General Synod News

General Synod News

Central Atlantic Conference rolls out welcome mat with General Synod special events

The Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ is planning to welcome the wider church to General Synod 31 like never before. The conference is offering six special events that take place before or after General Synod 2017 in Baltimore June 30 through July 4, as a way to introduce people to all that the Maryland area has to offer.


General Synod service projects to focus on people, environment, animals

Delegates and visitors of General Synod 2017 in Baltimore have the opportunity to go out into the community to perform acts of service in the areas of people, the environment and animals, and share that life-changing experience with their local faith communities when they return home.


Expand your worldview with General Synod workshops

Visualize the Gospel through sculpture, see the scriptures come to life in pictures, learn more about Cuba and find ways to coach your way through conflict -- all possible with a one-hour workshop at General Synod in Baltimore.


Heavy load of business awaits General Synod 2017 delegates

The United Church of Christ's General Synod 31 faces a tall task this summer during business sessions. Delegates must debate as many as 20 resolutions submitted for consideration, decide on a set of changes to the UCC Constitution and Bylaws that would alter the leadership structure of the church's national setting and elect one of the denomination's national officers.


Agenda changes offer more free time to General Synod 2017 visitors

The General Synod planning team is doing its best to provide attendees and delegates with more free time during the United Church of Christ's biennial gathering in 2017, while arranging the schedule in such a way to accommodate all the business decisions that the deliberative body must tackle this summer in Baltimore.


General Synod planners seeking "Be the Church" discussions

If your church has a great idea that helped revitalize your ministry, the planning team for the 2017 General Synod of the United Church of Christ wants to hear from you. Team leaders are seeking creative minds to lead a series of church-focused "Be the Church" roundtable discussions this summer in Baltimore.


Optional dining events available during General Synod 2017

Visitors and delegates to the 31st General Synod of the United Church of Christ this summer will have a chance to reconnect with friends and ministry colleagues, and meet new companions at one of the biennial gathering's two dozen dining events.


Bring a toy, send some treats to General Synod to benefit Best Friends Animal Society

The General Synod of the United Church of Christ is taking on a service project this June in Baltimore to serve people’s best friends.


ONA Coalition plans 45th anniversary celebration at General Synod

The National Open and Affirming Coalition will celebrate the 45th anniversary of its founding this summer during its National Gathering, the organization's signature event, and will set a future course for the ONA movement in light of the 2016 presidential election.


General Synod resolution seeks to open doors to ministry to under-represented groups

Among the upcoming resolutions for consideration by the 31st General Synod of the United Church of Christ is a call from the host conference, the Central Atlantic Conference, to break down barriers and increase the presence of under-represented groups in pulpits across the denomination.