July 5, 2017
United Church of Christ General Minister and President John C. Dorhauer calls us all to pull together under a new, shared mission — Three Great Loves initiative.
“What is Three Great Loves? It is a call to the love of children, to the love of neighbor and to the love of creation,” Dorhauer says. “During the next biennium, we want to discover what an entire denomination committed to Three Great Loves can do to change the world.”
Three Great Loves seeks to build on sacred work UCC churches already do in their communities to care for children, reach out in welcome to their neighbors, and act as good stewards of the earth and all creation. Dorhauer invites participation around this shared mission, urging congregations to explore new ways to embrace those commitments with clear intent and shared purpose in a dedicated call to action over the next two years.
Three Great Loves website (threegreatloves.UCCpages.org) encourages congregation story submissions about commitments to love of children, love of neighbor, love of creation and the impact of those ministries. The UCC also seeks to highlight Three Great Loves Heroes, and will receive nominations from members who make a difference in the world.
“Hey, United Church of Christ. The Holy Spirit is relying on you, and envisions a future in which you matter,” Dorhauer adds. Send us your stories or post them directly on the website! -Janice Randall