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Current News from the United Church of Christ
  1. At the time of this writing, it is day 28 of the partial federal government shutdown, now the longest in history.

  2. The Southwest Conference United Church of Christ, Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest and several other faith communities in Arizona are working to build a relationship with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), to better respond to the urgent situation the agency is creating as it releases asylum seekers into local communities.

  3. The lands of a United Church of Christ outdoor ministry in the Oregon forest will be forever protected from development, a tangible sign of the denomination's love of children, love of neighbor and love of creation.

  4. The start of the New Year brings new beginnings, new ideas and many new challenges to examine.

  5. The UCC's Health and Human Service Sunday — to be held Jan. 27 this year — lifts up the rich history of CHHSM ministries across the country, as well as the many ways they answer their call to provide faith-based servant leadership in their local communities.

  6. The national leaders of the United Church of Christ speak out in response to President Trump's prime time address on border security, noting, "We are faced with a moral crisis as a country, not a border crisis, nor a national emergency."

  7. The Open and Affirming Coalition United Church of Christ celebrated an important milestone on New Year's Eve, announcing the 1,500th congregation to become ONA.

  8. Organizers of the 32nd General Synod are seeking the some good ideas for effective ministry to share with the wider church this summer.

  9. As justice advocates inspired by the teachings of Jesus and the writings of our sacred texts, these are among the things I wish for in the New Year.

  10. In response to a 2017 General Synod resolution calling for an end to the human rights violations and violence surrounding Palestinian children living in the occupied West Bank, a new UCC video resource has been released to help church members better understand the issues and become advocates for justice.

  11. For Betsy and Stanley Dole, UCC members from Michigan, contributing to the United Church of Christ Annual Fund is a logical and meaningful gift.

  12. Tis the season for love, light, and wonder... right?

  13. Members of a small Nevada church community open their hearts, home to a stranger in need, trusting that God will continue to protect and provide.

  14. A new kind of networking is taking place among immigrant-welcoming UCC congregations across the United States.

  15. A Connecticut pastor, looking to make new members feel more welcome and at home as they celebrate the first Christmas in his congregation, found a creative expression that both honors the old and embraces the new.

  16. Six siblings and their significant others gathered together, weary and full of anxious anticipation.

  17. One of Philadelphia's oldest churches has changed up its presentation of the Christmas story this season — ending a live nativity tradition of more than 40-years to highlight current refugee and immigration issues.

  18. A small Vermont church family is counting its blessings, after their building's boiler blew up, spewing more than 600 gallons of oil and water into the basement of their sanctuary.

  19. Gifts from The Christmas Fund make the season brighter for many retired UCC clergy and other servants of the church.

  20. A UCC Church in Bellingham, Wash., is rehabbing its basement to provide a space for homeless youth to find support and community.