United Church of Christ

General Synod News

Guided in large part by the voices of youth, General Synod 2017 enthusiastically passed a resolution of witness Monday urging the recognition of gun violence as a public health emergency deserving of federal funding for scientific research.


After two lengthy years of conversation, deliberation and collaboration, delegates to General Synod 2017 approved a set of changes to the United Church of Christ's Constitution and Bylaws that will reshape the leadership of the church.


A resolution and a rallying call, calling on all members of the United Church of Christ, clergy and congregants, to combat the climate crisis from the pulpit and in the public square.


The Rev. Jim Moos, co-executive of Global Ministries for the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and Jose Ortega Dopico, president of the Cuban Council of Churches, Monday encouraged General Synod 2017 attendees to join in the Global Ministries Caribbean Initiative, an 18-month program that supports partners in seven Caribbean countries.


In a special service project at their General Synod this weekend in Baltimore, members of the United Church of Christ are making a few extra Best Friends.