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Current News from the United Church of Christ
  1. Our government separated a Congolese woman from her 7-year-old daughter.

  2. Tens of thousands of students at high schools and universities across the country walked out of classes on Wednesday morning to support gun control, accompanied in some communities by their chaplains and local clergy.

  3. A 'small but mighty' Pennsylvania congregation is showing love to its neighbors young and old, through a pet therapy program that helps fill gaps in its community.

  4. Serving on a disaster recovery work team involves much more than painting or putting up drywall, as important as that can be. It's also very much about building relationships.

  5. Billy Graham died last month, and the world took notice. As a UCC minister notes, Graham’s death creates an opportunity for mainline progressives as well as ECOTs to pause and ponder, even give thanks. 

  6. A UCC Philadelphia-area church will soon be featured on a national video program that has been giving a voice to women who show courage in the face of discrimination.

  7. March 8 is recognized around the world as International Women's Day.

  8. Two Conferences of the United Church of Christ will be sponsoring youth participation in the March for Our Lives event in Washington, D.C. on March 24.

  9. UCC churches in Kansas and in Oklahoma, doing work around white privilege, are living into a conference-wide commitment to a three-year justice initiative launched in 2015.

  10. Thestudents who are currently mobilizing around the country for sensible gun violence prevention truly believe it when they say “Never Again” will there be another mass school shooting. In this they are united with generations of advocates who dare to believe another world is possible.

  11. UCC congregations are mobilizing to participate in the ACT NOW! Unite to End Racism Rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

  12. United Church of Christ leadership, in a pastoral letter on sexual misconduct, pledge to provide safe space for all, where sexual harassment, abuse, or misconduct is not tolerated.

  13. A group of spiritual entrepreneurs, the first cohort of UCC Adese Fellows, come together to learn social business practices in an effort to launch new ventures in their communities that address economic injustice.

  14. First Congregational Church UCC of Sonoma, assisted by UCC Disaster Ministries, is reaching out with love and aid to vulnerable survivors of the Northern California wildfires.

  15. A couple from rural Pennsylvania who loved the UCC and were significant supporters of the church's work around the world—missions funded by One Great Hour of Sharing—will be making a major impact on that ministry forevermore.

  16. There is an African proverb that states, “If the lions do not write their own history, then the hunters will get all the credit.” Simply stated, it is important for Black people to tell our truths, our stories, our histories. We can never forget.

  17. A UCC congregation in Sayville, New York, has set up a visual memorial to the victims of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting and is offering to help other faith groups do the same.

  18. In an effort to better serve its students and its mission, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities will be relocating to a new home by years end, selling the campus on which it was founded in 1962 to a local charter school.

  19. As the survivors of the massacre in Parkland, Fla., step up to advocate for gun legislation to prevent another school shooting, students and faith communities from across the U.S. are standing with them in the call for action.

  20. The Rev. Traci Blackmon asks, "How are the children?" A question that seeks to reframe the conversation around serious gun control.