News & Updates

April 2018 Market Review

May 16, 2018

Following is a summary of the markets and our funds’ performance for the month of April 2018, provided by our Chief Investment Strategist David A. Klassen.


Women Investing Today – Seeking Justice in Our Financial Lives

May 11, 2018

At a time when women are increasingly making their voices heard in arenas across the American spectrum, many clergywomen and women that sit on investment committees are seeking opportunities to use their church endowments to positively impact society.


21% of Abbvie Shareholders Favor Report on How Drug Pricing Risks are Integrated Into Exec Incentive Programs

May 4, 2018

At today’s annual shareholder meeting for Abbvie (ABBV) a first-time shareholder proposal questioning the links between executive compensation packages and drug price increases received a solid show of support from investors, signaling to the board of directors that this issue … Continue »


Love of Creation: Green Investing

April 19, 2018

As people around the world celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 22, we thought this is an opportune time to share our thoughts and explain how UCF’s investment in green bonds provides a competitive return and helps to develop a … Continue »


Massachusetts Conference to Transfer All Invested Assets to Beyond Fossil Fuels Fund

April 5, 2018

It is with great pride that United Church Funds (UCF) celebrates the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ (MACUCC) Board of Director’s decision to transfer all of their assets currently invested with UCF to the Beyond Fossil Fuels … Continue »


SRI Update: Corporate Dialogues and Shareholder Resolutions

March 27, 2018

Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) refers to investment strategies that seek not only to provide financial return but also the process of selecting companies in which to invest in that have sustainable and ethical environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices.


Pathways to Generosity: Signs of Hope Conference

February 28, 2018

Standing at the intersection of faithful stewardship and generous giving, the Pathways to Generosity: Signs of Hope Conference April 3-5 in Dallas, Texas offers participants the opportunity to explore their paths to faithful generosity in their ministry contexts.


UCF Remains Positive After Global Markets Plunge

February 7, 2018

With the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500 index, and other global equity markets having sold off after a strong January, the following is our perspective on the sudden return of volatility to the markets provided by our Chief … Continue »


Q4 2017 Market and Performance Update

February 1, 2018

Following is a summary of the markets and our funds’ performance for the fourth quarter of 2017, provided by our Chief Investment Strategist David Klassen.


UCF Celebrates Third Anniversary of Beyond Fossil Fuels Funds with Stellar Performance

January 25, 2018

The United Church Funds (UCF) Beyond Fossil Fuel Funds (BFF) – the Beyond Fossil Fuels Fund and Beyond Fossil Fuels Balanced Fund – celebrated its third anniversary in November 2017. Since its introduction, the Beyond Fossil Fuels Fund outperformed its … Continue »

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