Category: UCC


UCC minister: It’s go time. Citizenship now!

A young woman calls on Congress to keep families together and pass a pathway to citizenship for immigrants brought to the United States as children. How do you define home, your casa? We talk about casa and familia, family, on a regular basis but what does it really mean for you and in your ministries? Stuart


Into the Mystic: The Healing Power of Music

Listen to the podcast Read the transcript How you ever been moved to tears by a piece of music? Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, that hypnotic quietude dripping slowly into the ear and melting the heart.  Deep meaning, righteous rage, defiance in the face of suffering all manifest as Holly Near sings “We Are a Gentle, Angry


Connie Tucker Remembered – United Church of Christ

Connie Tucker (October 14, 1950 – September 26, 2015) was born in Seale, Alabama to parents Otis Spencer Jr. and Bernice Nall Tucker. Although a native of Alabama, she grew up in Tuskegee, Alabama and Sarasota, Florida. Connie attended Booker High School (Sarasota); the University of South Florida (Tampa). She became an activist for social


$250 UCC Matching Grants for CWS Kits: Apply for Yours Today

Global H.O.P.E. Kit Matching Grant Application This is an urgent call to churches to assemble CWS Emergency Clean-Up Buckets and School and Hygiene Kits. CWS stocks Buckets and Kits for disasters like this summer’s Hurricane Ida, which can deplete these supplies quickly. Maidencreek Church, Blandon, Pa., assembled 10 Emergency Cleanup Buckets and 75 Hygiene Kits


Don’t overcharge prisoners for phoning home, advocate says

Prisoners shouldn’t have to go into debt to make phone calls to their families, the leader of the United Church of Christ’s media-justice ministry told Congress Oct. 6. UCC media-justice leader Cheryl Leanza testifies before a U.S. House subcommittee on Oct. 6, 2021. Cheryl Leanza testified before the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. She


Take a tour of the new UCC national office space

The space is shaping up. The United Church of Christ national setting is moving in early 2022, and General Minister and President John Dorhauer is inviting staffers and others interested to take a virtual tour of the new office space. He walked videographer Bob Lormor through the AECOM building in downtown Cleveland to provide this