What’s New in CARD?

CARD has two major announcements this month. We are happy to share that we have a new Director for the office and the 2018 UCC Statistical Profile is now available! Click here to access the free downloadable PDF, which includes statistics about congregations, membership, finances, as well as ministerial trends. Additionally, we like to highlight…

The Secret Sauce of Church Loan Underwriting

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. In its storied 165-year history, the entity…

Incivility in the Public Square and in the American Church

A virulent debate came to a head over this past Fourth of July (2018) weekend, in Washington, D.C., and throughout the United States, over the lack of—and the utter need for—“civility” in the public square. As CNN producer Harmeet Kaur noted, with the “growth [of] outrage” over our country’s “immigration policies and [its] separation and detention…