Three cities, three churches in 48 hours. Several hundred people from across the United Church of Christ. And a full heart for the denomination's ninth general minister and president. The progressive installation of the Rev. John Dorhauer culminated on Sunday, April 17, with the final worship service at Plymouth Church UCC in downtown Seattle.
One cannot bless until they have been blessed. The Rev. John C. Dorhauer spoke those words before calling two influential women in his life, his mother Judy and the Rev. Yvonne Delk, to join him on the pulpit of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago.
It's a new day in the United Church of Christ. That was the recurring theme of the first of three progressive worship services in the installation of the Rev. John Dorhauer as ninth general minister and president at the Riverside Church in New York City Friday evening, April 15.
In the middle of an election year, dozens of justice advocates from across the United Church of Christ are assembling this weekend at the largest annual ecumenical event in Washington, D.C. For three days, April 15-18, the focus of Ecumenical Advocacy Days is empowerment — providing training and tools to lift up every voice in the democratic process.
Leaders of the NAACP, AFL-CIO, Greenpeace USA, the United Church of Christ and several other organizations and faith communities are risking arrest Monday, April 18, in our nation's capital in what they have termed a "Congress of Conscience" to draw attention to problems with campaign financing and voting laws.
As the Rev. John C. Dorhauer is formally installed as the ninth general minister and president of the United Church of Christ in a series of worship services in three cities this weekend, the wider church has the opportunity to be part of the event in-person and online.
The Rev. James Moos, executive minister of UCC Wider Church Ministries, and the Rev. Mike Neuroth, UCC international policy advocate, participated in a historic conversation that sought to bridge cultural gaps between the U.S. and Egypt, and to focus on democracy and stability in the Middle East.
Then the LORD said to Cain, "Where is Abel your brother?" And he said, "I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper?" — Genesis 4:9
No posters, no speeches, no sermons. A United Church of Christ minister is hosting a service of silence and serenity on Thursday, April 14, on Long Island, just three blocks from an appearance by Donald Trump.
United Church of Christ human rights advocates are fighting back and speaking out against a slew of laws sweeping the southern states that threaten the equality of LGBTQ people.