National Church News

From the United Church of Christ and the Disciples of Christ

  • UCC folks help vigils shine light on border 'concentration camps'
    by Hans Holznagel on July 16, 2019 at 11:39 am

    United Church of Christ clergy and congregations took leadership, served as hosts, lit candles and planned follow-up actions during many of the hundreds of "Lights for Liberty" vigils held Friday evening, July 12. The events around the country protested the treatment of migrants and asylum seekers […]

  • A second term
    by John Dorhauer on July 16, 2019 at 11:37 am

    Beginning his second term, General Minister and President John Dorhauer shares his joy and excitement with the United Church of Christ. As for challenges: "Daunting? Yes," he says. "Debilitating? No." […]

  • UCC celebrates the 'faith and action' of Mary Schaller Blaufuss
    by Connie Larkman on July 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    The United Church of Christ is saying farewell to a valued member of the national staff who has done much to create relationships and programs around volunteerism, leadership and sustainable development, refugee ministry and disaster response. The Rev. Mary Schaller Blaufuss, team leader of UCC's […]

  • Iowa community coming together for long-term flood recovery
    by Carol Fouke-Mpoyo on July 12, 2019 at 8:00 am

    The damage inflicted by severe flooding and tornadoes across the United States this spring can be quantified in billions of dollars. It also can be described by the ache in one mom's heart to get her four daughters back into the only home they've ever known. […]

  • Commentary: Tell the Story, Write It Down, and Make It Plain
    by Velda Love on July 11, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Highlighting the resilience and perseverance of Africans from 1619 to this present day, 2019 marks the 400th Commemoration of the arrival of Africans into North America.&nbs […]

  • United Church Funds offers churches new way to invest for social impact
    by Hans Holznagel on July 11, 2019 at 9:23 am

    Local churches and faith-based organizations can receive a return while doing good in the world by putting some of their invested dollars in the new Just World Fund launched by United Church Funds. […]