The Ten Person Church

Rev. L. Gail Irwin has served UCC and PCUSA churches as a settled and Intentional Interim Pastor. She is a freelance writer for The Christian Century and author of Toward the Better Country: Church Closure and Resurrection (Wipf & Stock, 2014), which was written under a Louisville Institute research grant. Her blog can be found…

Christian Leaders Behaving Badly: Some Wrong-Headed and Counterproductive Responses to the Coronavirus Pandemic, and What We Can Learn from Them

Rev. Chris Xenakis is a UCC pastor currently serving Groton Community Church (UCC) in Central New York. In addition, he is an adjunct lecturer at SUNY-Cortland, teaching courses this year on world politics, democracy, U.S. foreign policy and multiculturalism. Chris has written numerous books and articles, which can be found on his blog.   As a…

After 400 Years, Have We Become Pilgrims Again?

David Lindsey has served UCC churches in California, Minnesota, and Virginia. Starting later this year, he will be serving in the District of Columbia as the Executive Director of the Interfaith Council of Metropolitan Washington   In just a few months, we will mark a major milestone for the United Church of Christ: the 400th…

O Say Does That Star-Spangled Banner Yet Wave?

Rev. Daniel Haas is currently serving as a chaplain in hospice, hospital, and Army Reserve. Rev. Haas loves numbers, manages his own blog, and helps churches with their social media, website, and communications needs. When I first migrated to the United States in 2008, I came to pastor a church in Provo, Utah. The altar…

The Role Of The Church In Creating A Just World For All

This week’s post is written by the Rev. Dr. Patrick G. Duggan, Executive Director of the United Church of Christ Church Building & Loan Fund. Since 1995, Rev. Dr. Duggan has also served as senior pastor of the Congregational Church of South Hempstead in South Hempstead, New York.   On Long Island (where I live)…