United Church of Christ

We sometimes need reminders of the common goodness that we all share.


In a world where it seems to be hard to come by, today I call for peace


I did want to take an opportunity and reflect on this last weekend, and in particular the two mass shootings one in El Paso and one in Dayton, Ohio, and I just want to say a few things about this.


How often do you stop and spend a moment just taking in God’s handiwork? It’s on full display every hour of every day.


Earlier this week, and also for the better part of last week, I spent time as an Ecumenical visitor with two partners in the Christian fellowship, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries.

 


Beginning his second term, General Minister and President John Dorhauer shares his joy and excitement with the United Church of Christ. As for challenges: "Daunting? Yes," he says. "Debilitating? No."


The Spirit is revealed when the listening in community is honest, open, intense and all voices are heard.


How do we make sense of senseless violence when mourning the loss of one of our own?

 


How do you choose to see and to speak about the Divine?


I am headed to Dresden, Germany this fall. I am invited to speak at the Synod gathering of the Union Evangelischer Kirchen in der Evangelischen Kirche in Deutschland. They are a reform partner that is very close to us here in the United Church of Christ.