United Faith Community UCC Doubles Down on Racial Equity Work

After George Floyd was murdered in May 2020, the congregation of United Faith Community UCC in Buffalo seized the opportunity to speak up for racial equality.

“Languages of Love”: New Journey UCC Explores the Traditions of Others

The New Journey Congregation in Hutchinson is spending its summer learning about the faith traditions of others.

It Started in a Twin Cities Area Local Church

Rev. Kwame Osei Reed writes in the UCC’s Justice & Peace Network newsletter about the work of the Social Justice Outreach Committee at the United Church of Christ of New Brighton.

Building Peace and Connection One Paper Crane at a Time

First Congregational UCC in Grand Marais wondered together how they might stay connected through the pandemic. Their answer: create 1,000 paper cranes to fill their sanctuary with peace.

Peace UCC Rochester Forms Unique Partnership with Christway Full Gospel Church

The two congregations have been sharing worship space on Sundays for the past two years, but the relationship has grown in other marvelous ways.

Bringing Generations Together to Address Racial Justice

Rev. Hannah Campbell Gustafson, Associate Chaplain for Christian and Interfaith Life at Carleton College, discusses the launch of intergenerational conversations on white privilege, co-facilitated with leaders from Northfield First United Church of Christ.

First Congregational Church of Winona Helps Lead Effort to Clear $2 Million in Medical Debt

The five faith communities raised $15,000 and, through a partnership with the New York-based nonprofit RIP Medical Debt, purchased and cleared medical debt in bulk across both states.

All God’s Creatures Have a Place in the Choir

When Union Congregational UCC in Hackensack invited Rev. Torri Vande Zande to interview for its open clergy position back in November 2018, the committee had one pressing question: “Will your dog Caesar be joining you?”

Making It Work: Resiliency and Creativity on Display

Every day, we're seeing the amazing resiliency and creativity of our churches throughout the state. We asked how and what you're doing in these challenging and uncertain times and will be sharing your stories and ideas.