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First Congregational Church of Riverside Votes to Become a Sanctuary Church

May 14, 2017 by  

First Congregational Church of Riverside Votes to Become a Sanctuary Church

The congregation of First Congregational has voted overwhelmingly to be a public sanctuary church.


Pictures on God’s Refrigerator: Easter Message Reprised

May 14, 2017 by  

Pictures on God’s Refrigerator:  Easter Message Reprised

Extravagant Welcome: Easter in the Foothills


A young refugee, OGHS ambassador, opens eyes and touches hearts as a voice for others

March 29, 2017 by  

A young refugee, OGHS ambassador, opens eyes and touches hearts as a voice for others

Esther Ngemba is speaking out as often as she can about the plight of refugees.


An Ode to Chaplaincy

January 31, 2017 by  

An Ode to Chaplaincy

A holy moment of presence; a moment in time


Virtual church meets needs of marginalized through extravagant welcome

January 14, 2017 by  

Virtual church meets needs of marginalized through extravagant welcome

A California congregation of the United Church of Christ, led by Rev. Jerold Garber, will continue its mission by using the virtual world to change real lives.


UCC Simi Valley LGBTQ Support Program Written Up in Simi Valley Acorn Paper

October 31, 2016 by  

UCC Simi Valley LGBTQ Support Program Written Up in Simi Valley Acorn Paper

Recently the Simi Valley UCC LGBTQ support group caught the attention of the local newspaper, The Acorn.


Revised and Updated: Any Body, Every Body, Christ’s Body: A Guide for Congregations, Association, and Congregations for Becoming Accessible to All.

October 31, 2016 by  

Revised and Updated:  Any Body, Every Body, Christ’s Body: A Guide for Congregations, Association, and Congregations for Becoming Accessible to All.

The NEW Any Body, Every Body, Christ’s Body an A2A Guide


Southern California clergy respond in partnership to El Cajon shooting

October 1, 2016 by  

Southern California clergy respond in partnership to El Cajon shooting

UCC News has published an article regarding the work of our pastors during the El Cajon incident.


Greetings from Japan – Christmas Card Project

September 28, 2016 by  

Greetings from Japan – Christmas Card Project

This gesture of solidarity at Christmas will mean a lot to our partners in Christ living in and around Fukushima.


Installation of New Officers, United Samoan Ministries, UCC

September 15, 2016 by  

Installation of New Officers, United Samoan Ministries, UCC

History was made on August 18, 2016 in Lakewood, CA when the first officers of the United Samoan Ministries (USM) were installed. Congratulations!


Take a First Step in your Church for Earthcare

August 1, 2016 by  

Take a First Step in your Church for Earthcare

Celebrate the Season of Creation: Resources for your Church


We May Be Small in Number, but We Can Do Mighty Things… Advice for Small, Aging Churches from Someone Who’s Been There. Resources from the workshop presented at the 2016 Annual Gathering.

July 13, 2016 by  

We May Be Small in Number, but We Can Do Mighty Things… Advice for Small, Aging Churches from Someone Who’s Been There.  Resources from the workshop presented at the 2016 Annual Gathering.

First Congregational UCC in Barstow found that selling their building freed them in several ways


UCC Core Mission Calls to Jewish Moderator in New Mexico

July 13, 2016 by  

UCC Core Mission Calls to Jewish Moderator in New Mexico

Walking in the footsteps of fellow Jew Jesus.


Get Up!

June 14, 2016 by  

Get Up!

Get Up! – Opening Worship Message, Annual Gathering 2016, June 3, 2016


Irvine United Church of Christ Launches 25th ONA Anniversary Celebration

April 11, 2016 by  

Irvine United Church of Christ Launches 25th ONA Anniversary Celebration

25 Years ONA: The IUCC Story


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