A Candle Maker Finds Hope in the Numbers

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.   Sometimes I think God has played…

No Matter Who You Are . . . Welcome and Discrimination

“No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you, are welcome here.” We include these words as part of our greeting before worship each Sunday, as do many United Church of Christ congregations.  We’ve welcomed people of all races and ethnicities for as long as anyone can remember. In our racially…