United Church of Christ

Dorhauer: The content of our character

United Church of Christ General Minister and President the Rev. John C. Dorhauer issues a call for a return to common decency in a message to mark the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. 


UCC abolishes $12.9 million in medical debt in St. Louis, continuing national initiative

More than 11,000 families in St. Louis will soon be learning that their outstanding medical debt has been forgiven through donations from the United Church of Christ.


Ohio church hopes to rebuild from steeple collapse, through a mission of recovery

A small but determined Ohio congregation, still immersed in assessing considerable damage from an intense weekend windstorm that took down the church steeple, hopes the building collapse could eventually benefit the church’s ministry.  It’s a story of recovery in every sense of the word.


Commentary: Know Justice. Know Peace.

A few years ago, I posted something on my Facebook page that offended a friend from church. He responded vehemently.


Judge blocks Trump order that allowed local vetoes of refugee resettlement

A federal judge has blocked a presidential executive order that allowed state and local governments to veto refugee resettlement in their jurisdictions.


Chicago congregation's 'good, sacred bodies' featured in pin-up calendar

Gilead Church Chicago lifts up the sacredness of the body through a theologically-informed pin-up calendar called Word & Flesh, which features images and stories of its congregants.


'Cease,' says city; Cleveland church appeals, still welcomes the unsheltered

Buoyed by public support, a United Church of Christ congregation in Cleveland has appealed a city "cease use" order and is still providing overnight hospitality to unsheltered neighbors, saying that it is a religious activity.


5 things to watch in 2020: elections, youth, S. Asia, 1620, climate

From the news desks in the Office of Philanthropy, Technology, Identity and Communication, here are five United Chuch of Christ news topics to watch for in 2020. Four are specific to this year. Number 5, particularly hot right now (literally and figuratively), continues from 2019.


Strengthening Global Advocacy

My first overseas trip in the role of Associate General Minister for Wider Church Ministries was to Venezuela.


Outside Maryland courthouse, religious leaders oppose 'immoral' refugee limits

UCC advocates, religious leaders and interfaith allies gathered outside a federal courthouse in Greenbelt, Md., Wednesday morning, Jan. 8, to oppose Trump administration efforts to limit the number of refugees allowed into the U.S.