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Current News from the United Church of Christ
  1. A California minister offers pastoral care to a community of friends stricken and injured by mudslides.

  2. The United Church of Christ national officers, outraged and offended by the president's reference to African countries and Haiti in vulgar, racist terms on Jan. 11 while debating immigration reform, have issued this statement.

  3. As churches and communities around the country ready to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, a number of UCC clergy in Michigan came together to point out how much work still needs to be done to realize King's Dream, calling for a 'Clean' Dream Act.

     

  4. For the second time in a week, protestors filled the streets of New York City after a high-profile immigrant rights activist, and member of Judson Memorial Church was targeted for deportation by ICE.

  5. The start of a new calendar year is a threshold, a moment to acknowledge the passing of time.

  6. Members of the Judson Memorial Church in New York City are rallying around one of their own in an effort to keep him from being deported to his home country of Haiti.

  7. A UCC congregation in small-town Nebraska partnered with other justice organizations to do something tangible to help immigrants and refugees who face losing their Temporary Protected Status in the United States.

  8. The United Church of Christ and the world lost a fierce justice advocate with the death of Juanita Helphrey, former national staff member, and minister in the Northern Plains Conference UCC.

  9. A child will be celebrating her birthday this week by spending some time with her homeless friends, sharing her Christmas presents from Santa. Gifts she requested on their behalf.

  10. Sexual violence against women is not new.

  11. A Maine congregation does church every Tuesday and it looks like a restaurant. A liturgy of hospitality, about welcome, affirmation, community building and delicious, healthy food.

  12. A local pastor, inspired by the United Church of Christ’s one-church mission initiative, hopes to help connect ideas and resources in the denomination’s effort to build a just world for all people.

  13. Two United Church of Christ pastors have been recognized in their home communities for their efforts toward making the world a more just place for all.

  14. Growing up, my siblings and I made many New Year's resolutions at the closing of each year.

  15. It's hard not to have a place to call home, especially at the holidays. But an Ohio church, living into the UCC's 3 Great Loves initiative, is ministering to neighboring families in their time of need.

  16. May the hope and promise of this season, of a just world for all, inspire us to take action and send a clear message to those who would perpetuate hate and violence, "Not in our town, not in our state, not in our country, not in our world."

  17. A small church on the shores of Lake Michigan is growing exponentially. "By dramatically increasing their footprint in the community, they have claimed their prophetic voice and embraced their diversity. This is a story of engagement, vision and revitalization."

  18. As wildfires continue to rage across large swaths of Southern California spewing smoke and ash across the landscape, the people of the UCC congregation in Ventura are making every effort to get back into their building for worship on Sunday, Christmas Eve.

  19. A group of interfaith clergy in Maine comes together as one voice, speaking out in strong opposition to the tax reform bill that will go up for a vote in the House of Representatives on Tuesday afternoon.

  20. He juggles a lot of responsibilities as the pastor of one of Philadelphia's oldest churches, but wrangling a huge cow on a city street in the early hours of the morning during a snowstorm is not something the Rev. Michael Caine ever thought he would be called to do.