Spotlight Award

Let's put the spotlight on individuals and churches who are doing EXTRAORDINARY THINGS to create A Just World for All.

The 3 Great Loves Spotlight Awards are designed to lift up stories of exceptional individuals who are creating a more just world for all through love of neighbor, love of children and love of creation. The award gives us, as a denomination, the opportunity to build a narrative of who we are and how we are creating change in our communities.

UCC-affiliated individuals, churches and UCC covenantal partners can be nominated by churches, covenantal partners, national staff or conference ministers to be recognized with a Spotlight Award. A nomination form (available at must be completed and submitted by the designated deadline. One entry per nominee; organizations and people can nominate multiple individuals or organizations.

Those receiving a Spotlight Award nomination will receive a letter from UCC General Minister and President, Rev. John C. Dorhauer, a certificate and a special UCC gift. Spotlight Award winners will get a banner for their congregation, a plaque and a visit from Rev. John Dorhauer. Additionally, nominees and winners will be recognized on, on, in social media, in KYP and at General Synod 2019.