previously.

Clean up bucket collaboration puts more than 1000 kits in the hands of hurricane victims

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 11:15am

United Church of Christ congregations across the country are collaborating with other churches, businesses and organizations around emergency clean-up buckets, to make sure the much-needed supplies get to the people who need them in Texas, Florida and beyond.