General Synod News

General Synod News

Optional dining events available at General Synod 2015

A chance to reconnect with old friends and a chance to make new ones. That's what awaits visitors and delegates at the optional dining events at the United Church of Christ's 30th General Synod this summer.


Author, religion editor featured speakers at General Synod 30

The United Church of Christ is bringing an internationally-acclaimed author, orator and activist, as well as one of the top religion journalists in the nation, to speak at General Synod 2015 this summer in Cleveland.


General Synod schedule includes 24 workshops

Next summer, delegates and visitors attending General Synod 2015, June 26-30 in Cleveland, can learn about a variety of topics through the biennial event’s 24 different workshops.


Youth and Young Adults to experience General Synod, Cleveland in community

The youth and young adults of the United Church of Christ will experience General Synod 2015 by exploring and engaging the Cleveland, Ohio, community in ways that strengthen their faith.


Four preachers to lift up ‘the unexpected’ at General Synod 2015

When the General Synod of the United Church of Christ gathers next summer in Cleveland, delegates and visitors will celebrate the "Unexpected Places" they find God. To help illuminate those unexpected places, a quartet of pastors and theologians from the UCC and partners will unveil, in their own words, where the StillSpeaking God is found each day.


Call to General Synod 30 - Come to Cleveland

Cleveland is once again becoming a very special place. Not only is it home to the UCC national offices, it is also the site of the upcoming Thirtieth General Synod of the United Church of Christ. Yes! The General Synod of the UCC will take place in Cleveland, Ohio, June 26-30, 2015, and you are invited! Together we will build beloved community around the theme, "Unexpected Places" -- finding God in "Unexpected Places."


Work for General Synod 30 gets a boost, Cleveland style

It's a perfect partnership of vision, social justice and spiritual surprises. The United Church of Christ General Synod 30 organizing committee kicked off fundraising efforts with an event at the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), preparing for 2015 when the denomination's biennial event will be held in Cleveland, June 26-30. The event, Wonderful Surprises in Unexpected Places, brought together more than 70 donors for a reception at MOCA with the national officers of the church and the chairperson of the United Church of Christ Board, followed by a private viewing of the exhibit, Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent.


General Synod Planning Committee searching for great workshops

When it comes to the United Church of Christ’s 30th General Synod next summer, the phrase "less is more" may be an apt description for the gathering’s workshop offerings. The General Synod Planning Committee is sending out a call for workshops across the wider church, looking to select the best of the bunch to educate, inform and inspire delegates and visitors during the denomination’s biennial event in 2015.


General Synod 2015 theme, General Synod 2017 location announced

How have you found God in an unexpected moment or place? That's a question people from across the life of the UCC will ponder during General Synod 2015 next summer as part of the gathering's theme, "Unexpected Places."


UCC seeks entries for 'My Faith, My World, My Voice' video contest

How does your faith transform, connect or touch the world? The United Church of Christ is challenging young adults to answer this question visually for the chance to be a prophetic voice for the denomination. The "My Faith, My World, My Voice" video contest, introduced at General Synod 2013 in Long Beach, Calif., challenges young adults to be visionaries for the future by creating a video representation of what faith means to them and how it impacts their world.