General Synod News

General Synod News

Nominating Committee selects 13 new candidates to join Board of Directors at General Synod

Hard working, flexible and creative. Those are a few descriptions of a dozen new leaders who have been chosen to join the United Church of Christ Board of Directors.

The General Synod Nominating Committee has announced 13 diverse and talented individuals, each unanimously selected to join the board and help guide the direction of the national setting into the future.

Synod theological reflections continue with three new voices

Theological reflections were such a popular and welcomed part of the United Church of Christ's 2013 General Synod in Long Beach that this year's General Synod organizers decided to continue the spiritual element in Cleveland—and they've added one extra voice. The Rev. Matthew Laney, the Rev. Robert Molsberry and the Rev. Nancy Rosas will serve as theological reflectors for this summer's gathering from June 26 to 30.

UCC Connecticut Conference sponsors youth trip to General Synod

Youth and young adults are the future of the church—with current leaders of the United Church of Christ strongly standing behind that sentiment. This summer, the Connecticut Conference of the UCC is strengthening that sentiment, by bringing 18 young people to General Synod. 

Antwone Fisher to keynote General Synod Gala for literacy

'A Place Like This' — the General Synod Gala — will call attention to the unexpected places where low literacy rates impact people's lives as it raises funds to directly support local literacy programs in congregations of the Ohio Conference of the UCC.

Mid-East peace, racism among topics for General Synod 2015 resolutions

Finding peace in the Middle East and dismantling institutional racism are two of the topics that United Church of Christ delegates will tackle during the upcoming General Synod, as the church continues to address justice issues with a bold, public voice for justice.

Celebration of leadership, Saturday night dance party highlight General Synod agenda

A Saturday night dance party with a big band, two significant retirement celebrations, a third keynote speaker, and the election of the denomination's next general minister and president—these are a few major pieces of the jigsaw puzzle that will become the agenda for the United Church of Christ 2015 General Synod.

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.