From the John C. Dorhauer, General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ

…Let love of neighbor motivate us.

…Let a commitment to build a just world for all

catch us all feeding the hungry,

sheltering the homeless and

providing sanctuary to the immigrant

and refugee among us.


…Let a proclamation of a gospel of extravagant welcome

recreate the world in the image and likeness

of a God who shows no partiality.


…Let clear, courageous and passionate commitments

to radical hospitality be as evident

in this time as whatever rhetoric

we develop to address the madness

that issues forth from our nation’s leader.


In other words,

let us be the United Church of Christ –

a body built to love neighbor

and create a just world for all.