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Hawaiian youth working now to make NYE 2016 trip reality

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 9:00am

In the spirit of Ohana, a group of young people from the island of Oahu have made a down payment on a trip that will bring them to the mainland and the National Youth Event at Walt Disney World next summer. 

Boston church links Advent and climate change to proclaim peace, justice

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 9:24pm

A Boston congregation of the United Church of Christ is building the season of Advent around climate care as a reminder of the hope brought each year through the celebration of Christ’s birth on Christmas. Church of the Covenant will explore how faith empowers its members to face fear and work for peace through climate justice.

Holiday Spirit

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 11:00am

I recently had a conversation with someone lamenting the powerlessness she felt in the face of recent events.

Extravagance UCC to share hope, joy of Advent with 90-second sermons

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 3:49pm

During the season of Advent, Extravagance United Church of Christ, the non-geographic online congregation launched at General Synod 2013, is proclaiming the message of hope and joy through a series of short videos.

Two UCC pastors named to Ebony Power 100 list

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 3:15pm

Two dynamic United Church of Christ pastors have been named to Ebony Magazine's Power 100 list, which has been honoring heroes of the Black community for more than 70 years.

Massachusetts church offers prayer chain for peace

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 4:33pm

Following Jesus Christ's example to take care of one another, Bethany Congregational Church welcomed 70 faithful into its sanctuary on a cold, drizzly Sunday to pray for a world that has been plagued by terrorism in recent weeks.

California UCC church provides the pies at Thanksgiving

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 8:00am

It’s no surprise that on Thanksgiving at a number of UCC churches around the country, people will be coming together for food and fellowship during a free community meal. 

UCC Clergy speak out in support, step up to welcome Syrian refugees

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 11:34am

Clergy and conference ministers across the wider United Church of Christ are speaking out on behalf of a beleaguered people, responding to the posturing of more than 30 governors who are against resettling Syrian refugees in their states.

Re-launched National Youth Event site filled with information and more

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 6:03pm

The National Youth Event website relaunches Nov. 20 with a new, easy-to-use format, plus agenda and pricing updates.

Global Ministries pledges continued assistance to displaced families amid Syrian refugee debate

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 10:34am

As United States lawmakers fuel the debate about the Syrian refugee status in this country, with the House of Representatives voting Thursday, Nov. 19, to ban Syrian and Iraqi refugees until stricter screening measures are adopted, United Church of Christ advocates underscore the importance of helping those displaced people where they are.

Commentary: A New Ball Game: Race, Power & Mizzou

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 9:21am

White men in positions of power don't often risk that when other white men in positions of power are called to accountability by non-whites. This is a remarkable moment.

United Church Funds opens a conversation around economic justice

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 4:46pm

United Church Funds hosted a novel and unique forum to examine the intersection of racial equity and economic justice with socially responsible investing.

Church leaders urge U.S. not to close borders to Syrian refugees

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 3:52pm

With recent deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut and Baghdad prompting a debate in the United States over the country’s decision to accept additional Syrian refugees, national leaders of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) are strongly urging lawmakers to resist a knee-jerk reaction to close the door and the border to innocent victims of the war in Syria.

UCC minister, former WWII internee, dies at age 93

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 11:09pm

The Rev. M. Jack Takayanagi, remembered by colleagues and friends throughout the United Church as a warm, gentle soul and mentor, died on Nov. 4 in Beaverton, Ore., at age 93. 


Terrorist Attacks Condemned by Global Ministries, World Council of Churches

Sun, 11/15/2015 - 10:20am

As the people of France grapple with the horror of the latest deadly terrorist attack that left 129 dead, placing candles, flowers and messages outside a Paris cafe, one of several locations targeted by ISIS Friday night, leadership of the United Church of Christ denounced the violence that is terrorizing countries around the world.

Global Ministries: We reject the use of religion to justify violence

Sat, 11/14/2015 - 9:24pm

Condemning the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut  and asserting "We reject the use of religion to justify violence," the Common Global Ministries Board of Directors of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)and United Church of Christ, meeting this weekend in Cleveland, released a statement in response to the attacks. Here is the text of the statement.

Andover Newton blazes new trail in theological education

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 3:01pm

Responding to seismic shifts in the church and theological education, UCC-related Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Centre, Mass., has embarked on a journey of bold change.

Commentary: What Would You Do with $52 billion?

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 9:37am

What would you do with $52 billion? This is the amount of subsidies that the fossil fuel industry is estimated to receive each year from the U.S. government. A campaign endorsed by the United Church of Christ is asking people to publicly share better ways to spend that money than to give it to major polluters.

UCC pastor part of a push and a prayer to end fracking in California

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 8:00am

Oakland California’s Skyline United Church of Christ sits on the ridge in the Oakland hills, surrounded by a beautiful vista of God’s creation.

Shaking My Head in Tears

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 1:00pm

Each year, during this season, I find myself shaking my head in wonderment as holiday advertisements flood the airwaves.