General Synod News

General Synod News

Medical aid in dying resolution coming before General Synod delegates

At General Synod 2017 this week in Baltimore the governing body of the United Church of Christ will be asked to consider a resolution that supports and urges nationwide enactment of legislation authorizing medical aid in dying, under very specific guidelines.


General Synod – There's an App for that!

At General Synod 2017 in Baltimore, United Church of Christ delegates and visitors will have all the information they need about the five-day event right at their fingertips, with the General Synod Event App on their mobile device.


General Synod hotels won't be affected by Baltimore pipe blast

The cause of a downtown Baltimore steam pipe explosion near the Inner Harbor remains under investigation. But those traveling to the city next week for the United Church of Christ’s 2017 General Synod don't need to worry that the blast will affect their hotel accommodations.


General Synod resolution on climate fueled by change in U.S. position on Paris Accord

An emergency call to build a just world for all is coming to delegates of General Synod next week, in the form of a climate resolution which is quickly gaining support from leaders across the United Church of Christ.


Four honorees to be recognized for justice commitment at General Synod 31

After a brief departure from General Synod recognitions and celebrations of the United Church of Christ's grassroots justice leaders, the denomination is planning to honor a few movers and shakers during the upcoming biennial gathering for their work on the ground in creating a just world for all.


UCC General Synod to honor John Deckenback

The United Church of Christ will honor the late Rev. John Deckenback, long time spiritual leader of the Central Atlantic Conference, when the wider church assembles in Baltimore for General Synod.


In a warm up to General Synod, Wisconsin Conference becomes 'Immigrant Welcoming' with an overwhelming vote

Wisconsin Conference UCC congregations, which believe that publicly proclaiming love for their neighbors aligns with their mission, vision and values, overwhelmingly pass a resolution becoming an Immigrant Welcoming Conference.


Antoinette Brown Awards to honor two visionary leaders during General Synod 2017

Two outstanding ministers who have provided the United Church of Christ with their vision, hope and leadership during their lives and ministries will be honored as recipients of the Antoinette Brown Trailblazer Awards during General Synod 2017.


General Synod resolution calls the church to more disability justice

The General Synod of the United Church of Christ and the denomination have been advocates for the inclusion and well-being of people with disabilities for the better part of three decades. But the experience of those with disabilities has changed in that time, so the governing body will examine a resolution that reaffirms the UCC's previous commitment, while stretching the church to do more and include persons with disabilities in its social justice witness.


Guests from Cuba to provide personal perspective on proposed resolution at General Synod

The UCC Cuban connection runs deep, prompting the ‘Bring Down the Wall in the Caribbean’ GS resolution.