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The National Officers of the United Church of Christ are lauding President Obama's decision to resume full diplomatic relations with Cuba, which includes opening a United States embassy in Havana for the first time in more than a half-century.
Surprised by the news this week that the United States would end five decades of sanctions against Cuba, leaders of the United Church of Christ are looking forward to an opportunity to work more closely partners from the island nation.
UCC congregations engage with homeless residents during coldest months and throughout the year.
It is hard to feel not afraid in a world so in need of hope, of peace, but let me offer what I experience as a sign of hope for all of us. That chorus of angels is filling the streets of Ferguson and New York.
First Congregational United Church of Christ is located in the heart of the small town of Crete, Neb., so when disaster strikes, the church is always one of the first groups to open its doors and lend a hand.
To urge the congregation to be active in the reflection and contemplation of Advent, Park Avenue Christian Church United Church of Christ has launched a living Advent calendar, which offers a new reflection to ponder each day of the season.
A decision by the Pension Boards-United Church of Christ, Inc., will allow the transgender community access to broader insurance coverage at the turn of the New Year. The new benefit will make the United Church of Christ one of the first mainline churches to offer coverage for transgender-specific health services and other treatment related to gender transition.
Special UCC services offer support for those who are alone or experiencing pain in their lives during the holiday season.
The nation’s capital has been the center of public demonstrations about police shootings, school shootings and calls to address racism and gun violence in the last few days.
Churches of the United Church of Christ in the Washington, D.C., area are assembling with ecumenical partners on Friday night to join arms in a massive prayer vigil of love and light for justice.
New York-area ministers of the United Church of Christ are part of an ecumenical community voice calling for justice and end to police violence. A pastoral letter to the mayor and city council, signed by 109 faith leaders from New York, takes aim at a lack of accountability and implores elected leaders to reform the police department to rebuild trust between law enforcement and the public.
Twenty students and teachers from Mexico's Proyecta 100,000 Program are wrapping up an intensive four-week English language program at the United Church of Christ-affiliated Dillard University in New Orleans.
If God had waited for a perfect world to come to us incarnate, God would still be waiting. That is the miracle.
Following the belief that torture is a violation of the image of God and it is never justified, leaders of the United Church of Christ are joining countless voices from the faith community condemning the CIA’s sanction of the brutal use of torture—in some cases nearly drowning and depriving detainees of sleep, sometimes for days and weeks at a time.
A little more than a year after a typhoon killed more than 6,000 people in the Phillippines, the island nation is recovering from another in Typhoon Hagupit. As in 2013, the United Church of Christ is already stepping in to assist the relief and recovery effort.
During the course of the Authorizing Ministry for the 21st Century (AM21) gathering in Savannah, it became apparent that not only were we engaged with ministry matters (noun) but also that ministry matters (verb).
UCC ministers, co-pastors of a small congregation in Brooklyn are fueling a movement and paying it forward. It started with a one small banner that proclaimed "Black Lives Matter."
During an Advent gathering to envision the future of ministry in the 21st century, 140 leaders of the United Church of Christ released a letter to the church addressing the racism they see in cases in Ferguson, New York and Cleveland. A message of outrage this holy season calling for accountability and justice for all people.
Next summer, delegates and visitors attending General Synod 2015, June 26-30 in Cleveland, can learn about a variety of topics through the biennial event’s 24 different workshops.
Representatives of the United Church of Christ and other faith groups will gather in Washington, D.C., beginning Tuesday, Dec. 9, to be a voice for the country's immigrants currently living in sanctuary.