United Church of Christ

Faith-Based Justice Leaders Sing Joy to the World

I am honored to participate in the formation of faith-based justice leaders.


Faith leaders arrested in show of support for migrants at US-Mexico border

More than a dozen UCC leaders risk arrest at the U.S.-Mexico border in a viable show of support and love for migrants seeking asylum and stalled at the border.  


Commentary: Peace on Earth? What Peace?

In this Advent season, this time set aside to reflect upon the birth of Jesus— an Afro-Semitic Palestinian who was forced with his parents to seek refuge in a foreign land—I am mindful our brown-skinned Jesus would not be welcomed at our southern borders.


Love Knows No Borders’ action in San Diego to lead moral call for Migrant Justice

UCC clergy and immigrant justice advocates are responding to a call to action, joining the American Friends Service Committee and other faith leaders in San Diego this weekend to kick off a national week of action, in solidarity with the people of the migrant caravan. 


Former UCC leader celebrates George H.W. Bush for Americans with Disabilities Act

As the United States mourns former President George H.W. Bush during his state funeral, the Rev. John Thomas shares a UCC tie to one of Bush’s greatest accomplishments.


New York church shares gifts of kindness leading to Christmas

A Syracuse, New York congregation will be sharing God's love with others during Advent and beyond through small gifts called Random Acts of Kindness bags.


Remember the power of love

In his Christmas Message, United Church of Christ General Minister and President the Rev. John C. Dorhauer urges the wider church to use the power of love to overcome the divisions that exist in our world.


UCC Churches' Alternative Christmas Giving Markets bring hope to neighbors far and near

The secular approach to Christmas often involves frenzied shopping or frenetic online buying that can leave buyers feeling exhausted and empty. To re-center on the reason for the season, many UCC congregations hold Alternative Christmas Markets — a chance for shoppers to find gifts that keep giving.


General Synod 2021 in Kansas City to offer twice the hospitality

UCC General Synod organizers, immersed in preparation for the 2019 gathering in Milwaukee, paused a moment this week to share special news about the next meeting location.


Away in a Manger, No Crib for his Bed

Sweet Baby Jesus is in a caravan of travelers, heading north.