United Church of Christ

Mary and Joseph travel around Connecticut community in Church Christmas video

A Connecticut pastor, looking to make new members feel more welcome and at home as they celebrate the first Christmas in his congregation, found a creative expression that both honors the old and embraces the new.


Commentary: The Promise of Hope That We May Be One

Six siblings and their significant others gathered together, weary and full of anxious anticipation.


Refugee nativity replaces live animals in Philadelphia's Old City

One of Philadelphia's oldest churches has changed up its presentation of the Christmas story this season — ending a live nativity tradition of more than 40-years to highlight current refugee and immigration issues.


Boiler explosion displaces Vermont congregation just before Christmas

A small Vermont church family is counting its blessings, after their building's boiler blew up, spewing more than 600 gallons of oil and water into the basement of their sanctuary.


Share love, light, through The Christmas Fund

Gifts from The Christmas Fund make the season brighter for many retired UCC clergy and other servants of the church.


Washington UCC church in on 'The Ground Floor,' supporting homeless youth

A UCC Church in Bellingham, Wash., is rehabbing its basement to provide a space for homeless youth to find support and community.


Call to General Synod 32 — Join us in Milwaukee!

UCC General Minister and President John Dorhauer officially calls all delegates, visitors, and friends of the United Church of Christ  to Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the 32nd General Synod, June 21-25, 2019. 


AM21 gathering in San Diego attends to the ministry of a changing Church

Some 200 United Church of Christ Conference and Association ministers focused on adapting their call to a rapidly-changing culture during the Authorized Ministry in the 21st Century (AM21) gathering in San Diego last week.


Commentary: Soul Boxes honor lives, underscore gunfire epidemic

Read why a Portland, Oregon congregation is folding origami Soul Boxes to honor people in the United States killed or injured by gunfire.


Faith-Based Justice Leaders Sing Joy to the World

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