April 12, 2017
A hate crime during Holy Week has only strengthened the resolve of a UCC congregation in Virginia to 'be the church' open to all, a place of welcome that proclaims love of neighbor.
How are UCC churches living into the commitment to work for a Just World for All? That's the central question General Minister and President John Dorhauer is now gathering responses to, during a 'Listening Tour' in anticipation of General Synod in late June.
April 10, 2017
A pair of deadly attacks in Northern Egypt, just hours apart, have shaken Egypt's Christian community as it marked the beginning of Holy Week. The United Church of Christ is strongly condemning the violent acts of terrorism on April 16.
April 7, 2017
A brand new church in the Chicago neighborhood of Rogers Park has not yet celebrated its first weekly worship service, but it is already attracting a lot of people and attention.
The United Church of Christ is seeing a growing interest among congregations in sanctuary, in learning more about the sanctuary movement. Just ask UCC General Counsel Heather Kimmel. Since the presidential election, she’s been answering a lot of questions about it.
April 6, 2017
Jesus wept. Jesus also healed.
April 5, 2017
Partisan politics have no place in the pulpit. And the United Church of Christ, along with nearly 100 other religious organizations, wants to keep it that way by urging Congress to preserve the "Johnson Amendment" limiting churches' political activities.
April 4, 2017
The United Church of Christ national office is joining other Ohio corporations and businesses in a coalition working to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in the state where the church is headquartered.
The Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ is planning to welcome the wider church to General Synod 31 like never before. The conference is offering six special events that take place before or after General Synod 2017 in Baltimore June 30 through July 4, as a way to introduce people to all that the Maryland area has to offer.
April 3, 2017
A UCC congregation in Buffalo, New York is heeding the call to build a just world for all as a place of sanctuary, enabling immigrants to find refuge and resources on their way to new lives in Canada.