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Former St. Louis church members celebrate rebirth on 'Homecoming Saturday'

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 2:46pm

A score of family and friends of a long-shuttered North St. Louis church return to their former neighborhood for a "Homecoming," touring the old St. James UCC campus, reborn as a home for Urban Born, a educational nonprofit for children.

UCC curriculum on White Privilege engages and encourages sacred conversations on race

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 8:00am

The United Church of Christ, anticipating an August 1 release of  "White Privilege – Let's Talk," an adult education curriculum designed to invite members to engage in safe, meaningful, substantive and bold conversations on race, is launching a series of free webinars on the subject in June, in partnership with the Center for Progressive Renewal.

Commentary: Of Blessings and Boycotts

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 1:00pm

When you give thanks for the hands that prepared your meal, remember not just those in the kitchen but everyone who helped plant, pick and package the food along the way. 

Former UCC officer, conference minister show LGBT solidarity during Methodist gathering

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 11:04am

Asked to represent the denomination as ecumenical guests, the Rev. J. Linda Jaramillo and the Rev. Walter John Boris both arrived sporting UCC rainbow comma pins. It's a gesture of solidarity with the LGBT community within the Methodist church, which is facing with issues of inclusion, ordination of LGBT ministers and same-gender marriage as it gathers in Oregon.

UCC national officer Traci Blackmon to deliver 34th Parker Lecture

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:17pm

The Rev. Traci Blackmon, acting executive minister of UCC Justice and Witness Ministries, will give the keynote address at the Everett Parker Lecture this fall in Washington, D.C.

Stillspeaking 2.0 Toolkit released to help UCC churches amp up identity online and in local communities

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 9:40am

As part of its ongoing efforts to energize the UCC brand, the United Church of Christ this week is releasing its "Stillspeaking 2.0 Toolkit" to help local churches more effectively communicate via social and traditional media, and in their local communities.

Climate actions worldwide unite activists to 'Break Free' from fossil fuels

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 7:11pm

Environmental advocates of the United Church of Christ risked more than arrest this weekend. In service to the Earth, a few of them risked their lives, taking over streets and blocking rail lines to demand that coal, oil and gas stay in the ground.

UCC leaders express solidarity with Obama Administration's 'significant guidance' letter regarding Title IX and transgender students

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 2:58pm

The United Church of Christ national officers are expressing support from the faith community for the bold public stance the Obama Administration has taken to protect the rights of transgender youth who deserve equal protection under the law in schools and other places.

A California congregation celebrates sanctuary!

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 2:39pm

A California United Church of Christ congregation threw a "Green Card" party Saturday afternoon, May 14, celebrating the promise of citizenship for a woman the church sheltered, in sanctuary, from the threat of deportation for nearly three years.

Earth Walk helps celebrate congregation's 150th anniversary

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 11:17am

A St. Louis congregation celebrated Pentecost and a milestone anniversary on Sunday, May 15, with jazz, dance, storytelling and art that affirmed humanity's global partnership as caretakers of the earth.

An Open Letter to Our Brothers and Sisters in The United Methodist Church

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 11:52am

The United Church of Christ national officers have sent a letter of support to ecumenical partners convening in the Pacific Northwest.

UCC joins call for Wendy's boycott in support of farmworker justice

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 1:28pm

The United Church of Christ is asking members to support a justice call for farmworkers by skipping the drive-through lane and boycotting Wendy's restaurants on Monday, May 23.

President Obama appoints UCC transgender leader to presidential council

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 1:02pm

Barbara Satin, a member of the United Church of Christ’s former Executive Council and a transgender leader within the denomination, was appointed to serve on President Barack Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-based Neighborhood Partnerships.

UCC activists joining global wave of action for climate

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 1:39pm

A global wave of peaceful protests over the course of 12 days is uniting climate activists in the largest civil disobedience in the history of the environmental movement.

Commentary: REPARATIONS for African Descendants… Is the U.S. there yet?

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 1:00pm

Recently I was in a denominational business meeting where someone asked, “What mission projects can we do together? Anyone familiar with the United Nations campaign ‘International Decade for People of African Descent?’” 

Forging connections one phone call at a time

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 8:00am

Members of the United Church of Christ national staff are making hundreds of phone calls as part of a project to forge deeper connections between local UCC churches and denomination's headquarters.

Shared experiences lead to a standing ovation on Mother's Day

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 1:47pm

In a small farm community in southern Illinois on Mother's Day, a UCC congregation gave a standing ovation to a woman from India who shared her faith journey as a Muslim in today's world.

'The Amazing Race' taking giant leap from UCC's Angelus Plaza

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 12:05pm

United Church of Christ-related Angelus Plaza, the nation's largest affordable housing community, will be featured in the season finale of CBS's The Amazing Race, where contestants will bungee leap off the downtown Los Angeles skyscraper.

Florida Conference's new headquarters a green space inside and out

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 3:25pm

Month by month, the Florida Conference of the United Church of Christ is making its corner of Orlando, Fla., a little greener.

Commentary: Asian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage in the United States

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 1:00pm

During May, we celebrate the heritage of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in the United States.