News Briefs


UCC Churches, Conference in Phoenix Offer Hospitality to Migrant Families Released by ICE

10/16/2018

by Connie Larkman UCC News A United Church of Christ congregation in Phoenix that provides a safe space for migrants seeking asylum in the United States has been extremely busy since Monday, offering an extravagant welcome to more than 100 people. Busloads of immigrant families who have been released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ...


Preaching Needed on Youth Climate Trial

9/18/2018

Photo: Our Children's Trust/Robin Loznak (United Church of Christ) Friends, The United Church of Christ is asking that you add your prophetic voice to a sermon campaign that the UCC Council for Climate Justice has spearheaded, with over 20 organizations of different faiths participating. On October 29th, what has been called “the trial of the ...


$250 Matching Grants for CWS Kits Available from UCC Disaster Ministries

8/1/2018

From Church World Service Don’t miss this budget and mission stretcher! There are still 60 UCC Disaster Ministries matching grants available to UCC churches and other UCC groups that raise at least $250 in cash and/or in kind to assemble Church World Service Kits and Cleanup Buckets. Members of the denomination can assist hurricane and other ...


People of Faith Asked to Sign Letter Countering Threats Against Colombia Peacemakers

7/25/2018

On Sat., July 14, JUSTAPAZ, an organization of the Mennonite Church of Colombia, was included in a list of social leaders, human rights defenders, organizations and journalists threatened with death by an illegal armed group. JUSTAPAZ has more than 26 years’ experience accompanying Christian churches, community organizations and victims of the ...


Supplying Help at the Border

7/19/2018

Has your church been looking for a way to help in the crisis at the US / Mexico border? Here are two collections of supplies that your church can contribute to now. Our fellow UCC churches are doing the work at the border directly with both the children and adults who are coming across the border, being detained, and being released.  This is a ...


Clergy: Sign on to Keep Families Together

7/13/2018

The Immigration and Refugee Task Team urges clergy of all faiths to sign on to this petition in support of immigrant families and an end to separating parents from their children. Read the document and sign here.  Questions? Contact Rev. Noel Andersen, Church World Service National Grassroots Coordinator, at nandersen@cwsglobal.org.


2018 Stewardship Theme Materials

7/2/2018

The United Church of Christ 2018 stewardship materials and supplemental campaign resources - with the theme, "What Shall we Bring?" - are now available for download. For one price, you can access bulletin inserts, letterhead, commitment cards, sample letters, worship resources, and more!  Go to the national website to see all the material ...


Bullying Resolution, Transgender Rights, and an ONA Milestone

6/20/2018

Bullying Resolutions Discussed in MA and CT Conference Annual Meetings On June 15, 2018, a joint hearing was held for Massachusetts and Connecticut Conference members to consider resolutions on bullying. The CT Conference adopted their resolution on June 16. The MA Conference will spend a year in education and vote at the 2019 annual meeting. The ...


Conference Seeks Racial Justice Training Leaders

5/4/2018

The Massachusetts Conference, UCC is seeking additional facilitators to present racial justice trainings to local churches. If you have completed a Racial Justice Level I Training through the Conference and feel called to this work, you are invited to join the team.   Facilitator training will take place from June 28-30. There will be a fee to ...


Conference Disaster Coordinators Gather

5/2/2018

Conference Disaster Coordinators at their Annual Meeting The Rev. Estelle Margarones, co-chair of the MACUCC Disaster Resource & Response Team and Barbara Gregory, Rhode Island Conference Disaster Coordinator, recently attended the UCC Conference Disaster Coordinators annual meeting (April 4-7) in Oakland, California. The event is always held in ...


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